I'm delighted to announce that Publishers Weekly has given STAY HIDDEN its second starred review. It's such an honor and a privilege to receive such a positive review. To get a star is everything an author hopes for as he anxiously awaits his new book's release.
What they said: "Doiron balances nuanced characterizations and intelligent plotting perfectly."
Read more here.
STAY HIDDEN (on sale July 3) is set on Maquoit Island, which is roughly 20 miles off the Maine coast. As I note in the story, Maquoit is one of the state's most remote communities and the foggiest place on the Eastern Seaboard. I'm grateful to mapmaker extraordinaire Jane Crosen and designer Barbara Tedesco for furnishing me with this beautiful map to use in the book.
I am thrilled to report that "Booklist," one of the important prepublication journals in the book industry, has given STAY HIDDEN a starred review, signifying it is a work deserving of special attention.
Read the entire review for yourself.
Taking a cue from my friend C.J. Box, here are the 10 crime novels that influenced me the most (in no particular order and probably not at all what you would have expected).
• THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Arthur Conan Doyle
• DEVICES AND DESIRES by P.D. James
• THE BIG SLEEP by Raymond Chandler
• FACELESS KILLERS by Henning Mankell
• HEAVEN'S PRISONERS by James Lee Burke
• MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie
• A THIEF OF TIME by Tony Hillerman
• DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS by Walter Mosley
• THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson
• WINTER'S BONE by Daniel Woodrell
No doubt, I am forgetting something because I tend to do that.