Friday, October 23, 2015

THE KILLING KIND a New York Times Editors' Choice

I'm elated, stunned, and not just a little confused to report that THE KILLING KIND is an Editors' Choice in this week's New York Times Book Review. As some of you know, this book nearly failed to see the light of day, so I'm incredibly grateful for all the support it's received, and all the help it's gotten along the way.

THE KILLING KIND in Mystery Scene

The current issue of Mystery Scene Magazine features a terrific review of THE KILLING KIND, courtesy of Jordan Foster. It's print-only, but here's a taste:
"Chris Holm's whip-smart tale of a different kind of professional killer moves as fast as the bullets fired by his hero, Special Forces vet Michael Hendricks, and with wit as dry as the Afghani desert where Hendricks allegedly died."
Many thanks to Jordan and Mystery Scene both!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

THE KILLING KIND in The New York Times Book Review

There are moments in my writing career I'll carry with me forever. This review is destined to be one of them. Here's a taste (click through to read the rest):
"Chris Holm's THE KILLING KIND is my favorite thriller of the fall lineup. Here's a solid gold premise: an assassin who only kills other assassins... The cat-and-mouse game that follows is pure joy...This novel is so fast-moving, so expertly arranged, every piece fitting together with a well-oiled snap, that it feels weaponized. Read it. Or else."
The review is scheduled to appear in this Sunday's print edition of The New York Times Book Review. And I'm told THE KILLING KIND will also be an Editors' Choice in the October 25th edition!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

How It Happened

Today, I'm at the International Thriller Writers' The Thrill Begins talking about THE KILLING KIND's path to publication. (SPOILER: it was rockier than you might imagine.)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Michael Hendricks Interview

Recently, I attempted to interview the protagonist of THE KILLING KIND, Michael Hendricks, for Crimespree Magazine. It... didn't go well. But you don't have to take my word for it; click through and see for yourself.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Stalker's Guide to Finding Chris at Bouchercon 2015

It's hard to believe, but Bouchercon 2015 is nearly upon us. If you're Raleigh-bound, as I am, here's where to find me:

Friday, October 9
10:45 to 11:15 AM
Mystery Mike's Table, Book Room

Panel: Where Crime and Mystery Meets Horror and the Weird
w/Reece Hirsch, David Morrell, Tim Weaver, and Nanci Kalanta (m)
Saturday, October 10
8:30 to 9:20 AM
Marriott, State AB

In addition, my lovely and talented wife is moderating the following panel, so you'll find me front and center:

Panel: Danger and Death in Suburbia
Lou Berney, Greg Herren, Lori Roy, Mary Sutton, and Katrina Niidas Holm (m)
Saturday, October 10
2:30 to 3:20 PM
Marriott, State AB

And lastly, while I'll be landing too late Thursday to catch it, I'd highly recommend you check out this panel, too:

Changing Face of Publishing for Writers and Readers
Jim Azevedo, Juliet Grames, Bob Gussin, Joshua Kendall and Andrew Gulli (m)
Thursday, October 8
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Marriott, University AB

Josh is the Editorial Director of Mulholland Books, and one of the smartest, savviest people I've ever encountered in this business (which is saying something). His guidance was instrumental in shaping THE KILLING KIND. It bums me out I'm missing this one.

That's it for my formal schedule, but I'm always* happy to chat with fellow book-folk, so if you see me and you'd like to say hello and/or get a book signed, please feel free. See you in Raleigh!

*Restrooms, as ever, are excluded from this offer—and lurking in my hotel room is strongly discouraged**
**Unless you bring pie***
***That was a joke; please don't actually stalk me