Going to Bouchercon

I'll be the tall guy with the gray mustache sitting at the end of the bar.


Edge, Boston interview/feature.

Big readership, evidently--and the interviewer asked great questions. I'm very happy.

Toronto Star reviews MATING SEASON

Very nice. I'm particularly happy about being mentioned in the same breath as Denis Johnson. The fact that it's coming from outside the U.S. doesn't hurt, either.


Selling some books

Amazon sales ranks

MATING SEASON (hardcover):

#546 in Books
#3 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#40 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery

MATING SEASON (Kindle edition):

#446 in Kindle Store
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#4 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#42 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery

HIGH SEASON (mass-market paper):

#514 in Books
#2 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals
#36 in Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery

Still not breaking 100, but not bad, either...

Update @ 12:30 p.m.:


overall, respectively.



I'm guessing HIGH SEASON's slowed a bit by the fact that Amazon's out of the paperback. Used copies selling briskly!


Numbers creeping back up. Fun while it lasted!


NPR thing moved to Thursday, 7/30

They promise they'll air it, which is the main thing--but it would've been nice if they'd told me the date had changed. Not that I'm complaining.

Update: They've got an excerpt of MATING SEASON up on the website.


Actual reader comment!

From reader "Anonymous" (of course):

Read your book Mating Season, first book I have read by you and the last, I don't think you shouldput (sic) your politics in your books by bashing Pres. Brush (sic!) and his Cabinet which shows your liberal views which we can do without.

You're really going to hate the next one, dude.


MATING SEASON written up in Volume One

Nice article. Terrible picture. From now on, V1 gets the official author photo.


Starred review from Booklist

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Issue: April 1, 2009

Mating Season.
Loomis, Jon (Author)
May 2009. 304 p. St. Martin's/Minotaur, hardcover, $24.95. (9780312367701).
When Kenji Sole is found stabbed to death in her lavish Provincetown, Massachusetts, beach home, Detective Frank Coffin and Sergeant Lola Winters have no lack of suspects. The beautiful and wealthy victim had a voracious appetite for sex with a rotating cast of older, married men, whose bedroom activities she recorded surreptiously, while her carriage-house tenant ran a home-based porn business. And she had just threatened to have her rich attorney father declared incompetent after he changed his will to favor his young mistress rather than his daughter. Amid the investigation, Coffin must find his dementia- suffering mother, who has run away from her nursing home, and work at impregnating his girlfriend, who desperately wants a baby. Meanwhile, Kenji’s hidden DVR becomes the hot potato that could solve the crime. Coffin’s second outing (after the acclaimed High Season, 2007) hardly could be better: Loomis’ prose is crisp and smart, and his characterizations ring true, with none more appealing than Coffin himself, a cop with a phobia of corpses. Reminiscent of Robert B. Parker at his best.

— Michele Leber

I loves me some Booklist. And I loves me some Michele Leber, too.


Publisher's Weekly Reviews MATING SEASON

Mating Season Jon Loomis. Minotaur, $24.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-312-36770-1
Det. Frank Coffin and his partner, Sgt. Lola Winters, look into the stabbing death of notoriously promiscuous dominatrix Kenji Sole, who had a gift for bringing out a man's “inner jerk,” in Loomis's riotous second mystery to feature the Provincetown, Mass., cop (after 2007's High Season). The investigators rattle nearly every skeleton in the official closets of the ultraliberal community as well as a few cages in the state attorney general's office. Between panic attacks and feeling increasingly tuckered out by fervid attempts to get his much younger yoga-instructor lover pregnant, Coffin confronts a number of life's real tragedies—in particular, the wish of his Alzheimer's-stricken mother to die. Such serious concerns lend depth to a black comedy full of raunchy vocabulary and kinky sexuality. Loomis appears to enjoy shock effects too much for their own sake, but he's definitely a writer to watch given his knack for illuminating human nature. (May)

Mention a dildo and people go all vapory on you...


Galleys going out for film, foreign

Kind of exciting, gearing up for the new book to come out. Great if it got picked up for film!