Blog of author Craig McDonald, internationally bestselling Edgar®/Anthony/Macavity nominated novelist.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
PARIS VIA OHIO AT SEPT. 29 LIBRARY CONFERENCE
On Sept. 29, I'll be appearing on a special "Masters of Suspense" panel with Cara Black at the Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo. This library-centric event is being held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 29 at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. A little about Cara and myself:
Meet Cara Black: Chicago-born and San Francisco-raised, Cara is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 15 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.
Meet Craig McDonald: Columbus native and Edgar/Anthony awards finalist McDonald is an award-winning and international best-selling novelist, editor and journalist. His critically acclaimed Hector Lassiter series includes “One True Sentence,” “The Great Pretender,” “Roll the Credits,” “Print the Legend,” “Death In The Face,” “Write From Wrong,” and “Head Games,” which was a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, Gumshoe and Crimespree Magazine awards for best first novel. "Head Games" was also a finalist for the the 2011 Sélection du prix polar Saint-Maur en Poche in France. "Head Games" is forthcoming as a graphic novel from the Eisner Award-winning imprint of First-Second Books on Oct. 24, 2017. The Lassiter series has been translated into numerous languages.
Cara and I have both written books set in Paris and appeared at literary conferences in France, so odds are some of the discussion will center around the City of Lights.
If you're an Ohio librarian and planning to attend, I look forward to seeing you there!
The climax of the Hector Lassiter series, coming November 2016 from Betimes Books. "With THREE CHORDS & THE TRUTH, Craig McDonald has crafted a remarkable coda to the series."—Steven Powell, author of JAMES ELLROY: DEMON DOG OF CRIME FICTION
Edgar®/Anthony/Macavity/Gumshoe/Crimespree nominated novelist of ONE TRUE SENTENCE, FOREVER'S JUST PRETEND, TOROS & TORSOS, THE GREAT PRETENDER, ROLL THE CREDITS, THE RUNNING KIND, HEAD GAMES, PRINT THE LEGEND, DEATH IN THE FACE, THREE CHORDS & THE TRUTH, EL GAVILAN, PARTS UNKNOWN, CARNIVAL NOIR, CABAL and ANGELS OF DARKNESS. Nonfiction titles include ART IN THE BLOOD and ROGUE MALES: CONVERSATIONS & CONFRONTATIONS ABOUT THE WRITING LIFE.
Hector Lassiter Series: #1 Bestseller, Amazon.com.au; One Of BookPeople's Top 10 Of 2011 & Poisoned Pen Staff Favorite
FOREVER'S JUST PRETEND (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #2)
Hector Lassiter Series: #3 Bestseller, Amazon.com.au! Publishers Weekly: "Entertaining...a must read for series fans &...for new readers."
TOROS & TORSOS (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #3)
Hector Lassiter Series: #4 Bestseller, Amazon.com.au! Named to numerous Year's Best Lists!
THE GREAT PRETENDER (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #4)
Hector Lassiter Series: #2 Bestseller, Amazon.com.au! "McDonald cagily splits up the action, with Welles in full enfant terrible mode in the first half of the book—much of the story unfolds on the night of the infamous War of the Worlds broadcast in 1938—while the second takes place in the late 1940s as the filmmaker's star is already burning out."—Vince Keenan, author of DOWN THE HATCH
ROLL THE CREDITS (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #5)
Hector Lassiter Series: #5 Bestseller, Amazon.com.au! "A writer of truly unique voice, approach, and ambition, Craig McDonald delivers again with ROLL THE CREDITS. Not to be missed." —Michael Koryta
THE RUNNING KIND (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #6)
"Just the right amount of history, suspense, action and familiar faces to make his alternative history fascinating."—Terry Bowman, author of FIONA'S RULES
HEAD GAMES (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #7)
Hector Lassiter series: Edgar & Anthony Awards Finalist! #5 Bestseller, Amazon.com.au! Coming autumn 2017 as a graphic novel from First Second!
PRINT THE LEGEND (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #8)
Named To More Than A Dozen Year's Best Lists; the most translated of the internationally best-selling series of novels!
DEATH IN THE FACE (HECTOR LASSITER SERIES #9)
The penultimate Hector Lassiter novel with 007-creator Ian Fleming; selected by The Rap Sheet as a 2015 novel of the year; praised by Publishers Weekly and Booklist!
Now Available from Betimes Books
Starred Review From Publishers Weekly! PW Pick of the Week
PARTS UNKNOWN (CHRIS LYON SERIES #1)
#1 in Chris Lyon series of eBook exclusive thrillers, now available
CARNIVAL NOIR (CHRIS LYON SERIES #2)
#2 in Chris Lyon series of eBook exclusive thrillers, now available.
CABAL (CHRIS LYON SERIES #3)
#3 in Chris Lyon series of eBook exclusive thrillers, now available.
ANGELS OF DARKNESS (CHRIS LYON SERIES #4)
#4 in Chris Lyon series of eBook exclusive thrillers, now available and featuring Hector Lassiter!
Exclusively Available Via OneClickdigital at Participating Libraries
ART IN THE BLOOD
Macavity Award Finalist!
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