In an homage of sorts to Murder is Everywhere coming into being at a Bouchercon World Mystery Convention some half-dozen years back, during Bouchercon week (this year held in New Orleans) we get to put up our favorite posts from the past. It also allows us to spend more productive time at the convention hotel’s bar.
As it just so happens, ten days ago was the release date for my new Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis book, Santorini Caesars, and tomorrow marks the end of my second—and I promised Barbara my final—term as Chair of the National Board of Bouchercon.
So, instead of repeating a past post, I thought I’d instead take this opportunity to reflect on the past by thanking those I’ve served with on the Bouchercon National Board for their support and friendship in making my two years as National Chair a truly remarkable experience.
|Yes, that's Zoë in the front row once again laughing at me.|
To all these wonderful, all volunteer Bouchercon Board mates of mine, a sincere thank you from the very bottom of my deep, dark, murder-loving heart:
And a heartfelt special shout out of thanks to our MIE blog mate Susan Spann for the extraordinarily generous donation of her time and prodigious legal talent in service to Bouchercon’s Board and General Membership.
As for the plug for my new book, here’s the plotline of Santorini Caesars in a nutshell:
When a young demonstrator is publicly assassinated in the heart of protest-charged Athens, the motive is murky and the array of suspects immense. Kaldis’ investigation leads him and his team to beautiful Santorini, and a hush-hush gathering of the Caesars, a cadre of Greece’s top military leaders seeking to form their own response to the crises facing their country. Is it a coup d’état or something else? The answer is by no means clear, but the case resonates with political dimensions, and as international intrigues evolve, the threat of another—far more dramatic—assassination looms ever more real.
And here are a few blurbs from reviews picked at random (as if even I believe that):
“As always, Siger provides readers with an action-packed plot, well-developed characters with lots of attitude, breathtaking Greek scenery, and a perceptive take on the current political and economic problems affecting Greece. International-crime fans need to be reading this consistently strong series.” —Booklist
“While British and Scandinavian authors tend to dominate the conversation about European crime writing, there are some very fine authors operating in other continental locales… Greece is packed with tourist hotspots. Thanks to Wall Street lawyer turned crime scribe Jeffrey Siger, it's also home to a superb modern-day mystery series… starring Chief Inspector Kaldis and his likable team of Greek cops.” — Craig Sisterson
“Riveting story… bridging the social climate in Greece into the narrative…boasts great dialogue, a likable cast, good camaraderie and an intriguing plot that was masterly accomplished.” —Dru’s Book Musings
“Siger the Soothsayer has the uncanny knack of foreseeing chaos in the beautiful country that is Greece and then writing about it in such a way that readers see and hear and taste and feel that turmoil… and if you're wondering, the Greeks themselves love his books... I never miss one of Jeffrey Siger's books. Never!”—Kittling Books
“Jeffrey Siger's books may be set in Greece, but they deal with the world's problems as well...It's a message to the world.” —Lesa Holstine
“[W]ill keep readers on the edge of their seats, while chuckling at the antics of Kaldis's temperamental secretary. Part of a series not to be missed.”—Shelf Awareness
“Put this one at the top of your reading list… As the plot unfolded, I could imagine it actually happening…(and hope it’s not). You won’t be able to put it down. Jeffrey Siger does not disappoint. I don’t know how he does it; each book is better than the last.” —WindyCity Greek
Now, on to my post-Bouchercon tour schedule through the end of 2016. The 2017 tour dates and other additions will be posted as scheduled on my website under EVENTS
Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Sparta Public Library
22 Woodport Road
Sparta NJ 07871
Monday, October 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
(with Michael Kahn and Reavis Wortham)
A Celebration of Poisoned Pen Press
St. Louis County Library—Auditorium
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 63131
Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
(with Mark Pryor)
POISONED PEN BOOKSTORE
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM:
3154 East Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM:
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM:
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM:
MYSTERY LOVERS BOOKSHOP
514 Allegheny River Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15139
Thursday-Sunday, November 17-20, 2016
The Nordic House
That should be more than enough BSP for 2016. Except of course for touting SUNSHINE NOIR (edited by MIE’s own Annamaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley)—now available in paperback—a not to be missed anthology that has Nordic Noir types shuddering in their frozen tundra boots.
See you in 2017 with Kaldis #9!