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December 01, 2018


Kevin Bates

Steve, Amazon is faster then you think. I just bought the ebook and have started it already. The print version is not listed yet but I will be getting that as well. Any word on the audiobook yet? Also can not wait for the new story in Ellery Queen. Is it a prelude to the Double A?


Will it be available in stores or is it ebook only?


Kevin: Whoa -- they *are* faster than I expected! I was thinking the ebook would go live Tuesday at the earliest. I just hope the paperback pops up soon, too, because I don't want to start promoting until they're both available. Ugh -- more waiting. Oh, well -- at least the wait is over for you. Hope you're digging the book!

Liam: The book'll be available as an ebook, a paperback and (probably but not definitely) an audiobook. It'll start off in Amazon only, though. But local stores and libraries should be able to order it if they're so inclined.

Jenny K.

I just ordered the paperback version from Amazon. Merry Christmas to me!


Will there not be a hardcover edition for this volume?

(I'm hoping there is, but I've been seeing a recent trend with novel series that started in hardcover editions ending with softcover followups. Just ran into this with a R.S. Belcher book for example. )

Regardless of format, I'm very much looking forward to this book!


Jenny: Thanks for buying the book -- hope it makes your Christmastime a little holly-jollier!

Michael: I'm afraid there won't be a hardcover for this one, which I know is disappointing for collectors. Sorry!

Jason Rekulak

Yes!! I read the first HOLMES in front of a raging fire on a snowy night (with a glass of Scotch!) and I plan on repeating that ritual with this one (just need the weather to cooperate; I already have the booze).

Jan McClintock

The new book is already on my Christmas list, so calm down, dude. Seriously, I've submitted many client books to Amazon and their turnaround is pretty surprising, especially considering that the ebooks that used to go to CreateSpace are now going to KDP. As you saw this time, the Kindle version popped out faster than poop through a goose. Personally, I think someone on staff was secretly waiting to read the latest version. Score!


Jason: Settling into a comfy chair on a cold night with a good drink and a fun book is one of my favorite things in the world. So hearing that I'm providing someone else with the "fun book" in that same equation makes me insufferably pleased with myself. I hope Mother Nature gets her act together soon with the right snowy night!

Jan: Oh, yeah -- Amazon is fast these days! I could've announced the pub date a couple days earlier, but I messed up and scheduled some related promotions that I then couldn't move up. So even before I officially told the world the book is available (which I'll be doing in five, four, three, two...), a decent-sized cluster of impatient readers have already found it. It looks like some folks were hitting refresh-refresh-refresh on a "Steve Hockensmith" search on Amazon and got the book the second it was live as a result. Which means the first reviews should start popping up soon...and that's another wait that makes me edgy....

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