Happy New Year! It’s going to be a busy year for book launches.
We are one month away from the February 1 launch of the hardcover, paperback, and e-book editions of THE URSULINA. This is the prequel to my Edgar Award finalist and New York Times bestseller THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW — hmm, or is it a follow-up novel? Or is it both? All I will tell you is that these two books fit together hand-in-glove, and they may well be my two personal favorites of everything I’ve written.
So I hope you’ll pre-order your copy! Why is pre-ordering important? Lots of early orders send a signal to booksellers and reviewers that this book is not to be missed! It’s also the best way for books to hit the bestseller list in that first crucial week. So don’t wait for release day…get your pre-order in at your favorite local bookstore or online!
Meanwhile, there’s lots more ahead in 2022. I’m in the homestretch of my third Jason Bourne novel — THE BOURNE SACRIFICE — which will be released this summer. Then in the fall, get ready for an exciting new stand-alone I REMEMBER YOU and the long-awaited new Jonathan Stride novel THE ZERO NIGHT.
Want to hear me speaking Chinese? (Okay, just kidding, it’s subtitled.)
But here’s a link to a great conversation with my agent in Taiwan about THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW, Jason Bourne, INFINITE, and The Ursulina. This fall, THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW hit #1 on the e-book fiction bestseller list in Taiwan! (That’s after being an Edgar Award finalist and New York Times bestseller here in the U.S.)
And don’t forget: the follow-up novel THE URSULINA arrives February 1 in hardcover, e-book, and paperback. So you can pre-order now! (And it’s already available through Audible in audiobook.)
Kirkus Reviews is out today with their list of the Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021. Thirteen books selected out of hundreds and hundreds published…and there’s my thriller INFINITE on the list.
Nice company to be keeping. The list includes amazing books by authors like Stephen King, Karin Slaughter, S.A. Cosby, Brad Parks, and Colson Whitehead, among others. (Click here to see the whole list.)
Adding to the thrill for me: This is the second year in a row I’ve made the Kirkus list of best thrillers. Last year my first Jason Bourne novel THE BOURNE EVOLUTION was on the roster. So two wildly different books in two years. It’s a hell of an honor.
The paperback edition of FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND is coming soon. Pre-order your copy now — and catch up with Jonathan Stride.