Now Shipping Justin Cronin Books and more
VJ Books has received the following books which are now in stock: Justin Cronin – The Passage, Nelson Demille – The Lion, Alexandra Sokoloff – Book of Shadows, Dean Koontz – Frankenstein: Lost Souls, James Patterson – Private, Jon Land – Strong Justice, R. J. Ellory – The Anniversary Man, Karin Slaughter – Broken, Jonathan Santlofer (editor) – The Dark End of the Street (Limited edition), and Clive Cussler & Justin Scott – The Spy.
Roger Smith lives in South Africa. His first book, Mixed Blood, was named one of the best books of 2009, and is now in development for a feature film to star Samuel L. Jackson. His second book, Wake Up Dead received starred reviews by both Publisher’s Weekly and The Library Journal. “Roger Smith reaches another level of unrelenting noir, with all the elements of the genre given homage yet wonderfully mutated. Dark and brutal, the novel has a focused poetic style that stays with you long after you finish reading.” – Ken Bruen, author of The Dramatist and Once Were Cops.
Australian David Rollins first introduced us to Vin Cooper in his novel The Death Trust. OSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is the kind of loose cannon no commanding officer can completely control…or survive without. A Knife Edge followed, and was nominated for the 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. His third Cooper story brings us to Hard Rain. All three received starred reviews, and deliver the suspense and drama that will keep your fingers turning pages well into the night. “With intelligence and humor, David Rollins crafts an all-too-believable story about power, corruption, and cover-up that has shocking international consequences.” – Nelson DeMille, author of Night Fall and Wild Fire.
“Fresh from South Africa and Australia we have signed copies of both Roger Smith books, and all three David Rollins titles. These guys are going to be big, and if at some future date you kick yourself for not picking them up at new issue price . . . don’t blame me!” – John Hutchinson, co-owner VJ Books
(Publisher’s Weekly, Mar. 23, by Dermot McEvoy and Michael Coffey )
Familiar voices crowd the top in fiction; in nonfiction, the fundamental rules apply—plus all things Obama
John Grisham‘s aptly titled Appeal had the most of it, as far as the novel-buying reading public went, earning the #1 slot on our hardcover fiction list last year—just enough to beat out the beloved Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, which sold 1.3 million. Our top 15 fiction titles this year look much like last year’s, with the notable absence of Khaled Hosseini, who was top dog in ’07. The prolific James Patterson racked up three in the top echelon, and Nicholas Sparks, Patricia Cornwell, Dean Koontz and David Baldacci made returns. The new kids on the block, in addition to Wroblewski, were Stephenie Meyer, seamlessly crossing over from the YA genre with The Host, and Glenn Beck, whose Christmas Sweater apparently warmed the hearts of his faithful. (more…)