Thursday, February 07, 2013

DEAD LETTERS is Now Live!

As I type this, my new short story collection, DEAD LETTERS, is now officially available Kindle (and Kindle app) users worldwide. I hope y'all dig it.

DEAD LETTERS features my Anthony-nominated novella "The Hitter," which first appeared in Needle and was selected for THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011; my homage to the comedic capers of Donald Westlake, "Action," which ran in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine; a creepy little horror-meets-adventure-pulp tale about infectious cannibalism along the Amazon called "A Native Problem," originally from BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND ONE; and (cue echo effect) A BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN story called "One Man's Muse," which answers the question of what happened to the modest little double-wide in Hermon, Maine Stephen King lived in when he wrote CARRIE and 'SALEM'S LOT. Oh, and there's five more tales in there to boot. (I was gonna throw in a set of steak knives and a Garden Weasel, too, but something went buggy on the upload, so nine stories'll have to do.) You can get 'em here:


For those of y'all who'd like a copy, but don't feel like cowing to our evil Bezos overlord, have patience. I hope to convert it to other (i.e. non-Amazon) e-formats in the near future. If it goes well, I may even try my hand at uploading 8 POUNDS in other formats, too. (If it goes poorly, you'll probably know on account of all the cursing and rending of fabric drifting through your open window from the general direction of Maine. E-formatting is a bitch.)

Enjoy. Be kind. And if you like it, feel free to say so: in a review, to a friend, with pie (I'm partial to pumpkin, but in matters of baked deliciousness, I am not picky), however you wish. And as ever, thanks for reading; y'all are aces. I  couldn't (and wouldn't, and probably shouldn't) do it without you.

8 comments:

essjay said...

Yay! I am starting it right now. Time to ignore the kids until bedtime, then open a bottle of wine.

Congratulations (and I love this cover)!

Chris said...

Thanks, essjay! Enjoy!

Andrez Bergen said...

Way cool. Congrats!

Chris said...

Thanks, Andrez!

Elizabeth Cox said...

I hope it comes out for the Nook soon. I want to read it.

Congrats, it's a beautiful cover.

Chris said...

I promise nothing, but I'll do my best. (I'm a stickler for proper formatting. I don't want to sell anything that'd make for a lousy reading experience.)

nelizadrew said...

I now have a whole folder of book apps on my phone. Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Google Books. Most used? Kindle, though partly because that's how NetGalley files come through). Second place? Nook.
Can't wait to read the new ones, but... you still have to go in the pile for now. Stephen and Chuck and Dan can keep you company in the pile.

Chris said...

Hey, just being in the running is fine by me...