2017’s “THE YEAR OF NICK PETRIE” WAS A TRIUMPH: The great success of the Burning Bright and The Drifter paperbacks propeled the series momentum. We also traveled Petrie extensively. He participated in events with Paula Hawkins, Steve Hamilton, and Brad Taylor, among others, and attended the Edgar Awards, Thrillerfest, and Bouchercon, seizing every opportunity to extend his network among fellow writers, librarians, booksellers, and readers.
TWO-PAPERBACK SCHEDULE IS WORKING: In 2017 we published the paperbacks of The Drifter and Burning Bright on an accelerated schedule and saw amazing results, especially for The Drifter mass market, which has sold over 45,000 copies. We continue to publish on this schedule and expect ongoing success.
AWARD-WINNING FRANCHISE: The Drifter won both the ITW Thriller Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, in addition to being a finalist for the Edgar and the Hammett awards, all recognitions which have raised Petrie’s profile in the crime writing community.
STRONG REVIEWS: Rave reviews continue to roll in for the Peter Ash series. Of Light It Up, Library Journal wrote: “Like Robert Parker’s Spenser, Ash is a self-contained, unstoppable force with very useful friends. Vividly troubled yet likable, he intrigues the reader even while managing to save a little part of his world—again.”
WE OWN THREE MORE BOOKS: We signed up three more novels, keeping Putnam in the Nick Petrie business through 2022.
“A close cousin to Lee Childs’s more analytical Jack Reacher, Peter Ash is one of today’s more exciting action heroes.”—Publishers Weekly
“For me, no crime-fiction character has ever measured up to Jack Reacher—until, that is, I met Peter Ash…. Petrie’s writing is smooth, almost melodic, and he’s very, very good at ratcheting up stomach-churning tension.”--Entertainment Weekly
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