Se7en… it’s a classic. It always rains, and then that one day of sunshine. Well. There was this box, see. It wasn’t good. But it was good, the film, if you know what I mean? Anyway, see the film. Don’t look in the box.
Today I looked in the box.
It came exactly as planned according to the tracking number – and if that isn’t enough to make you suspicious … well.
I don’t know.
It was reasonably big, pretty heavy, taped so well I needed a knife, and loaded with cold cases – Arctic Noir!
Yep, it’s the Horsens Crime Festival #krimimessen this weekend, and I need something to decorate my tiny stand with, so I got hold of some books, and they just happen to be mine. Of course, with the table, the roll-up poster, flyers, business cards, and now a box load of books. Yeah, I’m gonna need a bigger
boat stand. (I have to toss that line in as often as possible – sorry.)
Well, now I have an empty box…
I’ve taken the plunge and returned to Twitter, but to make sure that I don’t get caught up in it I’ll do Twitter on Thursdays. The rest of the week – and the weekend given the number of words I haven’t written this week, I’ll be writing.
I’ll be sure to post a photo from Greenland with each tweet. My posts from the page, like this one, will pop up on Twitter, but on Thursdays, I’ll be sure to be active in the afternoons.
See you on Twitter.
Constable (ret.) David Maratse can be a bit of a problem, and I thought I would take a moment to explain.
While Maratse does feature in the Arctic thriller The Ice Star, he also has his own series – two, in fact.
The Greenland Crime series, of which Blood Floe is book 2, are full-length crime novels.
The Arctic Shorts, of which The Last Flight is the fourth story in the series, are short stories set prior to the events in the Greenland Crime series. They are typically 15,000 words or a little over 50 pages each. The Arctic Shorts are crime with a Jack London-like feel. You’ve been warned. 😉
Both Blood Floe and The Last Flight are available for pre-order on Amazon.
Blood Floe USA, UK, Canada, and Australia
The Last Flight USA, UK, Canada and Australia
I hope that helps.
Sometimes called “fall winds” (wikipedia) catabatic winds are common in Greenland. Fittingly, this fall, I will be releasing my first Arctic Short with the title Katabatic.
In Police Constable David Maratse’s first solo outing, set some time prior to the events in The Ice Star, I will be exploring the tragic themes of shame and suicide through a journalist’s narrative documenting the pursuit of a hunter who murdered his brother in a drunken brawl.
Is that Noir enough for you? Then be sure to check it out, and maybe even pre-order it.
The official release date is October 23rd, 2017. Until then, Katabatic is available for pre-order on Amazon kindles and tablets, and other devices with the Amazon app.
It has been an interesting week with lots of things going on in the world of Greenlandic crime and thrillers. I was thrilled to see The Arctic Journal’s article about The Ice Star be tweeted on the Danish Embassy in Canada’s Twitter account. Of course, knowing what I do about the plot of The Ice Star (no spoilers here), there’s a few butterflies fluttering inside my stomach.
But the really exciting news has absolutely nothing to do with my book at all.
Mads Peder Nordbo, a Danish author living in Nuuk, Greenland, has just sold his crime book set in Greenland: The Girl without Skin, to 14 countries, for a 7 figure number (Danish kroner, I imagine). You can read about that in Politiken’s article (Danish). The gist of the article suggests that Greenland is hot right now, and it has nothing to do with Global Warming. While some in the literary world might believe that interest in Nordic Noir is waning, Arctic Noir might just be the next big thing.
Yep, you read it right, that’s Arctic Noir.
So, this is exciting in the sense that The Ice Star has come out at just the right time. The question now is how to make the most of it.