Coming in September: Hound

Tue 13 Jan 2009 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Here’s a book we’ve been looking forward to publishing for a while: Hound, the debut mystery from long-time Boston bookseller, Vincent McCaffrey, which we’ll be putting out in hardcover in September.

Vincent is working on the on the final draft (as well as a follow-up novel, always good news for mystery readers), then there’ll be review copies going out, at some point there’ll be a cover—maybe even by BookExpo in May, hey, you never know—then he’ll meet some other booksellers at the New England Indie Bookseller Association trade show in September, and the book will come out (set in Baskerville type, as requested by the author!), and readers everywhere will get to enjoy this slow-burning mystery.

Vincent owns the Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop (AVH) and has a great new website where he’s posting good pieces on the state of publishing, bookselling, and all those good things. AVH is now an online bookshop and we still get to see Vincent when he comes out to the Northampton book auction (a dangerous place). We (Gavin & Kelly) met while working there. Long before our time he had published a series of magazines, Fiction, Gallileo, even managing one issue of Galaxy, with help from writers and editors such as Charlie Ryan, Floyd Kemske, and contributors such as Connie Willis and John Kessel.

In the last couple of years, since moving the bookshop out of Boston, Vincent has been writing up a storm and we’ve been enjoying reading his novels as they’ve been sent out our way. It’s been good to work with Vincent again and we’re looking forward to getting his old-fashioned mystery out there to readers.

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  1. heather w on January 13th, 2009 10:39 pm

    I just looked over at the mess on my desk and spotted an “Official Authorized Bookmark” from AVHB lying next to the keyboard…

    although upon turning it over to see the bookcellar cafe info on the other side, I suspect that’s where I actually picked it up.

  2. lcrw on January 14th, 2009 12:30 pm

    Hey Heather, I still have to go see how it looks, but McIntyre & Moore have moved from Davis Sq in Somerville into the old Bookcellar Cafe Space (I think at 1971 Mass Ave, or that’s some other random synapse firing). What I miss about the Bookcellar: the space, the books, the chili!

  3. Barb on January 15th, 2009 9:49 am

    Wow. I will have to stop in and see what McIntyre & Moore have done with the ol’ place. I had completely forgotten about the chile(!), but I sure remember that cappuccino machine.

    I am so very much looking forward to Vince’s book.

  4. carrie on January 15th, 2009 2:50 pm

    This is exciting news!

  5. heather w on January 17th, 2009 4:07 pm

    1971 Mass Ave is what the bookmark says. I’m glad to hear it’s still full of books (and that Mc&M has a home). Sadly, I can’t recall if I ever had the chili.

  6. lcrw on January 19th, 2009 1:26 pm

    Dropped by 1971 Mass. Ave the other day and it is somewhat similar to the old Bookcellar, although sadly there’s no tea, scones, or chili. Part of the back room is now storage, shame as it made a comfy lounge/good spot for readings. McIntyre & Moore still have excellent, deep nonfiction sections.

    Carrie: it is exciting! When Vince is on the Today show we will be the ones outside the window waving in.

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