St. Martin's/Minotaur ISBN 978-0-312-56024-9
From the urban jungles of New Jersey to a sleepy Florida town, a ruthless killer blazes a bloody trail...and a young mother must risk everything to protect what she loves.
Shots ring out on a lonely Florida road, and Sheriff's Deputy Sara Cross finds herself the unwilling witness to the killing of a young black man, gunned down while fleeing a routine traffic stop. A single mother raising an ailing six-year-old, it's bad enough that she's the only female deputy in a town where everyone knows your business. But now Morgan, an aging enforcer for a brutal New Jersey drug gang, has come to town to settle some debts, and Sara soon finds herself torn between love and duty, loyalty and the truth...and just trying to stay alive.
Stroby's debut novel, The Barbed-Wire Kiss, is one of the most memorable I've read. I hope you get to meet him on tour, particularly on January 30 at Houston's Murder By the Book, when he appears with fellow Lineup 3 contributor James W. Hall. And of course, Murder By the Book also carries The Lineup 1 and 2. Ask about reserving your copy of Issue 3.
Wallace will also appear at the New York Public Library on April 13 with fellow Lineup 3 contributor Henry Chang.
GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER Tour Dates:
JAN. 29: 7:30 p.m. WBGO-FM 88.3 interview with reporter Andrew Meyer, taped at WBGO's Newark, N.J., studios. Will air on 88.3, and as part of the live stream at www.wbgo.org. Will be archived on the station's site afterward, along with a reading from GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER.
JAN. 29: 7 p.m.: BOOK PEOPLE, 603 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas, (512) 472-5050. Signing/discussion
JAN. 30: 5 p.m.: MURDER BY THE BOOK, 2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, Texas. (713) 524-8597. Signing/discussion with James W. Hall and Bob Morris.
FEB. 5: 6:30 p.m.: THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY. (212) 587-1011. Signing/discussion
FEB. 6: 6 p.m.: WORDS! ASBURY PARK, 612 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, N.J. (732) 455-5549. As part of Asbury Park's "Samedi Gras" First Saturday festival. Signing/discussion
FEB. 27: 1 p.m.: WATCHUNG BOOKSELLERS, 54 Fairfield St., Watchung Plaza, Montclair, N.J. (973) 744-7177. Signing/discussion
MARCH 6: 2 p.m.: MOONSTONE MYSTERY BOOKSTORE, 12 Bloomfield Ave., Flemington, N.J., (908) 788-9094. Signing/discussion
APRIL 13: 6:30: NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, Fifth Ave. and 40th, Manhattan. Panel discussion on "Crime Scenes: From Cities to the Back of Beyond: Why & How Mystery Writers Choose Their Settings" with Peggy Ehrhart ("Sweet Man is Gone"), Lorenzo Carcaterra ("A Safe Place," "Sleepers"), Henry Chang ("Chinatown Beat"), Laura Joh Rowland ("The Cloud Pavilion") and Julia Pomeroy ("Cold Moon Home").
MAY 3: 4 p.m. FESTIVAL OF MYSTERY, Oakmont, Pa.
OCT. 14-17: BOUCHERCON 2010, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, Calif.
NOV. 4-7: NOIRCON 2010, Philadelphia, Pa.