Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Good news today from Publisher's Weekly

Getting book reviews is a crap shoot. There is no guarantee that any given book will be reviewed in the first place, and if it is . . . well, you just hold your breath and hope it's favorable. Today I was happy to learn that Publisher's Weekly not only gave Dead Lift a look (which feels like a miracle), but a nod (even better):

Dead Lift: An Emily Locke Mystery Rachel Brady, Poisoned Pen, $24.95 (250p) ISBN 978-1-59058-810-9; $14.95 trade paper ISBN 978-1-59058-812-3

PI Richard Cole puts Emily Locke on a case that gives her a real workout in Brady's well-crafted second mystery to feature the 33-year-old single mom (after 2009's Final Approach). Houston socialite Claire Gaston stands accused of killing top cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wendell Platt. Has former model Diana King framed Claire, because Claire had an affair with Diana's husband and Wendell's partner, Dr. Chris King? Emily and her funny visiting best friend, Jeannie, check out the exclusive Tone Zone spa, managed by the jealous Diana, where they hope to unearth some clues. The closer Emily gets to catching Wendell's killer, the more she worries about the safety of her daughter, Annette; her boyfriend, Vince; and Jeannie. Brady's wry look at fashionista spa life and the spirited, down-to-earth Emily mark this as a series to watch. (Dec.)


  1. Way to go, Rachel!!! That's terrific news!

    (And well deserved, too.)

  2. WTG! Great review! Can't wait to read it.

  3. Thanks, guys! You make all the milestones fun. :)