Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Concrete Angel

Happy to announce that my novel CONCRETE ANGEL will be published by Exhibit A Books in February, 2015. New agent, Bryon Quertermous, made the deal. This has been a long time coming (more than 100 stories before I had the nerve). And I have many people to thank. My acknowledgements page might be as long as the story.

 Concrete Angel by Patricia Abbott


Eve Moran has always wanted ‘things’ and has proven both inventive and tenacious in both getting and keeping them – she lies, steals, cheats and swindles, paying little heed to the cost of her actions on those who love her. When Eve kills a man she picks up in a shoe repair shop, she persuades her twelve year-old daughter, Christine, to confess to the crime. The girl, compelled by love, dependency and circumstance, is caught up in her mother’s deceptions and find herself drawn to her new role. It’s only when Christine’s three year-old brother, Ryan, is drawn into her mother’s deceptions, that she finds the courage and means to bring an end to Eve’s tyranny.
Set in 1970s Philadelphia and packaged to match, Concrete Angel pits a vindictive and manipulative mother against a daughter with just enough of her mother’s immorality to fight back.

Book Info:
UK Print
Date: 5th February 2015
ISBN: 9781784090043
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99
US/CAN Print
Date: 3rd February 2015
ISBN: 978-1-78409-003-6
Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 CAN$9.99
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99
Ebook
Date: 3rd February 2015
ISBN: 978-1-78409-005-0
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

27 comments:

John said...

Hearty congratulations! Sounds a bit like THE BLANK WALL in reverse. Already eager to read it. You've sold at least one copy.

pattinase (abbott) said...

They thought of it as a reverse Mildred Pierce. Fits in with the resurgence of domestic suspense, as resurrected by Sarah Weinman.

Bill Crider said...

Congratulations!

F.T. Bradley said...

Congrats!!! Man, I can't wait to read this... Sounds great.

Todd Mason said...

Further congratulations!

Jerry House said...

Great news!

George said...

Congratulations! I knew this would happen!

David Cranmer said...

Congrats, Patti! I've been waiting for this day.

Richard said...

Wait… I have to wait A YEAR to read this? Rats.

Congratulations on finishing the novel and being published, Patti. Well done. Though it doesn't sound much like Happy Puppy and Pretty Kitty See the World which was what I was expecting, still I'm sure it will be terrific.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Mazel tov!
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Anonymous said...

Patti, that is such great news. Congratulations! I've enjoyed (although that isn't always the right word for the stories) every one of your stories that I've read (a lot of them!) and I'm sure this one will be great too.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Mildred Pierce, yes. Also the Lana Turner/Cheryl Crane relationship.

Jeff M.

Olivia V. Ambrogio said...

Congratulations, Patti! Great news!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks. Olivia!

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, this is wonderful news, Patti! Congratulations!! :-)

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Good going, Patti!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, congratulations, may your book fly off the shelves!

jiescribano said...

Congratulations Patti

BV Lawson said...

Three cheers, Patti! Let us know when it becomes available for pre-orders.

Thomas Pluck said...

Congratulations, Patti. Thrilled to hear this.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks to all of you. Really appreciate the support.

Kelly Robinson said...

Congrats! Such exciting news!

Chronicles of Crime said...

Congratulations from Victoria BC,Canada!! Chronicles of Crime, your mystery bookshop follows your blog regularly

pattinase (abbott) said...

Well, that is quite a thrill. I will put up a link and follow you.

TracyK said...

Sounds great. I noted this earlier at Rob Kitchen's blog, and agree it is hard to wait until 2015. Sounds dark and the time period is one I love to read about.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Tracy. Hope all goes well with it.