Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kept Girl Kept Days book sale

When I plotted The Kept Girl, I chose to set the action over seven sweltering summer days in late August/early September, 1929.

To commemorate the first occurrence of this literary anniversary since the book's publication, the Kindle edition will be deeply discounted on Amazon, starting, just as the book does, on August 29 at 99 cents and running through September 4, when the Great Eleven cult's secrets are revealed and the price reverts back to $4.99 retail around the witching hour.

And while the paperback isn't on sale, if you buy a copy directly from Esotouric Ink during these dates, we'll be happy to send you an ebook edition for free, and we'll throw in a pretty packet of The Kept Girl cast of characters cards in Art Deco wraps, so you can see the real faces behind the fiction. I hope you'll take advantage of the Kept Days Sale--and please, tell a book-loving friend.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Noir California: The Masters of 20th Century Crime Fiction panel at Pasadena Central Library

A lively noir-themed conversation before an engaged audience of book lovers was held on Thursday, July 31, 2014. 

From left to right, apparently having spotted a clue, are Julie M. Rivett (granddaughter and keeper of the literary flame of Dashiell Hammett), Kim Cooper (author of The Kept Girl, representing Raymond Chandler studies), moderator and mystery novelist Denise Hamilton and Tom Nolan (mystery critic for The Wall Street Journal and biographer of Ross MacDonald).