Thursday, July 7, 2011

Three For Three

Deadly Campaign

Another book will be throwing its hat into the 2012 ring: DEADLY CAMPAIGN, set for a January release.

This is my third book, and it was still a thrill when I saw my cover for the first time. And what a cover it is! Eye-catching, colorful, enticing (I hope!). For my money, Midnight Ink does the best covers in the business, and I’m very grateful to be part of the team.


Believe it or not, until about three weeks ago, I hadn’t connected the fact that this book—with a congressional campaign as a backdrop—was coming out in an election year (I know, duh!). Maybe it’s because I live in the D.C. suburbs and politics is in the news every single day, election year or not.

My two previous books were both Spring releases, so this will be my first Winter release. Hopefully, the book will appeal to all those who receive bookstore gift cards doing their shopping in early January.

Okay, so what’s the book about? Here’s the description from Midnight Ink’s website:

A new Last Laff Mystery from Agatha Award-nominated author Alan Orloff:   Comedy club owner and occasional performer Channing Hayes thought the comedy business was tough, but it's a stroll in the park compared to politics. When he and his business partner Artie attend a congressional campaign event for their friend Thomas Lee's nephew, masked thugs storm in and break up Lee's restaurant with baseball bats. The candidate's people insist that the police not be involved, so Lee asks Channing to investigate. As Channing searches for answers, he finds himself immersed in a corrupt world of payoffs, gangs, illicit affairs, blackmail—and murder . . .


It’s available for pre-order here, here, here, and here. Register your vote today!


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(This entry has been simulposted on InkSpot.)



Jill Kemerer said...

Congratulations, Alan! I agree--your covers are perfect!

I wouldn't have put the release date and election year together either. Guess that means the endless political commercials will be airing shortly--yuck.

Congrats again!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Love the new cover, Alan! And the description, too. :) You couldn't have timed it any better!

Alan Orloff said...

Jill - Thanks! Yeah, I might have to keep my finger over the mute button. If only there was a real-life mute button!

Elizabeth - Thanks! I wanted some gnomes on the cover, but I guess they couldn't squeeze them in.

Ann Summerville said...

I stopped by your blog today. Great timing.

Toyin O. said...

Great cover and congrats !