The tenth Alafair Tucker Mystery, Forty Dead Men, will hit the streets on February 6, 2018. I am particularly proud of this book, which deals with the psychological effects of warfare on a veteran of the First World War. They called it shell shock back then. Now we call it PTSD. The early reviews have been stellar. Publishers’ Weekly starred review of Forty Dead Men says “Casey expertly nails the extended Tucker family—some 20 people—and combines these convincing characters, a superb sense of time and place, and a solid plot in this marvelously atmospheric historical.”
As always when a new book is about to be released, I update this website, which I am in the process of doing now. I’m creating the page for the new book, which includes a summary, the ordering information, and the first two chapters for your reading pleasure. There will also be a page for reviews of the book. These pages will go live shortly, but until then, you can read the excerpt by clicking here.
Trying to publicize a new book is a new adventure for me every time. Forty Dead Men is my tenth book in almost thirteen years, and just in that short time things have changed so much that I have to re-learn how to do it with each release. This time I’m doing something most authors these days do automatically, and that is set up an author page on Facebook. It’s hard to believe, but Facebook was less than a year old when my first book was published, and nobody had an author page. I was finally convinced to create one because I can use it to push promotions and announcements. We shall see how this turns out. In the meantime, Dear Reader, if you would be so kind as to visit my Facebook author page, here, and give it a “Like”, I would be most appreciative.
In other important news, the official launch party for Forty Dead Men will be at Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizone, on February 24 at 2:00 p.m., when Poisoned Pen Press hosts Yours Truly, Dennis Palumbo (signing Head Wounds, A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery) & Priscilla Royal (signing Wild Justice, A Medieval Mystery) for a three author signing party! We will also be remembering Fred Ramsay, much missed.