Saturday, January 30, 2010


While a few more dates around central Ohio may be added in the days to come, below is the schedule for the PRINT THE LEGEND book tour. If you’re interested in a signed or personalized copy of the new novel, but can’t make it to one of these venues, I’d urge you to contact one of the dealers below via email or phone to have your copy inscribed/signed when I visit the bookstore of your choice.

As a possible added incentive, several of these bookstores will be made available copies of a limited-edition chapbook containing an original Hector Lassiter short story entitled, “Colt.”

When Head Games was released in 2007, I prepared a special-limited edition chapbook of the short story, “The Last Interview,” which introduced Hector Lassiter. Like “Colt,” “The Last Interview” was available exclusively through independent booksellers. That first chapbook became a kind of collectible in its own right.

“Colt,” serves as a partial origin story for Hector, supplying some heretofore unshared background regarding Hector’s early family life.

In the short story, a teenage Hector stumbles across a badly injured old man in the desert south of El Paso…a chance meeting that deeply affects the old man and changes the life of the aspiring young writer.

Embodying its title, “Colt” also answers the question of exactly how Hector came into possession of his iconic, 1873 Colt Peacemaker.

The tour schedule follows; hope to see you somewhere down the trail:

Saturday, February 20 at 5 p.m.
Murder by the Book, Houston, Texas
Address: 2352 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas
(713) 524-8597

Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.
BookPeople, Austin, Texas
Address: 603 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas
(512) 472-5050

Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m.
Poisoned Pen Press, Scottsdale, Arizona
Address: 4014 North Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 947-2974

Saturday, March 6 at noon
Big Sleep Books, St. Louis, MO
Address: 239 North Euclid, St. Louis, MO
(314) 361-6100

Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.
Foul Play Mystery Bookshop
Address: 27 E. College Ave., Westerville, OH
(614) 818-CLUE

Saturday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
Books & Company at the Greene, Dayton, OH
Address: 4453 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH
(937) 429-2169

Saturday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Aunt Agatha’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Address: 213 South 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 769-1114


  1. Oh, come on. Minneapolis, man. Once Upon a Crime. Make it happen.

  2. I am so hyped for this, you don't know!

  3. Neil: Doing all I can in this weather and these busy times...
    Naomi: Very much looking forward to seeing you!