Hound in VA

Sun 27 Dec 2009 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 6 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

Nice way to end the year in Hound: Jay Strafford at Virginia’s Richmond Times-Dispatch does a nice round-up of some recent debut mystery novels and has this (among other nice things, it’s worth reading the review) to say about Vincent McCaffrey’s:

“If you favor a leisurely but still intriguing mystery with amiable characters and a devotion to the printed word, Hound will provide a pleasant diversion. As much about books — and love and knowledge and family — as about murder, Hound is the first in McCaffrey’s projected trilogy, and book lovers will eagerly await Henry’s next outing.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch


6 Responses to “Hound in VA”

  1. Kate Eltham on December 28th, 2009 2:59 am

    Hey Gavin, that’s cool I’ll let Ron at Pulp Fiction know. Half his store is devoted to crime & mystery, the other half to SF&F.

    And in case you missed it, Small Beer got a plug in Guys Lit Wire for the Poppy Z. Brite novellas:

    Seasons greetings,

  2. Gavin on December 28th, 2009 2:55 pm

    Hey Kate, it’s a lovely quiet Boston book, just the thing for Pulp Fiction. But then, aren’t all our books?

    Nice review! I forget that The Value of X is such a good coming out story.

    Hope you are having lovely hot holidays — here it is going from weirdly warm to rain and snow every 15 minutes or so: global warming or just unseasonably messed-up weather, you decide!

  3. carrie on December 28th, 2009 5:04 pm

    I’m so glad Hound is getting great reviews, but it is making the book hard to find. I wanted to buy a copy for my mother and had to run all over NYC and Brooklyn to find one!I’d like to imagine that this is because everyone knows how good it is.

  4. Gavin on December 29th, 2009 10:55 am

    Carrie, one place I think that should definitely have it is the http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com — it’s on their front page — as Vincent did an event there and signed some. Greenlight and Word in Brooklyn might have it…? Hope you were able to track it down — and that your mother enjoys it!

  5. carrie on January 4th, 2010 3:06 pm

    I was able to get it at Greenlight. My mother already read it and really liked it. Hooray!

  6. Gavin on January 4th, 2010 5:38 pm

    That’s awesome that you tracked it down — and that your mother enjoyed it. Phew. And yay for excellent new bookshops!

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