Posted by Tony Hays

I'm finally getting back to the old blog. It was an incredibly hectic and crazy late Spring, Summer, and Fall. I am now in residence on Rattlesnake Hill with all the puppies. George, Jack, and Tinker have now been joined by Bear and Junior. Junior is actually Jack, Junior, by name, not blood. Bear had been living with my old neighbor, dear Miss Ann Bain. She passed away this summer and Bear came back to live with me. He misses Miss Ann as we all do, but he's happy to be back with George.

Just to catch you up, big things have been happening. In the summer, the folks at Tor/Forge were able to sell the UK/Commonwealth rights to The Killing Way and The Divine Sacrifice to Grove/Atlantic UK's new imprint, Corvus (which also publishes Robert B. Parker, C.J. Box, Jane Smiley and Pat Conroy among others). The Beloved Dead comes out on March 29, 2011 and the calendar is already filling up. Stops have already been arranged for Memphis, Chicago, Madison, WI, San Mateo, CA, San Diego etc. A trip to England is in the works for May for the hardcover release of The Killing Way and to attend CrimeFest in Bristol. The Stolen Bride, volume #4 in the series, is now in my editor's hands.

I am just about to finish drafting a Shakespearian period mystery, currently untitled. With good sales for The Beloved Dead and plenty of luck, I'll get a new contract to extend the Arthur series in the spring. (Buy those books!)

Next week, look for a more regular blog posting. Oh, and avoid deer. I hit one on my way back from a great afternoon of mystery at Clues Unlimited in Tucson, AZ right before Thanksgiving.

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