Saturday, July 5, 2014

Attorney at Large Sales

My third novel, Attorney at Large, was published three weeks ago. Already it is outselling the first two books. It has had a great sendoff! It doesn't have that many reviews, but what there are seem to be very favorable.

Attorney at Large required more research than the first two books. The first two were written about people and places I was already familiar with--downstate Illinois, Chicago, northern Arizona, southwestern Colorado. When I practiced law in Flagstaff I had a firm airplane because the distances between towns were so great and my criminal practice was so widespread. So the area and the roads, the mountains, the Native American tribes and some of their traditions and hallowed beliefs became known to me.

But much of Attorney at Large takes place in Las Vegas, in a casino, much less, as Thaddeus has now taken over a casino as a result of the lawsuit against the mob. The casino itself is a figment of my imagination, but the staffing and workings of the casino are the result of much good old research. Especially the parts on card counting at the blackjack tables. I found those portions totally fascinating and totally loved writing about them.

Thanks for buying these books. Your support means I get to write more of them. And for that, I am very grateful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved this book as well as Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt & The Defendants. Can't wait to read the 4th & 5th of those in the series. Keep it up, John. Your writing is great! I was trying to find you on Twitter to give you a shout out, but haven't found you yet there.