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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Whoops -- yet another copyist

Q.R. Markham‘s debut spy novel Assassin of Secrets has been removed from their list by Little, Brown’s Mulholland Books.
Publisher Michael Pietsch had this comment: “[I]t is with deep regret that we have published a book that we can no longer stand behind … Our goal is to never have this happen, but when it does, it is important to us to communicate with and compensate readers and retailers as quickly as possible.”
The author’s bio has also been removed from the Mulholland Books website, but you can read his biography at his UK publisher’s site: “Markham has been a parks department employee, laundry-truck driver, door-to-door knife salesman, telemarketer, rock ‘n’ roll bassist, literary scout, book-reviewer, small business owner, and consultant. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Bomb Magazine, Witness, The New York Post, and more.”

Or so it says. 

According to Sarah Weinman, Q.R. Markham is actually Quentin Rowan, one of the owners of Spoonbill and Sugartown Bookstore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Maybe we should blame the cat ...

Story from Jason Boog.  Read more at MediaBistro.

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