GREAT PRAISE & REVIEWS: The Far Empty earned blurbs from the likes of Craig Johnson and Michael McGarrity, was widely lauded by regional and national publications, and was named an iBooks Best Book of June 2016. High White Sun has earned fantastic reviews including a rave from the The Wall Street Journal (below).
STORY FROM AN AUTHOR WITH OVER 20 YEARS AS A SPECIAL AGENT IN THE DEA: J. Todd Scott’s background in drug and law enforcement that lends cracking authenticity to the narrative and will again make for a great publicity hook.
SERIES REPACKAGE AND STRONG NEW POSITIONING IN 2018: Starting with the mass market of The Far Empty, we repackaged the series for a look that’s more straightforward Western crime, and will appeal to a wider audience. The Far Empty mass is strongly represented in Walmart, where we know this kind of book can really work, and precedes the hc pub of High White Sun. With our strategy in 2018, the series is well-positioned for success in advance of This Side of Night.
COORDINATED PUBLICATION: We’ll publish this hardcover in coordination with the paperback edition of High White Sun, which will include a teaser of this novel.
WE OWN ANOTHER NOVEL: The next book will be a standalone, also set in Texas, about a disgraced sheriff who has only 13 days left on the job to investigate a crime. We believe in J. Todd Scott and hope to publish him for quite some time!
“Everything you could want in a West Texas crime saga: generational conflicts; the sights and smells of an exotic landscape; the ghosts of monsters and loved ones past. And a dose of well-earned wisdom: ’No matter what people said,’ reflects the widower Harper, ’dying was easy…. It was living that was twice as hard.’”—The Wall Street Journal
“The best cop novel I’ve read in years.”—John Sandford on High White Sun
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