Thursday, 7 October 2010

New York Times Bestseller!!!!

sunny, warm, temps 75

Fabulous news from the publishers!!! Thanks to you, BURY YOUR DEAD has made the extended New York Times list!!

Number 21. Yippeee..... I'm frankly not only thrilled, but stunned. The Brutal Telling, my previous book, made it to 19 on the extended list, but that was because it was the Barnes and Noble Main Selection, which gave it a huge boost. We were all pretty convinced that without that boost for Bury Your Dead we wouldn't make the list.

But we did!!! And while the rank is slightly lower, the sales numbers are actually up! Again - thanks to you! Buying the book, buy also telling so many others about the Gamache books.

I'm just so happy about this.

Also made it to number 16 on the Independent Booksellers Bestseller list. Yay!

Had dinner in Phoenix last night with Lesa and Patti, then we went over to Poisoned Pen - this really remarkable mystery bookstore in Scottsdale. Place was packed. Phew. Patrick set us up....and two bottles of champagne appeared - to toast the NYTimes list!

Karen hosted the event and did a magnificent job. I adore Phoenix and this particular store. And I've been here often enough now that I know many of the readers who come to the events. It feels like family.

they even ran out of copies of Bury Your Dead and had to scramble to get more from other stores. Also ran out of The Brutal Telling.

Have an event tonight in Houston (am at the airport waiting for the flight) at Murder by the Book at 7. Hope to see you there!

This really is a wonderful tour! And the news about the bestseller sure is energizing! Now, the key is to keep traveling and keep spreading the word. With your help.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

11 comments:

Mary Vehr Mumaw said...

What a delight last night was being able to meet my favorite mystery writer in person - and Louise, you are a delight. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

Candleman said...

I'm not surprised at all. Your work is just excellent!

lil Gluckstern said...

Congratulations! It couldn't happen to a nicer, more deserving person. You did well on Amazon too! Enjoy!

suzy said...

Imagining you doing your happy dance throughout the airport....lol!

A. Wright said...

"Bury Your Dead" deserves all manner of acolades. The book is truly an amazing read.

Congratulations and may there be many more awards to come.

-Alice

Sue Mom of Two said...

Congratulations! Well deserved honor. And I am SO excited.....I just brought home the book tonight. I am so anxious to get started on it.

Anne Church said...

sante' ..& so many congratulations,we are telling everyone but trying to give nothing away! Hope to see you in Quebec city on the 28th! Preparing for cold & adventure!

Diane said...

I am so happy for your Louise. All good things come to those who wait can't be a truism. Bask, bask, bask.

Linda said...

I'm in the middle and don't want it to end, but have to keep reading...it's sooo good! Listening as well, and checking Google maps to see what Gamache sees. What an experience. Thank you, Louise!!

Brenda B. said...

Hello Louise,

Congratulations on making the NYT list! The success of Bury Your Dead is well-deserved. I'm in the middle of it now and simply captivated.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. So glad it's been a year of so many blessings.

Brenda in Maine

Chèli said...

It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that it is a bestseller! I was lucky enough to get an Early Review copy and as far as I'm concerned, it's the best of the year!

LOVE THE WHOLE SERIES! CONGRATULATIONS!

Chèli
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