Thursday, February 28, 2008

THE GOOD SON finds a home...

Mes Amis

If you have an internet connection and any interest at all in the world of crime fiction you'll already have seen both

here

and

here (skip to the end for the bit about me, but enjoy Sandra's photograph's first)

the following that has been ripped from Publisher's Marketplace with shameless abandon:

Russel McLean's THE GOOD SON, introducing a troubled Scots PI, who is dragged into a world of lies, violence, long-held secrets, and murky criminal double-crosses while investigating an apparent suicide, to Ross Bradshaw at Five Leaves, for publication in Winter 2008/2009, by Allan Guthrie at Jenny Brown Associates

And yes, I know I seem to be about the last person on the planet reporting this... But I'm still in shock and awe over the whole affair.

Not much more I can say except that I'm a very happy man.

If you want to know more about the wonderful people at Five Leaves, then clicky the link

If you want to know more about my scheming agent then click either link to go the agency homepage or Mr Guthrie's wonderful web presence.

For now, I shall say...

Au revoir

Russel

11 comments:

Sandra Ruttan said...

Congratulations Russel! I'm so happy for you.

Sean Chercover said...

Well it's about time...

By which, I mean: YEA, RUSSEL!!! Congratulations, man.

Ray said...

God, will you stop talking about it? Honestly, it's all I've heard out of you. Anyone would think it's your first novel that you've been itching to see published for ages, and is therefore a MAJOR cause of celebration by everyone who knows you and how long we've been waiting for this day ...

Oh. Wait a sec. YAY RUSSEL!

Jen Jordan said...

This just rocks so hard!

When can I read it?

Not right now?

What the fuck, Russ-poo!

angie said...

Jeez...wondering when you were going to get around to posting about it.

Congrats, Hoo & Ray!

Vincent said...

Congratulation, Russel! Yes, you are definitively the last person to write about it. I read all about it on Sandra's blog, checked back here, found no mention and thought maybe it was all some big, Canadian scam. Good to hear it's not.

By the way, are you publishing under the name Russel McLean or using the nom de plume 'Russ-poo'?

Gary Smith said...

Yay! Not much I can add to the previous comments, but I'm so pleased for you.

Congratulations!

Sandra Ruttan said...

"thought maybe it was all some big, Canadian scam"

It is. I sent him tainted maple syrup for Christmas, the first step in the brainwashing process.

And I vote for Russ-poo.

Daniel Hatadi said...

Hey, that's some great news there, Russel. Congratulations!

Russel said...

Everyone (and indeed all those who sent me emails, too)

Thanks so much for the support. I'm coming back down to Earth soon...

And yes, I can believe in a Canadian conspiracy... oh yes... but it was all worthwhile for the taste of tainted maple syrup... mmmmmm....

And whether I use Russ-poo or my actual name is a matter of some geated debate, I can tell you...

Steven T. said...

Congrats! Never occured to me to look up the notice here.

When can Jen4 read it? Or me for that matter?