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Published on April 06, 2012 05:21 • 116 views • Tags: book, giveaway, mystery, thriller
Well, we have five winners out of 669 requests for the MANHATTAN AFFAIR giveaway that ended yesterday. To all the winners: Books will be mailed on Tuesday as I am out of town until Monday night. You all will have them before next weekend. The giveaway was so successful I think we will do this again soon!
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Published on April 15, 2012 09:30 • 106 views • Tags: jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, mystery, suspense, thriller
The Mysterious Bookshop at 58 Warren Street in Tribeca is one of the best bookstores in the country. The are the world's finest mystery store specializing in crime, mystery, suspense, thriller, espionage, and detective fiction.

One of the oldest mystery specialist book stores in America, the Mysterious Bookshop is now in its 34th year. Previously located in midtown, the bookshop now calls Tribeca its home.

They stock the finest selection of new mystery hardcovers, paperbacks and periodicals. The shop also features a superb collection of signed Modern First Editions, Rare/Collectable hardcovers and Sherlockiana.

They publish a monthly newsletter highlighting their 7 book clubs, all new releases and recently acquired rare books.

The owner of The Mysterious Bookshop is the well known Otto Penzler, writer, editor, publisher, and book shop owner (and world's biggest supporter of mystery/thriller writers). Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop, which celebrated its 34th anniversary on April 13, 2012. He was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years. Mr. Penzler was the founder of The Mysterious Press, which he sold to Warner Books and recently reacquired; he also created the publishing firms of Otto Penzler Books and The Armchair Detective Library. He currently has imprints at Grove/Atlantic in the U.S. and Head of Zeus in the U.K., publishing such authors as Joseph Wambaugh, Thomas H. Cook, Andrew Klavan, Thomas Perry, Robert Olen Butler, and Joyce Carol Oates. He also wrote a weekly column, "The Crime Scene," for The New York Sun, for five years.

In 1977, he won an Edgar Award for the Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection. The Mystery Writers of America gave him the prestigious Ellery Queen Award in 1994 for his exceptional contributions to the publishing field. He was also honored with its highest non-writing award, the Raven, in 2003.

Mr. Penzler's most recent publications are Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (Vintage), Agents of Treachery (Vintage), Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (Vanguard),The Lineup (Little, Brown), The Vampire Archives (Vintage), The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps (Vintage), The Vicious Circle and Uncertain Endings (Pegasus) and Dead Man’s Hand (Harcourt). Since 1997, he has been the Series Editor of The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year (Houghton Mifflin), featuring Guest Editors Robert B. Parker, Sue Grafton, Ed McBain, Donald E. Westlake, Lawrence Block, James Ellroy, Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Turow, Carl Hiaasen, George Pelecanos, and Jeffery Deaver.He was born July 8, 1942.

I was honored to have the launch party for my book, MANHATTAN AFFAIR, at The Mysterious Bookshop on April 3rd. It was an amazing evening with writers, editors, readers, cafe owners and a few bartenders in attendance. I read from MANHATTAN AFFAIR, signed reams of books, and enjoyed the healthy cocktails.

You can visit them: mysteriousbookshop.com

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Published on April 19, 2012 11:36 • 451 views • Tags: jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, mysterious-bookshop, mystery, nyc, otto-penzler, suspense, thriller, tribeca
Interviews with Jack Sussek about Manhattan Affair here's a few links with online listening options. *Note: Added interview times on on 4/24 - more to follow! All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012:

Norfolk, VA on station WXGM-FM at 7:05-7:15AM / Neal Steel Morning Drive Show
Ocala, FL on station WOCA-AM at 7:35-7:45AM / AM Ocala Live!
Minneapolis, MN on station WYRQ-FM at 8:20-8:30AM / Al Windsperger
Hartford, CT on station WICH-AM at 8:40-8:50AM / Mark Wayne / Morning Drive Show
Buffalo, NY on station WESB-AM at 9-9:10AM / Anne Holliday - Live Line
Colorado Springs, CO on station KRDO-FM at 9:48-9:58AM / TJ Gerzina - Morning News
Boston, MA on station WUML-FM at 10:10-10:20AM / Lisa Davis
Brockton, MA on station WXBR-AM at 10:20-10:30AM / Ron Van Dam Show
Philadelphia, PA on station WCHE-AM at 11-11:10AM / The Brynn Project
Los Angeles, CA on station KCAA-AM at 12:10-12:20PM / Erin Brinker & Bill - Morning drive Show

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Minneapolis, MN on station WLMX-FM
Atlanta, GA on station WYYZ-AM

Friday, April 27, 2012
St. Louis, MO on station WILY-AM
Seattle, WA on station KPQ-AM
Boston, MA on station WDIS-AM
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Published on April 23, 2012 10:32 • 331 views • Tags: ebook, fiction, interviews, jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, mystery, thriller
May 1, 2012 Interview schedule for Manhattan Affair by Jack Sussek

10:00 am WESB-AM in Buffalo, NY [Listen]
10:30 am KCTA-AM in Corpus Christie, TX
11:00 am WYYZ-AM in Atlanta, Ga
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Published on April 30, 2012 05:37 • 224 views • Tags: interviews, jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, mystery, radio, thriller
Well, a lot happening these last few days in the way of MANHATTAN AFFAIR. Today I did my 17th radio interview on WYYZ in Atlanta, Ga with Matt Youngblood. The radio interviews have been quite something, I must say. Surprisingly most hosts have read large chunks of the book, if not all of it, and the questions have reflected that. I had two one hour long interviews and they were really fun in that it was more of a conversation, like one you would have with some friends in a bar or coffee shop. The kind of conversation free of a short time constraint (as opposed to a ten minute piece) allowing it to meander and follow free thought instead of a focused direction. Main points of interest have been the story, the characters, New York City (the setting), and the time (1990's).

There is another MANHATTAN AFFAIR Giveaway starting today on Goodreads; it ends on the 15th of May. The last one had nearly 670 requests and the current one had 130 as of a few moments ago and it hasn't even been up for 24 hours yet!

I left NYC Sunday to go to my little place on another island to work on my second book. This island could not be more different than Manhattan Island. There are no traffic lights, no jack-hammers, no horns blaring. It is off-season so a lot of stuff is still closed (although last weekend was the annual 'Daffodil Festival' which sort of signals a spring awakening), but I have friends here so I will not be a complete hermit (maybe). Today is a typical day in New England though; it is damp, cold, rainy, very gray, and whistles of wind can be heard throughout my 200 year old house. A good place to write. And read. And now, as a piece of the sun suddenly slips through a broken cloud and just as sudden the flash of bright light quickly gives way back to dark clouds I am reminded of something Mark Twain once said: "If you don't like the weather in New England just wait a minute."
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Published on May 01, 2012 11:56 • 141 views • Tags: jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, mystery, nantucket-island, new-york-city, suspense, thriller
Just under a week left to enter our second "Manhattan Affair" book give away. Don't miss out!!

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Published on May 08, 2012 06:31 • 107 views • Tags: free, giveaway, jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, mystery, thriller
So, the second Manhattan Affair Giveaway has just ended and, again, there were over 600 entries. To the lucky 5; books will be going out this week so you should have them by next week. The interesting thing is that, as in the first Giveaway, the winners are all women. No men. How is that? Anyway, I hope you enjoy the read and don;t be shy about posting a review or comment. Thanks to all who entered.
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Published on May 17, 2012 04:54 • 110 views • Tags: giveaway, jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, murder, mystery, new-york-city, thriller
This review for MANHATTAN AFFAIR appeared in the Online Book Club's newsletter:


They gave it 3 out of 4 stars. Thanks OBC!
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Published on September 10, 2012 11:24 • 145 views • Tags: jack-sussek, manhattan-affair, mystery, new-york-city, online-book-club, thriller
Well, I guess you could call it a milestone of sorts; Manhattan Affair's facebook page has gone north of 5000 'likes' - roughly matching the book's sales, which is amazing. The page is essentially New York City - centric but is also linked to a personal page of the novel's protoaganist - Jed Chase. His page is an ecclectic mix of literature, life, humor, and just plain old interesting stuff from NYC and around the world. I strongly suggest you visit both for a fun browse. If you 'friend' Jed Chase I am sure he will 'friend' you back.


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Published on September 16, 2012 08:17 • 171 views • Tags: jack-sussek, jed-chase, manhattan-affair, mystery, new-york-city, thriller