You can win a signed copy--pretty awesome, huh?
Since I have a debut novel out myself this month, I've been thinking a lot about first novels. The commitment it takes to get to that launch date, and how exciting it all is.
Added benefit to being a debut? I get to make friends with fellow debuts, and discover their great novels. Like my fellow detectives' books right here.
I've also visited my library to take a look at now-famous authors' debuts. Like A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. Patterson's early novels. Agatha Christie's, Michael Connelly's. They often have a freshness, sometimes a little wobbly like a toddler, but exciting and new.
How about you, fellow Sleuths? Any favorite debuts, new or old?