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Last Chance @ $2.99!

December 21, 2011

It’s just three months since I self-published THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, the complete Matthew Scudder short stories. The book’s reception has been very gratifying, with an abundance of online reviews. Nine readers have reviewed it for Amazon, each awarding it five stars.

Sometime after the first of the year, the price of the eBook will increase, probably to $4.99. That still makes it reasonable—eleven stories, two of them new, plus Brian Koppelman’s thoughtful essay on Scudder’s impact on his 15-year-old self, along with my notes on the stories. But $4.99 is more than $2.99, and I wanted to give you all a little time to save two bucks and get the book at the introductory price. The $2.99 price is guaranteed at least through the first of January.

If you figured you’d buy the book sooner or later, well, sooner is two dollars cheaper than later. If you’re looking for virtual stocking stuffers for all those friends who are getting eReaders for the holidays, you can stuff more stockings at $2.99.

Here you go: Kindle Nook Smashwords Apple

THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC is also available as a 6 x 9 trade paperback, with the handsome cover you see above. It’s priced at $16.99, and that’s not going to change. The book’s available online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

If you’d like an autographed copy, you can order directly from LB’s Bookstore. We’re only able to ship to US addresses; fourteen leading mystery booksellers have signed copies for sale, and most if not all can fill overseas orders.

It’s been particularly gratifying this month to see A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF turn up on so many best-of-the-year lists. The book’s continued to sell nicely, in hardcover and eBook, since its May publication, but all these mentions have given it a lift all across the board. Mulholland’s paperback edition will be coming February 1. You already own this one, right? Well, just in case you don’t—

How to end this? Oh, right. Let me wish you and yours all the joys of the holiday season, and all the very best for 2012.


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  1. Loved Night and the Music, Larry. You made my end of the year best of list. (earned the distinction of the only author who has to have his own category on my Kindle)

    I am currently reading the Chip Harrison books. He’s such a little rotter, but I love him. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making ALL your backlist available as ebooks. I missed out on many of them (like Andrea Benstock) just because I didn’t know you’d written them! Now I do and now I can have them all.

  2. Thanks, Jaye. But, um, not quite ALL the backlist books are available. Two are coming out early in 2012 as a Hard Case Crime / Subterranean Press double volume (of which more soon) and others may or may not be of sufficient interest to warrant reissuing. Such as the 20+ sex-fact books I wrote as John Warren Wells, which consist in the main of fabricated case histories. It’s not that I’m ashamed of them—it should be abundantly clear by now that I have no shame—but would people want to read them?

    I’ll probably try one or two to test the waters. We’ll see…

  3. Thanks, LB. Jaye and I are seriously into you. And that says a lot. I’m very picky about the company I keep and the books I read. Have a great holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

  4. I just gave another copy of RONALD RABBIT IS A DIRTY OLD MAN to my brother and his wife for Christmas, and had to order another copy for myself ($36 for a used paperback!)

    It is so hilarious — why isn’t that one being republished?

    Love Scudder, and Bernie, plan to get into the Chip Harrison books, Thanks for thousands of hours of great reading! Please keep it up!


    • Ginny, thanks. Ronald Rabbit has been republished, but only as an eBook. Far as printed books are concerned, we still have a few of the Subterranean Press trade paperbacks left in LB’s Bookstore. I think they’re $20 plus shipping. Less than $36, at any rate!

  5. I really enjoyed rereading this over the weekend. I also got a copy of “When the Sacred Ginmill Closes” for this new friend of ours who is in AA. We talked about the concept of “bar friends” and he talked about talking at meetings. He said your book really rang true.

    Happy New Year!

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