Toni McGee Causey's book is GREAT. It got starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. I loved it. Fun and funny, with a fabulous setting and some terrific action. This girl can write.
Marcus's was marvelous too - it's no wonder he just signed a four-book deal!
Well, I haven't looked at the website for ages... probably since it started, but I didn't think Sean was a Killer Year person - I must have missed that. I have his book and am really looking forward to reading it. Also looking forward to reading Sandra Ruttan and Dave White. And I hear good things about Marcus Sakey's book so I will probably buy that at some point too.
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Brett Battles' "The Cleaner". Excellent book. One of the better spy thrillers I've read in a really long time. I've still got Bobbie Fayes Very (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day and Kiss Her Goodbye on my TBR pile.
Oh. My. God. I absolutely loved THE CLEANER. I'm not an int'l spy book afficionado, but this novel kicked ass. Had a twist I didn't see coming (that hasn't happened in eons!), reads like water. Definite page turner. F'god's sake, don't miss this one. I think it's coming out in June.
I've also read SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES (Sandra Ruttan) and LOST DOG (Bill Cameron). Both were good reads, though very different kinds of books. Haven't had a chance to get far into Pinter's book yet. I'm totally looking forward to reading Chercover's book, though - sounds like a good 'un.
I've read Sakey's, THE BLADE ITSELF, and Browne's, KISS HER GOODBYE, and they both definitely deliver the goods. I don't think Chercover is a Killer Year member, but BIG CITY, BAD BLOOD delivers, too. First-time novelist Phil Hawley is listed on their website as a Killer Year Friend, and STIGMA is the best flat out thriller I've read this year.
I unfortunately missed Bill Cameron's signing at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, but I will soon be dropping in to pick up a copy of LOST DOG to add to my TBR mountain.
I'd sure love it if they bundled this up like a collection--the Class of 2007. Like the fruit of the month club, send me one juicy book after another, I'd sign up. (I've got a name or two in my TBR pile, but I don't want to miss one.)
My mistake about Chercover. I didn't realize Marc Lecard is also a member. In additon to the books by Sakey, Chercover and Browne, I've also read VINNIE'S HEAD, by Marc Lecard. Hilarious, dark and witty. Lecard delivers the goods, too.