July newsletter 2012

I am the Queen of Everything - Cleo

Hello

I'm releasing BACKFIRE, the 16th FBI thriller, into the Universe on Tuesday, July 10th. Backfire has a gorgeous cover to fascinate you. As for the insides, both mysteries will light your fire, maybe scorch your eyebrows. The book takes place in San Francisco (my home digs), and the major mystery reprises Judge Ramsey Hunt (The Target). BACKFIRE is wild and woolly, it'll punch your heart into overdrive, and I swear you'll be locking your windows at three a.m.

SPLIT SECOND in paperback came in at #9 on the NYT Bestseller List. If you haven't read SS, please do, and let me know what you think (but only if it's good).

I'm leaving for New York Tuesday to attend Thrillerfest, a huge reader-oriented convention at the Grand Hyatt, Park Avenue at 42nd, across from Grand Central Station. If you're in that neck of the woods, do come see me at the booksignings (check at www.Thrillerfest.com to see schedules). I'll be interviewed on Friday at 3:00 as one of the Thrillerfest Spotlight Guests. It's going to be an amazing week.

I hear the heat-wave that's gripped the Midwest and East is dissipating, going down into the 80's this weekend and continuing into next week. For this, I am profoundly grateful, given that San Francisco is today in the mid sixties, and that also means I won't be a well-dressed puddle with shiny red heels on the streets of New York. (Not Kansas)

I hope you really enjoy SPLIT SECOND and BACKFIRE -- do let me know what you think --

Catherine