Sunday, September 06, 2009

Adam Eisenberg has another reason to grin!

You'll remember Adam Eisenberg, author of A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE.

He had a lot of fun at one of his recent signings.

I'm delighted but not surprised to see his book on the bestseller list at Seattle Mystery Bookstore!

Aug 2009 Bestsellers

Trade paperback
1 - Adam Eisenberg, A Different Shade of Blue, Behler
2 - Steig Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vintage
3 - Luis Castillo, Echoes of Time, Tigress

4 - tie
Sheila Simonson, An Old Chaos, Perseverance Press
Barbara Cleverly, Folly Du Jour, Delta
Joshilyn Jackson, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Grand Central
Tana French, In the Woods, Penguin

8 - tie
Curt Colbert, Seattle Noir, Akashic
David Benioff, City of Thieves, Plume
IJ Parker, Convict's Sword, Penguin
Debra Ginsberg, Grift, Three Rivers
Charles Finch, The September Society, St. Martin's
Michael Buckley, Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-tale Detectives, Amulet


Patience-please said...


Les Edgerton said...

Noticed Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" listed as #2 and I was curious as to what others felt made it a page-turner. A friend and I discussed it and both agreed we couldn't put it down, but couldn't figure out why. I figured out the "mystery" at about page 30 and my friend said he did about page 100, and I thought I kept reading to see if I was right. He thought it was something he called the "creepiness" factor (don't know what he meant by that). Actually, if he wouldn't have told me that it started out glacially slow, but to stick with it, I wouldn't have kept on. My wife had the same experience, sloughing through the beginning. Anyway, I've tried to dissect why this is a page-turner (and it is, at least it was for me), but just can't put my finger on it. Everything in it was totally predictable and came out almost exactly like I thought it would.