Friday, February 26, 2010

Look for a special guest blog

As you know, all the books I write about on this blog are books I've bought or borrowed from a library.

I very much appreciate people who get advanced reading copies, review the books, and then write blog posts about them.  That's where I find most of the recently-published books I buy.  But I tried the ARC route once, and I didn't feel comfortable with it myself.  I'm not objective enough with free books. 

Still, for especially promising, award-winning books, maybe there's another way.

When Thomas Kaufman wrote me about the possibility of doing a guest blog on his new book Drink the Tea, I agreed because it comes highly recommended, and it sounded like a book I would like to read.

This is his debut mystery scheduled for publication March 2. It won the PWA/St. Martin's Press Best First Private Eye Novel Competition.  It received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and from that review and the other things I've read about it, it is a book I will be buying.

Part of the PW review and some other comments are reprinted here.

This is a new adventure for me--a guest blog.  I'm looking forward to finding out what Thomas Kaufman has to say.  

Look for Thomas Kaufman's guest blog which is coming soon. 

Here is Kaufman's web site.


Naomi Johnson said...

I'm looking forward to this! I'm reading his book now, in preparation for a signing he's doing in Westerville in March.

Joe Barone said...

I'm looking forward to reading the book. It sounds unique.