April 19, 2013: That's the new publication date for Hang Fire, my fourth Steve Martinez mystery.
The final edited manuscript arrived in my emailbox today, with a memo from the editor at Five Star saying that "bound galleys," as veteran editors call what are known today as "ARCs," or advance reading copies, will be ready to go out to review media in November.
So things are moving apace.
Don't, however, look for Hang Fire in bricks-and-mortar bookstores next year, for Five Star publishes chiefly for the library market. The novel, however, will be available online, from Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com in particular. You should be able to get it next April 19, and well before then it will be available for pre-order.