Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stephen King News

Stephen King has announced two new books for this year.

The Outsider

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

The Outsider will be available in stores and online on May 22nd, 2018.


The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face – including his own -- he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful(with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Elevation will be available in stores and online on October 30th, 2018.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Welcome to issue #102 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter

Welcome to issue #102 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter

14 February 2018




The huge response to our Monday Newsletter exposed problems with out website
but all copies of The Deluxe Edition of BLACK HOUSE that we had sold out
quickly as well as all of our remaining copies of the TALISMAN/BLACK HOUSE
Gift Set.

All orders will be in the mail by today; in the US by Media Mail so it may take a bit
over a week to receive your order.

We have tried to be in touch with everyone who had issues with our web site and
I thank you for your patience.


Still available are the Artist Editions of THE DARK TOWER VII:
THE DARK TOWER (signed by Michael Whelan) and THE 
WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE (signed by Jae Lee) Please note that
these were released prior to the Trade Editions and so are First Editions of
these books. They can be ordered at:

Thank you.

Robert K. Wiener, President
Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LOST AND LONELY by Brian James Freeman

LOST AND LONELY by Brian James Freeman, Cemetery Dance, $35, 9781587675683.

Everything you need to know about Brian James Freeman can be found in this book. He has a way with words. His writing has that impact you feel when you are truly bothered by terrors unexpected. He has that subtle smooth touch that you feel just before you feel the razor sharp fingernails. And, he is a great writer.

In this five storied tome, there are differing ways to frighten and horrify you. The theme in each story has to do with the value of family. The wife and son of a bestselling author go missing, but he hears footsteps in the hall. Patty has made some mistakes, but she is sure Roger will take her back after he sees how far she will go to make things right. A father moves his Colonial family into the wilderness to escape a monster that is stalking the new colony. Teenage Melissa has just told her boyfriend that she is pregnant. A 911 dispatcher receives a troubling call from a new mother.

Each story features an illustration by Glenn Chadbourne that fits perfectly with the story. Each tale is a subtle touch that will claw its' way into your memory. That's what you need to know about Brian James Freeman. Remember that all these stories are about family and one can only hope that it's not your family.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Donald M. Grant Newsletter

Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc. Newsletter

Welcome to issue #101 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter

12 February 2018



This is a rare opportunity to buy a book signed by Stephen King at the original
published price. We found some copies of BLACK HOUSE Deluxe Numbered
Edition signed by Stephen King, Peter Straub and Rick Berry in our barn/ware-
house which were from canceled orders (probably canceled because of the delay
from announcement of ordering to actual shipping date). As a service to our cus-
tomers we are making them available at the original 2002 price of $225.00 plus
$10.00 shipping.

We were able to match a few copies along with the matching number
Talisman/Black House Gift sets (sold at $150.00) for a total of $375.00 plus $15.00

These are being sold through our website only (Please do not call our office) on a
first come first serve basis. We will confirm your order along with the number(s)
of the book you will be receiving. We will ship out the lowest numbers first.

For our customers outside the US, please be aware that shipping will be expensive.
Sample costs for the Deluxe BACK HOUSE alone are: Canada (Quebec) $51.00;
Australia $78.00; England $75.00; Norway $64.00, For the Deluxe BACK HOUSE
with the matching number Talisman/Black House Gift set: Canada (Quebec)
$79.00; Australia $128.00; England $107.00; Norway $92.00

To order Deluxe BACK HOUSE:

To order Deluxe BACK HOUSE with matching Talisman/Black House Gift Set:

We still have available The Dark Tower Special Offer of the Talisman/Black House
Gift Set along with a copy of the Michael Whelan signed Artist Edition of The
Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower for $165.00 plus shipping, for a savings of

Thank you.

Robert K. Wiener, President
Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Random Ramblings; Or, I think I lost my mind and it was two quarts low when I got it back.

These are just some ramblings that hit me when I can't get out of the way fast enough. Some of them may make sense but most probably won't.

Ray Thomas of the newly elected Rock'N'Roll Hall of Fame Moody Blues, died recently. After I received the news, I set my MP3 player toggle to shuffle on the Moody Blues and the first three songs played were sung by Ray.

I realize that potato chips are sold by weight, but it is still weird to have less that half a bag of chips when you open them. Wouldn't it be cheaper to use smaller packaging and make us think we are getting more?

We all know that a group of baboons is called a congress, right?

Russia is banned from the Olympics, but the athletes are there; good!

I have an ear infection and the doctor prescribed eye drops! I guess I can't see well enough to hear.

Danish Wedding Cookies aren't Danish and don't always get served at weddings.

If you live in the United States of America, aren't you an American period?

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Baen Books for February

First out of the jiffy bag is MONSTER HUNTER MEMOIRS: SINNERS by Larry Correia and John Ringo, $7.99 Baen, 9781481482875. This sends Chad Oliver Gardenier to New Orleans to take on the latest crop of loup garoueaux, fifty foot upright walking crocodiles and more voodoo spells than the law allows. Since Chad is a bounty hunter, he has to stay alive in order to collect his money.

Wen Spencer was such a voracious reader when he was younger that he ran out of things to read and starting to create his own stories and eventually, he wrote them down. PROJECT ELFHOME, $7.99, Baen, 9781481482905, collects all of his stories into one volume for all of his friends and readers to have in one volume. This is not the Pittsburgh we know. It is a confluence of four worlds meeting and overlapping in Elfhome. And as they are known to say, no one will ever be the same.

The late Poul Anderson was one of the creators of the space opera that I grew up with. Nicholas Van Rijn, Dominic Flandry, The Psychotechnic League, and others are continuing to meet fresh eyes thanks to Baen Books. THE COMPLETE PSYCHOTECHNIC LEAGUE, VOLUME 2, Baen, $10, 9781481483063 is the latest addition to the reprinting of nine fabulous stories. This volume includes the hard to find "The Snows of Ganymede". The Institute has put an end to war and peace covers the globe and the galaxy is the next stop. War will raise its ugly head in a way that shows Poul Anderson at his best.

For those fans of alternate history, you will be pleased to know that 1637: THE VOLGA RULES by Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett, and Gorg Huff is now available. The Russian serfs want to follow the idea that all men are created equal and practiced by the "up-timers" from Grantville. This will be a tough time for the serfs and the czar as liberty tries to make an entry 300 years ahead of schedule. Grab this one in order to see how the writers handle this situation. Baen, $25, 9781481483032.

The other releases are: MISSION TO METHONE by Les Johnson, $16, 9781481483056 and BRINGERS OF HELL by Travis S. Taylor, $23,9781481483049.

Remember great books come from Baen!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

TO CATCH A KILLER by Sheryl Scarborough

TO CATCH A KILLER by Sheryl Scarborough

“A twisty, cold-case mystery custom made for fans of Sara Shepard, PLL and Veronica Mars! The edge-of-your-seat plot, sinister backstory and smart, brave and irreverent main character made this whodunit unputdownable.”—Justine Magazine

In To Catch a Killer, a contemporary mystery by debut author Sheryl Scarborough, a teenage girl uses forensic science to solve the cold-case murder of her mother. Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own.

Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.

“Scarborough has written an intense, engrossing debut. Readers will root for Erin to find answers, laugh at her friends’ antics as they play detective, and struggle to identify the killer in a plot full of red herrings and multiple suspects. This solid mystery will easily grab the attention of fans of the genre.”—Booklist

“To Catch a Killer is a tense, storming heartbeat of a thriller. Scarborough’s tightly woven story merges forensic intrigue with friendship, romance, and family, nailing the dynamic stylings of Veronica Mars and the playful spirit of Bones. I could not put it down.”—Cori McCarthy, author of Breaking Sky

"The fast-paced plot and Veronica Mars-esque protagonist make this book a good fit for avid mystery readers."—School Library Journal

"Scarborough brings Erin to life as a teenager with a damaged past...there are enough red herrings and forensic activity to keep everyone entertained all the way through the climatic end."—VOYA

“A relatable cast and well thought-out plot make this mystery a Sherlockian puzzle sure to impress the most hardened crime-procedural fanatic. Don your deer-stalker caps, gumshoes, you’re in for a twisty ride.”—Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I’m Lying

SHERYL SCARBOROUGH worked as a writer, story editor, and series developer in children's television before receiving her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adult from Vermont College, where she studied under Rita Williams-Garcia, Tom Birdseye, Susan Fletcher, and A.M. Jenkins, among others. She lives and works in Kalama, Washington. To Catch a Killer is her debut.

On Sale February 27, 2018 from Tor Teen. 9780765381927. $9.99 USD.

Keep an eye out for the sequel, TO RIGHT THE WRONGS, coming February 27, 2018.