I'm absolutely thrilled to report that I'm launching a new series with my current editor, the wondrous Toni Plummer of Minotaur Books. The novel is called RUNAWAY MAN and it's tentatively scheduled for publication in the spring of 2013. Fear not, Mitch and Des fans. This will be in addition to my Berger-Mitry series. Mitch and Des aren't going anywhere. I'm simply branching out with a brand new hero.
His name is Benji Golden and I'm totally into him. I hope you will be, too. Benji lives and works in New York City. He's 25 but looks younger. He's exactly one-quarter inch shy of five feet six, weighs a buck thirty-seven and is exceedingly baby faced. But he's plenty feisty. He has to be. He's a licensed private investigator who works out of a not-so elegant office on the corner of West 103rd St. and Broadway that he shares with two ex-strippers, one of whom is his mom. Long story. Hell, it's a whole book. Let me just say this much: Benji's dad was a celebrity hero cop who taught Benji most of what he knows. The rest is pure talent. Benji is a specialist who happens to be very, very good at what he does. In fact, he's the best there is in all of New York City. You'll just have to take my word for that until you get a chance to read RUNAWAY MAN for yourself.
Like I said, it's slated for publication in the spring of 2013. The next Berger-Mitry, THE SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE, is still on schedule to come out in the fall of 2012. I'm working away on it as we speak. And please don't forget about the THE BLOOD RED INDIAN SUMMER, which will be out in just a few short weeks.
This is all good news. Feel free to let loose with a loud woo-hoo! I know I am. Could not be happier.