Dorsey Thriller High in Demand

Thriller fans are driving strong library demand for two titles coming next week, from Tom Dorsey and Kay Hooper – and early reviews favor Dorsey.

Gator A-Go-Go by Tim Dorsey is the most-requested title to be released next week, with strong holds of 6:1 or more in libraries we checked. It features homicidal yet discerning anti-hero Serge Storms and his drug-addicted sidekick as they seek rough justice amid the revelry of spring break. Booklist says: “All of Dorsey’s books offer belly laughs, but this one seems a cut above.”

Gator A-Go-Go
Tim Dorsey
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2010-02-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061432717 / 9780061432712

Large Print available from HarperLuxe on 02/01/2010

  • $24.99; ISBN: 9780061945670

Blood Ties by Kay Hooper has holds of at least 1:1, and as high as 7:1 at one library. Publishers Weekly was not very impressed:

Too many interchangeable doll-like victims and a by-the-numbers plot mar bestseller Hooper’s conclusion to her paranormal thriller trilogy that began with Blood Dreams and Blood Sins.

Blood Ties: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel
Kay Hooper
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam – (2010-01-26)
ISBN / EAN: 0553804863 / 9780553804867

Audio available from Brilliance

  • CD (9 discs): $87.97; ISBN 9781423333142
  • MP3: $39.97; ISBN: 9781423333166

Large Print from Random House

  • $26; ISBN 9780739377567

More Major Fiction Releases Next Week:

The Dragon Keeper: Volume One of the Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb (Eos/Harper), the first in a two-volume fantasy “mini-series” by veteran fantasist Hobb that Booklist calls as “good as it is massive.”

The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd (Morrow) is the first in a new thriller series by debut author Boyd. Publisher Morrow is backing its high hopes for the book with a 150,000 first printing.

Three Days Before the Shooting . . . by Ralph Ellison; only half the ibraries we checked have ordered this novel that Ellison left unfinished after his death, his second after Invisible Man.

One Response to “Dorsey Thriller High in Demand”

  1. marin younker Says:

    interestingly, “the bricklayer” has picked up steam here with 44 holds. as far as i can tell, there is no media coverage on it so i am not sure where people are finding out about it. it is blurbed by patterson and lee child…