Friday, September 19, 2008

More Me (international edition)

Mes Amis

Ripped from Publisher's Marketplace:

Russel McLean's THE GOOD SON and LOST SISTER, the first two novels in a Scottish-set crime series in the vein of Ted Lewis's GET CARTER, to John Schoenfelder at Thomas Dunne Books, in a nice deal, by Allan Guthrie of Jenny Brown Associates (NA).

I am absolutely ecstatic about this news. Even more so about the GET CARTER* comparison, which just tickles me no end.

In a noirish way, of course.

Au revoir


*Technically speaking, I think the title is JACK'S RETURN HOME, but let's not split hairs here.


Sandra Ruttan said...

Thank goodness this is public now so we can celebrate at B'con! Congrats. This is awesome news.

Vincent said...

Congratulations, Russel, particularly for achieving a 'nice' deal, as opposed to a mean and spiteful one.

Russel said...

Sandra - - I though it wouldn't be public for aaages. And then I come home from work, and suddenly its all over PM. Made me happy, anyway.

Vincent - - Yeah, this deal isn't coming round my house, kicking me in the arse and demmanding I hand over my pocket money. Instead it gently knocks on the door, brings a nice bottle of wine, sticks on some jazz records and tells me everything's going to be groovy.

Or something like that.

Ray said...

By all means splits hairs, because it's wrong. The title IS Jack's Return Home. Except nobody knows it by that, and Lewis has enough problems, being dead an' all.

Anyway, I digress. CONGRATULATIONS! From what little I know, Schoenfelder's an excellent editor, and Thomas Dunne are an excellent press to be with. You broke the States, man. Told you it was only a matter of time.

Russel said...

Cheers, Ray.

And I'm glad someone else is as picky as me about it (although I understand why we have to refer to it as Get Carter... I have the same issues with Bladerunner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - even more so because the film utterly inverts the themes of the book and is therefore a beast of an entirely different hue).