Did you know that James Patterson has sold more books than John Grisham and Dan Brown combined? His work has been translated into 49 different languages and over 130 million copies of his books have been sold across the globe.
Patterson is well known as the creator of the Alex Cross series from which Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into Hollywood film adaptations. The latest of Patterson’s work be adapted to the screen is the Women’s Murder Club series. A new one-hour drama serial is currently getting rave reviews in the States. The programmes feature four successful working women in San Francisco who use their expertise, their close friendship and their instincts to solve murder cases. Find out more about the TV series, due in the UK in 2008, here.
But if you can’t wait for that, why not listen to the audiobooks now. We are very excited here at Audible to have the latest Women’s Murder Club book, 7th Heaven, available to listen to before the hardback publication on 14th January. The book, which was recently featured as The Sunday Times Audiobook of the Week is available to listen to in both abridged and unabridged formats, but the unabridged audiobook is only available as a download. As we mentioned before in this blog, it can be very costly to produce lots of CDs for an unabridged audiobook, so many audio publishers are now using the favourable long tail economics of the web to publish lengthy titles only as downloads.
The Women’s Murder Club series features detective Lindsay Boxer and the latest instalment, read by Carolyn McCormick, is a great listen. Book 6 in the series The 6th Target is also available from Audible.
Julie Murphy, Online Editor