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    Default My debut novel published this week!



    I hope the Linkers don't consider this spamming, but I couldn't let the publication of my debut novel in the UK go by without a mention. It's called THE TWELVE, and is published by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Random House, on 2nd July. I intended on posting about it yesterday, but I've had a crazy week, including a joint launch with John Connolly in Belfast.

    My book was picked up by legendary New York literary agent Nat Sobel (he also reps James Ellroy, Joseph Wambaugh, Robert Jordan, Richard Russo, Tim Dorsey, and more) after he saw one of my short stories on a crime fiction website. Early reviews have been terrific, and I've got great blurbs from James Ellroy, John Connolly, Ken Bruen and Jeff Abbott.

    It'll be published in the USA in October under the title THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST by Soho Press, and I'll be doing a promo tour taking in NYC, Bouchercon at Indianapolis, Scottsdale AZ, Houston TX, San Mateo CA, Denver CO, and Chicago IL.

    Anyway, that's all from me pimping my book. I just wanted to share the moment, but if mods thinks it's out out of order, then feel free to close.

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    Congrats, I'll definitely be making a note for myself when October comes!
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    This is so inspiring. You are realising a life that I have always dreamed about. I dream of being a writer.

    Congratulations. I look forward to reading it.

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    Good for you, Stuart! Word of warning: stay away from Dorsey if you find yourself at a function with him that features a free bar. Just sayin'.

    Best of luck to you, and mention to Connolly the flattering review I gave "The Lovers" here at the Links.
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    Stuart...congrats. I'm not much of a reader, the ADHD ya know. I'm more of an article reader. But I promise to contribute to your retirement fund when it's released here in the US.

    My dad is an avid reader, so, thank you for the awesome gift idea for him.
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    Well that is just truly awesome, Stuart! Congratulations! Best of luck with this book (and hopefully more to come).

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    Congrats!! Hope it is a success.
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    If Ellroy likes it, it's a pretty good bet that I'm going to like it too....and October is the perfect time for me......perhaps my airport reading choice is already determined!



    congrats on such a big ass accomplishment!

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    Congrats!! Will have to come out and visit you when you make it to Houston!

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    Awesome Stuart!! Good luck with the book and the tour!
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    Here's another couple of quid in your pocket good man. Never been able finish a novel, short story man at best (short sentence actually) so much respect.

    I shall be picking up a copy, because I like the idea. Hope it gets you the pullitzer.
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    Big congrats!......I'm looking forward to reading it.

    You are coming to San Mateo?.....which one, Borders or Barnes and Noble?.....My son lives in San Mateo and I head down there once a week to pick him up.....he is an avid reader like myself and we often stop at one of those two places....I'm gonna need a signed copy

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    Thats pretty awesome man, is it in the shops down under yet or we have to wait a while?
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    This is so inspiring. You are realising a life that I have always dreamed about. I dream of being a writer.

    Congratulations. I look forward to reading it.
    Same here. I dreamed of being a novelist when I was younger. I had a partial realization of the dream of writing for a living and had my name appear in some credits a couple times, but ultimately I wanted to see my nomme de plume appear on a cover much like yours. Nice goin' sir. Heartfelt congratulations.
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    Congratulations. Please use this thread to keep us posted on the US release. Indianapolis is a driveable distance and I'll try to get there when the book is released. I'll put "Frankenstripes" on the dustcover so you can sign it VHLinks-style.

 

 

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