Monday, May 31, 2010

New praise for BFP books!

"Charlie Fox and Zoë Sharp have been staff favorites since First Drop was released in the U.S. a few years ago. However, her U.S. publisher started with the fourth book in the series, despite the title. Now, thanks to Busted Flush, U.S. readers have a chance to start at the beginning, with Killer Instinct. In her first outing, Charlie has not yet officially transitioned into her career as a bodyguard. Instead, she is a freelance self-defense instructor, and open to other odd jobs as well, especially those where she can employ her skills as a former British Army Special Forces soldier. A casual evening out with a friend leads to a part time job as security at a local nightclub, and enmeshes Charlie in a web of crime and deceit tied to the heinous murders of several local women. Elements of the rape and murders have uncomfortable resonance with Charlie’s past." -- Maryelizabeth Hart, Mysterious Galaxy (San Diego, CA)

Killer Instinct goes on sale this week!


“What a resounding pleasure to read Don Winslow’s splendid first novel again. Even back in 1991 Don seemed to arrive fully formed—whip-smart, funny, brave and big-hearted, too. From a beginning like A Cool Breeze on the Underground it’s easy to see how Winslow became one of the premiere writers of crime fiction in our language. I look most forward to seeing all of the Neal Carey stories published by Busted Flush.”—T. Jefferson Parker, best-selling author of Iron River

A Cool Breeze on the Underground is an amazing first novel that set the course for a terrific career. Reading it now is like going back to pick up a diamond you didn’t see the first time.”
Thomas Perry, best-selling author of The Butcher’s Boy and Strip

A Cool Breeze on the Underground will be published in November.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pictures from Crimefest!

This past weekend, British thriller writer Zoë Sharp took part in one of the world's premier crime-fiction conference, Crimefest, in Bristol, England. Here are a few photos from the festivities. Check out that gorgeous piece of work... um, both the new Busted Flush Press edition of Killer Instinct (the first Charlie Fox thriller) and Zoë herself!

And no, Zoë's not attacking a book critic... She occasionally teaches self-defense seminars at mystery conventions.

And here's Zoë (far left) on a Crimefest panel, which is being moderated by the lovely Busted Flush Press author Donna Moore! Look for Donna's Old Dogs next month!

Zoë Sharp's Killer Instinct is leaving the printers (finally) today! We apologize for the delays, but I guarantee you, it's worth the wait!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Look for us at BookExpo this week!

Busted Flush Press & Tyrus Books will be sharing booth space in the Consortium area at this year's BookExpo. I've been several times as a bookseller participant, but I'm a newbie as a exhibitor. Please drop by & say hi! I'd love to chat with booksellers, librarians, fans... well, anyone. We're at booth #4507.

Reed Farrel Coleman (published by both BFP & Tyrus) will be signing at the booth, Wednesday, 2-3 p.m.

And follow my Twitter feed for photos & news from BookExpo!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Anthony Award nominations, Daniel Woodrell's WINTER'S BONE

If you attended last year's Bouchercon in Indianapolis, or are already registered to attend this year's in San Francisco (Oct. 14-17), you can nominate the short list for the 2010 Anthony Awards! Categories include: Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story, and Best Critical Nonfiction Work. Ballots are due by May 28th, just a week away! Download a ballot here.

And may we recommend two Busted Flush Press titles which are eligible for Anthonys: 2010 Spinetingler Award nominee Tower (by Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman) for Best Paperback Original and 2010 Edgar Award nominee "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" (by Ace Atkins, in Crossroad Blues) for Best Short Story.

Thanks so much, and happy voting!

P.S. My own personal picks for the other two main fiction categories:
Best Novel -- Shatter (by Michael Robotham; Doubleday), though I also have a special fondness for No Such Creature (by Giles Blunt; Henry Holt).
Best First Novel
-- Mixed Blood (by Roger Smith; Henry Holt/Picador) just barely edges out The Ghosts of Belfast (by Stuart Neville; Soho), but it's mighty close.


Back Bay Books has released the new movie tie-in cover of Busted Flush Press author Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel Winter's Bone. Gorgeous, huh? This edition will be out soon.

And here's the estimated schedule of the film's theatrical release, which begins in L.A. & NYC June 11th. See if it's playing in your neck of the woods! Can't wait for it to hit Houston...

7/9 – Scottsdale – Camelview 5
7/23 – Tucson – The Loft

6/18 – Fayetteville – AMC Fiesta Square 16

6/11 – Los Angeles – The Landmark
6/18 – Berkeley – California 3
6/18 – Irvine – University Town Center
6/18 – Pasadena – Playhouse 7
6/18 – Santa Monica – Monica 4-Plex
6/25 – La Jolla – La Jolla Village Cinemas
6/25 – San Diego – Hillcrest Cinemas

6/25 – Denver – Chez Artiste

6/25 - Hartford - Cinema City 4
6/25 - New Haven - Criterion 7

6/18 – Washington – E Street Cinema

7/9 – Tampa – Tampa Theatre

7/9 – Atlanta – Midtown Art Cinemas 8

6/18 – Chicago – Century Centre Cinema

6/18 - Overland Park - Glenwood Arts

6/18 – Lexington – Kentucky Theatre
6/18 – Louisville – The Baxter

6/25 – Baltimore – The Charles

6/18 – Brookline – Coolidge Corner Theatre
6/18 – Cambridge – Kendall Square Cinema
6/25 - Amherst - Amherst Cinema Arts Center 3

6/25 – Bloomfield Hills – Maple Art Theatre
7/9 - Ann Arbor - Michigan Theater

6/25 – Edina – Edina 4

6/18 – Frontenac – Plaza Frontenac Cinema
6/18 - Kansas City - Tivoli @ Manor Square
6/18 – Springfield – Campbell 16 Cine
6/25 - Branson - Branson Meadows Cinemas
6/25 – West Plains – Glass Sword Cinema

6/18 - Montclair – Clairidge Cinemas 6

6/11 – New York – Lincoln Plaza
6/11 – New York – Sunshine Cinema
6/18 - Brooklyn - BAM Rose Cinemas
7/23 – Rochester – Little Theatre
7/30 – Albany – Spectrum

7/9 – Charlotte – Manor Theatre 2
7/9 – Raleigh – Colony Twin

7/9 – Cincinnati – Esquire
7/16 - Cleveland - Cedar Lee
7/30 - Dayton - Neon Movies

8/6 - Tulsa - Circle Theatre

6/25 – Portland – Fox Tower

6/18 – Philadelphia – Ritz 5

7/9 - Providence - Avon Cinema

7/9 – Knoxville – Downtown West Cinema 8
7/16 – Memphis – Ridgeway 4
7/16 – Nashville – Belcourt Theatre

6/25 – Austin – The Arbor
6/25 – Dallas – Magnolia Theatre
6/25 – Houston – River Oaks Theatre

7/16 – Salt Lake City – Broadway Centre Cinemas

6/18 – Arlington – Shirlington 7

6/25 – Seattle – Uptown Cinemas 3
6/25 – Seattle – Guild 45th Theatre

And if you haven't seen it yet, view the movie trailer here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Two Consortium anthologies to launch at NoirCon!

You probably already know about Busted Flush Press's Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (edited by Bill Crider; 978-1-935415-40-4; trade paperback original; $18) launching at this November's NoirCon in Philadelphia (Nov. 4-7)... but did you know that Akashic Books's Philadelphia Noir (edited by Carlin Romano; 978-1-936070-63-3; paperback original; $15.95) will be making its debut there, too? Here are the authors scheduled to attend from each anthology:

Patti Abbott (Damn Near Dead 2)
Scott Cupp (Damn Near Dead 2)
Christa Faust (Damn Near Dead 2)
Scott Phillips (Damn Near Dead 2)
Carlin Romano (Philadelphia Noir)
S. J. Rozan (Damn Near Dead 2)
Duane Swierczynski (Philadelphia Noir)
Dennis Tafoya (Philadelphia Noir)
Johnny Temple (Akashic Books publisher) & David Thompson (Busted Flush Press publisher)
...and likely many more!

Both titles will be released by Consortium Books in November.
For more information on NoirCon or to register, please visit the website, the blog, or contact organizer Lou Boxer directly. We hope you can make it!

Monday, May 3, 2010

BFP wins the 2010 Spinetingler Award!

Busted Flush Press has been named Best Mystery/Crime Fiction Press, Publisher or Imprint by the 2010 Spinetingler Awards! Thank you SO much to everyone who voted for BFP. It was an honor to have been in the same company as fellow nominees Bitter Lemon Press, New Pulp Press, Serpent's Tail, Soho, and Switchblade. And let me tell you as a bookseller, those publishers are among our favorites at Murder By The Book! Please check 'em out.

Other Spinetingler Award winners include Stuart Neville's The Ghosts of Belfast, Michael Connelly's The Scarecrow, Adrian McKinty's 50 Grand, and more. View a complete list of winners here.

Check back at the BFP blog later this week for an account of the 2010 Edgar Awards. We may not have won, but we still had a great time!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

WINTER'S BONE movie trailer!

Special thanks to Spinetingler Magazine for bringing this to everyone's attention!

The Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film based on Daniel Woodrell's acclaimed novel will be out June 11th, in selected cities. Don't miss it!

Busted Flush Press will release Woodrell's Tomato Red (paperback; 978-1-935415-06-0; $15) in September. Here's a new blurb, hot off the presses from best-selling crime writer C. J. Box...

"Three pages into Tomato Red I got that inexplicable head rush that comes from wondering how I'd never heard of the book or of Daniel Woodrell, and regretting the years I was ignorant of both. Woodrell writes with a poetic, lyrical, breezy style that reminds me of authentic country artists like George Jones or Hank Williams but he somehow does it on the page. He packs an entire world into a short book and leaves you yearning for more. Thank you, Busted Flush Press, for introducing me to Woodrell. Now others won't make the mistake I made." -- C. J. Box, Edgar-winning author of Nowhere to Run