You may recall my earlier post concerning the promising chat I had with the staff member in charge of the crime department in my local Waterstones concerning the distinct lack of historical crime novels and, in particular, Paul Doherty’s work. A sole mis-shelved copy of The Mysterium was found, but she promised to look into ordering some more.
Optimistically, I returned a couple of weeks later and lo and behold, copies of Corpse Candle, The Magician’s Death and The Waxman Murders had also appeared – the last two also coming home with me.
Anyway, I returned this morning, and …
So either Paul Doherty’s books are like Tribbles, or talking to your local bookshop about your favourite books might help get your favourite authors a bit more exposure.
Oh, and when you leave, do what I do and turn your favourite books so they face outwards – that might help sales too!