Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, April 06, 2018
News from Jack Reacher
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz! Do you wonder where Jack Reacher is?
Midnight Line, last year's Reacher novel which YOU made a #1
bestseller everywhere, is now available in mass-market paperback in the
UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and on April 24th in the US and
Canada. If you had the fortitude to wait for the paperback, now you can
discover what some critics think was Reacher's best novel to date.
Yippee! A new Reacher edition always puts spring in my step.
Per usual, there will be an excerpt from Past Tense in the US and Canada paperbacks and
ebooks, and UK paperbacks in int'l airports and abroad.
In the last newsletter, we promised you a hint about Past Tense: Reacher is traveling south through
New England when he sees a sign for the town where his dad was born. Our
guy is a curious cat so he changes direction. At the city clerk's office,
Reacher is told no one by his name ever lived there. Uh oh. Was his dad lying
or... What else could it be?
Past Tense, Reacher novel #23, goes on sale
November 5th worldwide wherever English language books are sold. Tour
info is not available yet (please don't ask me). All we know so far is
Lee will tour Australia and New Zealand in late November. When we confirm
all the dates, countries and cities, we'll send you a new Reacher Report.
One more thing - and it's a doozy. Do you think Reacher can carry a tune?
Turns out, he can. The American pop/rock duo Naked Blue and Lee Child
have recorded an album! Lee wrote the lyrics and Naked Blue wrote the
music. Lee plays on a few tracks, too. The songs are about our favorite
Mr. Hands-the-Size-of-Supermarket-Chickens. I haven't heard it yet and I cannot
wait. Check out Naked Blue's website NakedBlue.com
and, if you're so inclined, you may pre-order either a signed or unsigned
CD here: The Jack Reacher Music Project.
Finally, for those of you who inquired about Jack Reacher Custom Coffee
in K-cup, you may purchase them now at Baltimore Coffee & Tea. The cups are
biodegradable and a great way to introduce your office buddies to the
bliss of a highly caffeinated day ala Reacher.
We hope you're enjoying the change of season wherever you are - and happy