I’m thrilled to announce that Claws of the Cat has received a starred review from Library Journal, which also named Claws the “Mystery Debut of the Month” for June 1, 2013!
Library Journal’s verdict in Hiro’s case?
“While Spann demonstrates admirable attention to detail in her ninja detective debut, it’s the contemporary tone of her prose that makes this intriguing 16th-century historical so accessible. Laura Joh Rowland fans will like this book for the time period, but the “buddy tone” is reminiscent of Ian Morson’s “Nick Zuliani” series and Gary Corby’s “Athenian Mysteries” series.” – Library Journal, starred review
I’m delighted and honored that Library Journal’s reviewers enjoyed the book, and looking forward to sharing it with everyone very soon!
In honor of the great review, I’m running a special contest through the weekend! Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight Pacific Time on Monday June 3, and on Monday I’ll draw a winner at random from among the eligible entries and give away an ARC of Claws of the Cat!
The legalese: This contest is separate from the #Publishing Law giveaway currently running, and entry into one will not impact the other. Odds of winning will vary based on number of entrants. Maximum one entry per household. Only residents of the United States and Canada are eligible to win (sorry – that’s the publisher’s requirement!). Prize is one (1) paperback ARC of CLAWS OF THE CAT (Minotaur, July 2013) – signed by the author. No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck to all!