"With Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan has written--with great panache and suspense--a smart, twisty crime novel filled with compelling characters set in a world that book-lovers will adore."
- JESS WALTER, author of Beautiful Ruins
Available for pre-order now from IndieBound, or your favorite local bookstore (or here's a list of stores from GoodReads).
Publication Date: June 13, 2017 · Scribner · Hardback/Ebook · 352 pages · ISBN 1501116843
My literary mystery novel, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, will be published by Scribner on June 13, 2017. It tells the story of Lydia, a 30-something bookseller who, as a young girl, was the sole survivor of a violent attack. It is currently in the publishing pipeline.
Recent News: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore has been picked up for publication by William Heinemann (Penguin UK) in England, Matar Publishing House in Israel, Grupo Editorial Record in Brazil, NamuBench in Korea, Longanesi in Italy, and Goldmann Verlag (Random House) in Germany.
Panelist: I was recently one of three Washington state writers who selected the winner of the Artist Trust Gar LaSalle Storytelling Award. Acting as a panelist for this grant was yet another glimpse into the many extraordinary literary talents of the Evergreen State. Big congratulations to the winner of the $10,000 award, Peter Mountford, and kudos to all who entered.
Presentation: A Nicer Kind of Murder: Shifting Roles in Today’s Mystery Fiction and Other Popular Genres. Presentation and discussion about the blurring of lines between literary fiction and genre fiction, especially in mystery and detective stories. Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, Civic Center Auditorium, November 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. Part of the Humanities Washington Salon Series.
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