Happy New Year all!
Christmas is not quite over (I’m a strict 12 Days man myself, and we’ve still got Epiphany to come) but 2019 is definitely behind us. A year in which Nathan made his third appearance in The Venetian Masquerade, and To Venice With Love became my first trade-format paperback. I was lucky enough to do a number of events, signings and interviews, reviews were universally positive and we met up with lots of old friends and made new ones. Yes, it was a good year.
So here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening in the early part of 2020.
It all starts on 18th February, with the release of Das Venezianische Spiel, the German edition of The Venetian Game. I’m very excited about this, of course, and looking forward to doing a couple of events in Germany in March – in Leipzig and Marburg – with my friend and translator Birgit Salzmann. My German is more than a little rusty but I’m doing everything I can to rectify that. I’m sure it’ll be all right on the night…
March 5th sees the release of the standard-format paperback edition of To Venice With Love. Everyone’s been pleased with the sales of the large-format edition – the new format is the same content but easier to fit into a pocket and, not unimportantly, lighter on the pocket as well.
And then, on April 2nd, we have the release of this year’s Nathan Sutherland novel Venetian Gothic, in paperback, e-book and audio format. I hope there’ll be a few events to tie in with this, in both Italy and the UK. More info on these as soon as I know more.
As I said, Christmas isn’t quite over yet, so – if you’ve missed it – there’s still time to catch up on a seasonal Nathan Sutherland short story, The Ghosts of Christmas Past at Hachette’s “The Crime Vault” site.
Incredibly, it’s just five years since I finished the first draft of “The Venetian Game”, and fewer than three since it appeared in the shops. I feel immensely fortunate to be where I am after such a short period of time. From the bottom of my heart, a very, very big thank you – none of this would be happening without you all.
All good wishes, then, for 2020 and my warmest regards and thanks,