In Today’s Reviews

In the New York Times, Janet Maslin calls The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, by Charlie Huston a “smoking-hot” crime novel.

It’s on order in modest quantities by large libraries. Holds are building in some areas (Seattle shows 25 on 8 copies). It has another well-known fan; Stephen King gives it a rave on Amazon.

It’s available simultaneously on audio and Playaway.

Mystic Art

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

Charlie Huston

  • Hardcover: $25; 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 13, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 034550111X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345501110
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks,  (January 13, 2009)
  • 5 TapeLIBRARY1-4332-5750-6$44.95
  • 1 PlayawayLIBRARY1-4332-5758-2$59.99
  • 1 MP3CDLIBRARY1-4332-5754-4$29.95
  • 6 CDLIBRARY1-4332-5751-3$60.00

USA Today says you’re about to hear a lot about a techno thriller by Daniel Suarez. Daemon became an underground hit with “techies and bloggers” after it was self-published in 2006. Last April, Wired published an article about the book, which led to a two-book contract with Dutton. Most large libraries have it on order in modest quantities, with some holds (it had a starred review in Publishers Weekly).

It’s also available simultaneously in audio.



Daniel Suarez

  • Hardcover: $26.95; 448 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult (January 8, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0525951113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525951117


  • Audio CD: Unabridged ; $44.95
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio; (January 8, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0143144448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143144441

For other titles reviewed today, check our Daily Reviews listings.

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