Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Do you want to know a secret?

Okay...it's not really a secret.

We were planning to post something else today..an interview that will happen, we promise, sometime next month, but we can't let another day go by without a big shout out here to Hank. Her Agatha Award-winning debut novel, Prime Time is finally FINALLY available again - and everywhere - from Mira Books.


PRIME TIME introduces forty-something investigative reporter Charlotte (Charlie) McNally. Charlie's smart, savvy and successful—but she's worried her news director is about to replace her with a younger model. Now—she's on the hunt for the story that will save her job. Is it hiding in her email? Charlie begins to suspect some of that annoying Spam clogging her computer is more than cyber junk. She discovers it actually carries big-money secret messages to the big-shot insiders who know how to decode it. Problem is, the last outsider who deciphered the system now resides in the local morgue. It's either the biggest story of Charlie's career—or the one that may end her life. Charlie's also facing another dilemma: what happens when a top-notch TV reporter is married to her job—but the camera doesn't love her anymore?


It's an action-filled page-turner, with humor, romance and a scheme so timely and innovative you'll wonder why someone hasn't tried it. A twist of an ending will have readers going back to the beginning to check for all the clues they missed.


I was lucky enough to have read it when it was first available (that's the old cover below but check out the slick new look on the right)and I'll join the chorus of raves.


New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark's kudos: "Current, clever, and chock full of cliffhangers. Readers are in for a treat."
Award winning author Harley Jane Kozak says it's "a great read" written with "quick wit, crackling pace and been-there-done-that credentials."
Page Traynor of RT Book Reviews gave Prime Time the highest possible rating—four and a half stars, awarding it the coveted TOP PICK. She says: "This book has humor, snappy language, danger and a wonderful mystery that will keep you guessing. Prime Time has the perfect combination of mystery and romance."
Way to go, Hank!!

7 comments:

Rhys Bowen said...

Yeah, Hank!
May the whole world come to know and love Charlie!

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Oh, thank you all. I'm so--touched and happy. Thank you. Thank you.

Two things! Here's my newsletter:

http://www.hankphillippiryan.com/newsletter-6-09.html

And in it, there's a place to click to get free first class shipping on Prime Time from the lovely people at Mystery Lovers Bookstore.

(Does the link work? Let me know!)

Tomorrow, I'm signing from 2-5 pm in the grand concourse of Boston's South Station--one of the main terminals for the subway (the T) and the commuter rail.

(Get it? Charlie on the MTA? Kingston Trio? Anyone???)

Very excited!

Rosemary Harris said...

Charlie on the MTA? Is that "and did he ever return, no, he never returned?" Very funny...

MaxWriter said...

Many congratulations, Hank! Well deserved.

Hallie Ephron said...

That Mira Books is RE-issuing PRIME TIME and FACE TIME and then launching a new one AIR TIME is soooo unusual and a testament to their faith that this series is making it big...which it soooo deserves. Enjoy! Bask! Kvell! I want to see photos of you signing in South Station -- how cool is that?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congratulations, Hank!

And thanks to Hank's generosity, I've got a copy to give away at the Meet and Greet (which you can get to by clicking on my name).

If you can't win it, be sure to buy it from Mystery Lover's. They are some of the best people I know.

Sheila Deeth said...

Congratulations! And I love both the covers.