And it is news although itís about olds. The olds being old books Ė well, let us not say ďoldĒ, let us say ďtimelessĒ. To be specific, many of my early novels have now been reissued.
All eight Albert Samson and all three Leroy Powder novels are now freshly available in all popular electronic formats, throughout the world. And except the US and Canada theyíre also available as new paperback and hardback books.
Sorry about that, US and Canada. But as compensation you can get three more novels (electronically) that the rest of the world canít get. These are my Indianapolis mysteries, UNDERDOG and AND BABY WILL FALL, which both feature some of my other characters in them. As well, you can get FAMILY BUSINESS. This is completely different, set in the city where I live now (Bath, England) and is the first of the Lunghi family novels.
Does it sound a bit complicated? Well itís been a long process, involving two different publishers, two countires, and two sets of new book covers. Iíve attached the new cover for my first ever mystery, ASK THE RIGHT QUESTION. Itís the one you can get in the US and Canada. But Iíve posted the other new ASK cover on my website.
But do check out your favorite/favourite online suppliers of books to see all the covers, titles, and editions available to you. If, that is, youíre inclined to read or reread some of these books.
And as a special tempter, on February 18th only, those of you in the US and Canada will be able to get HARD LINE (2nd of the Powder novels) at a discounted price. Give it a try?
And thatís the news. Given that I havenít issued a newsletter for three years I guess you believe me when I say on my website that I wonít inundate you with them.
And otherwise, things here are good here Ė apart from the unreliability of British weather. Iím continuing to work and will announce things as they emerge. And as well I have it in mind to publish a collection of Samson stories that have otherwise only been available individually in magazines. Four of them are linked and one won a prize (and another a nomination.) So later this year. Or nextÖ
Meanwhile you can keep up to date on my website Ė where, among other things, I now try to post a picture every month or two as I wander around this part of the world.
I hope youíre well too.
Michael Z. Lewin
Michael Z. Lewin Newsletter - August 2007