Thu 12

A 2021 Book

The 22 Murders of Madison May So brace yourself but I have a novel coming out in 2021. I know. It was three million years between Lexicon and Providence and now this! But that’s how I roll. You might not remember, but I blurghed out two novels in quick succession last time, too. Lexicon was the second blurgh. Now the second blurgh is:

The 22 Murders of Madison May

You know I don’t like to build up my own stuff, so I will just say it feels like my best book. I might be wrong. I change my mind on that kind of thing a lot. But I feel very happy about it.

The book is about—and stop here if you’re one of those people who, like me, prefer to know NOT ONE DAMN THING about the book you’re about to read—a serial killer who stalks the same woman across parallel lives.

That’s it. That’s all I’m saying. It will be published by Putnam in the US & Canada in July 2021, with other countries to be confirmed, and by God we’d better have a covid vaccine by then. Book tours are my only excuse to leave the house.

In other exciting 2021 news, the Providence paperback hits on May 4. That’s Star Wars day! So if you’ve been wanting to read it but not in a heavy book you might drop on your face while in bed and you don’t like ebooks and audio’s not your thing either, then, wow, how picky are you.


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Laurie (#127)

Location: Wauconda, IL
Posted: 1258 days ago

Yeeeeesssss!! I cannot wait!

Melissa (#888)

Location: WI
Quote: "When you can't run anymore, you crawl, and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you."
Posted: 1258 days ago

Oh my goodness! You just made my day better! It sounds amazing and I can not wait to read it!

heatherly (#6677)

Location: New England, U.S.A.
Quote: "If Plan A fails, remember you still have 25 letters left."
Posted: 1258 days ago


Machine Man subscriber Mapuche (#1184)

Location: Darwin, Australia
Quote: "Inconceivable!"
Posted: 1258 days ago

Is it here yet? :) Kindle is my preferred way to fly.

Nalini (#7120)

Location: Canberra
Quote: "Geeks will inherit the Galaxy"
Posted: 1258 days ago

I love your books and would love to read this and interview you at the appropriate time, please.
Please let me know who’s publishing the novel in Australia - or I might have to track down your Putnam publicist. Harpercollins and a few other publishers have been known to mail me books from New York so I could always ask nicely :-)


Lisa Davidson (#8225)

Location: Pacific Ocean
Quote: "Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. Think I'll go eat worms. Big fat juicy ones, little thin skinny ones--oh, and how they squirm!!"
Posted: 1258 days ago

Excellent news! After a totally sucky day, this was worth opening my email for! Will the audiobook be issued concurrently? I drop all books, phones, and tablets on my face and can't afford to get my nose fixed again...

Thank you for writing. There is hope in the universe.


Captain Awesomepants (#5009)

Location: South of the River
Quote: "If I didn't flush OR wipe, do I still have to wash my hands?"
Posted: 1258 days ago

I love yer updates mate and I love your books. You're an inspiration to those of us plodders!

Radiatia (#6360)

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted: 1258 days ago

That's awesome. My birthday is in July so I'll be able to buy myself a present that I really want.

Machine Man subscriber Bob (#4095)

Location: Kansas
Quote: "Freeze!!! This is the Government!!"
Posted: 1258 days ago

YES! I loved Providence btw. I remember you saying in a post there was another one coming soon ... this looks great already. Excited to read your favorite so far.

christopher (#8057)

Location: USA
Quote: "I wish I had written Lexicon!"
Posted: 1258 days ago

I can't deny my disappointment in Providence but I can't wait for this one!

TUMS (#8236)

Posted: 1239 days ago

I hope you are able to come to the US, it would be great to see you, and to get to read your new book!

Abrum Alexander (#8221)

Location: Vermont, USA
Posted: 1222 days ago

Chilling! Can't wait!

Michael Lederman (#6925)

Location: United States of America
Posted: 1196 days ago

I'm sorry but to date, every book you've put out has been your best book. It's like a chef who each time he prepares a dish it is the best thing one could eat. As for Covid vaccine buddy, we don't have one, we have about four. Not bad for a pandemic that is just about a year old, bite that Cancer, Diabetes, and all the other diseases that have been around a lot longer and still don't have a cure.

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