Monday, April 21, 2008

Houston, We Have A Plot!

About the only thing I love more than shiny, crisp, brand-new books is publisher catalogs - and I see quite a bit of both thanks to work. Thank sweet baby Jesus for the fine folks at St. Martin's Minotaur because their new catalog means I (and you) now have a plot description for Chelsea Cain's September release, Sweetheart.
When the body of a young woman is discovered in Portland's Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the last time they found a body there: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer's first victim, and Archie's first case. Trouble is, Archie can't focus on the new investigation because the Beauty Killer case has exploded: Gretchen Lowell has escaped from prison.

Archie hadn't seen her in two months; he'd moved back in with his family and sworn off his obsession with her. Though it should feel like progress, he actually feels worse. The news of her escape spreads like wildfire, but secretly, Archie is relieved. He knows he's the only one who can catch her, and in fact, he has a plan to get out from under her thumb once and for all.
I knew Gretchen was going to be back, but yippee! So is Archie! Gah, is it September yet?

12 comments:

Jenifer said...

Oh, wow! I listened to Heartsick after my library featured it in a "fabulous firsts" column, and it blew me away. This is a big step from the end of Heartsick if Archie has moved back in with his family. And Gretchen escaped! Aack!

I'm with you - September can't come fast enough. Though I supposed I would like to enjoy the spring and summer and not rush headlong back into cold weather. :)

shayera said...

You know she's signing at Bookexpo right?
Friday, 4-5.

Cathy in AK said...

I'd better get Heartsick on my TBR pile before this one comes out, eh? I have to stop cruising blogs where all these fab books are mentioned. My kids can only eat so much cereal for dinner as I wave off cooking in favor of reading : )

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

OMG!! I will trade you my Lighting That Lingers for this book.
Can't wait!!

Wendy said...

Shayera: She is?! Oooooh, I wonder if she'll be signing ARCs?

Cathy: Heartsick is coming out in paperback at the end of July :)

Katie: Ha! Nice try. I already own LTL. I do not have a copy of Sweetheart though. I'm hoping the Gods smile on me though and I get me an ARC.......

shayera said...

Wendy,
That's what she's scheduled to sign. The whole autographing schedule is up at their website.

Wendy said...

Oh Shayera - you've made my day. I've done no prep work for BEA so far. I guess I need sit down and start browsing the web site huh?

shayera said...

Yes, you do. ;-)
I make a spreadsheet with all the things I want to get to. And, I tell everybody. In the beginning they used to laugh at me. But now a whole bunch of them are doing it too.
I think that now that Comic-Con is over, there's going to be a whole lot more going on over there.

Lil' Sis said...

Have any of your little old ladies from the book talk read Heartsick yet? I'm always curious if they read it...and if they liked it...

Wendy said...

Lil' Sis: No word on the Little Old Ladies - although I probably will never know unless they invite me back for a book talk. Or...one of them contacts me. I did leave some business cards with them.

Big Sis said...

AAAAK! Why September? Those bastards!! In September I will be neck deep in Med/Surg. reading as it will be back school. I have 14 credits in the Fall. Dammit. Looks like I'll have to wait until Christmas break, pisser.

Wendy said...

Big Sis: I'm going to nearly kill myself and try to score an advanced copy at the upcoming BEA convention. If I do, I might be able to hook you up this summer :D