April 2020 Newsletter
First, our most profound thanks to all those who are putting their own safety on the line to help others. We also want to urge everyone to take every precaution to stay safe—social distancing, wearing masks, and having minimal contact with others. Where possible, it is nice to step outside—fresh air, even very cold fresh air, seems like a soothing balm under the circumstances. And in the spirit of safety and sanity, books, particularly e-books and audio books, provide a safe way to escape the reality of the moment.
Oceanview has rapidly adjusted to the situation by shifting publication schedules to make electronic versions of our new books available earlier, and delaying some print versions until stores reopen. But, you can be sure that our outstanding content is being made available. And check out the special purchasing opportunities at the end of this note.
Our March release, The Leonardo Gulag by Kevin Doherty, is receiving very positive reviews. For those readers who enjoy stories based on true history, this book, set in Stalin’s Russia, is a “must” read. The realism is so vivid that you will feel the frigid air and the deep despair of an Arctic gulag and the young artists imprisoned there. The only value assigned those prisoners is their artistic talent to copy works of Leonardo da Vinci. Accuracy determines life—inaccuracy, its end. An epic story that you do not want to miss.
Our April release moves you from the icy Arctic to the beautiful tropical island of Bonaire—a long distance and a welcome reprieve. But Davin Goodwin’s Diver’s Paradise is not a reprieve from murder, as retired private detective Roscoe Conklin learns. Some bad people have arrived on the island paradise. For those of you who remember Colombo, the faux stumble-bum detective of TV fame, you will find Conklin an endearing and fascinating character. Beautiful setting, a loveable detective, very bad folks—what’s not to love?
We shifted the e-book release of Fire and Vengeance by veteran author Robert McCaw to May. McCaw once again shatters the pristine beauty of the Big Island of Hawai’i with murder and mayhem. Combine some very bad people with sinister historic ties and a massive volcano on the verge of erupting, and you have a conspiracy thriller with twists and turns that test police chief Kona Kāne almost beyond human limits.
I will close this newsletter with three pieces of great news!
First, Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle won the Lefty Award from Left Coast Crime for Best Mystery Novel. This is a Big Deal!
Second, Rag and Bone by Joe Clifford has been nominated for the Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel by the International Thriller Writers Association. Another really Big Deal!
Third, Vanishing in the Haight by Max Tomlinson made the USA Today best-seller list. Very good news indeed! And a very Big Deal!
Congratulations to all three of our authors for these major milestones!
Oceanview is pleased to provide reading material that will make your shelter-in-place restrictions significantly easier, perhaps downright pleasant! You can’t beat a good book to keep you in a safe place. Hope you will take advantage.
All the best, and stay well—and keep on reading!
Be sure to see the special purchasing opportunities below.
NEW TO AUDIO
For you audiobook fans, check out the newly released audiobook of Relentless, available on Amazon, iTunes, and other audiobook retailers.