"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of "The Collector" series, The Killing Kind, and Red Right Hand.

"A refreshingly new voice in noir." --Ed Kurtz, author of Nothing You Can Do and The Rib From Which I Remake the World.

"A glorious boilermaker of noir and East Coast gothic. The action is taut as a sprung snare and Bagley tightens the screws with every page." -- Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase and Blood Standard.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Name That Blog Contest

I keep getting free books from publicists and authors who want me to review them here at Bitter Water Blog. That's not what this space is all about, so I'm starting a new blog that will feature reviews of crime/mystery novels and anthologies, author interviews, guest posts and other writerly bullshit. But it needs a name. That's where you people come in. If you have a good idea (hell, even a bad idea's better than what I've come up with so far), post your blog title suggestion in the comments section here. I'll choose the winner (by which I mean the one I think sounds coolest) on November 30.

Now don't worry...I wouldn't ask you to wrack your brain without due compensation. The lucky winner will receive a copy of Sam Millar's latest Karl Kane novel, The Dark Place. If you dig Irish noir, you'll love this guy. If you don't dig Irish noir, there's something wrong with you.

Bitter Water Blog will still be the place to come for all my blatant (if sporadic) self-promotion.

Okay now: start thinkin'.