So excited to see another great review for SILENT CITY, this time over at Craig’s Book-ends, where Craig T. McNeely had some really nice things to say:

“The characters are three-dimensional and feel real. Fernandez is one of the better protagonists I have encountered in a while. Segura is going on my shelf next to Mike Monson as someone I will blind buy in the future.”

In case you missed it, I’ll be writing ARCHIE #659, hitting comic shops in August, with art by the excellent Pat and Tim Kennedy. The story involves the gang turning into zoo animals. How can you resist? Plus, it features a variant cover by the amazing Mike Norton. So honored to be working on a book that sports this beauty on the front.

Here’s the solicitation info!:

A Riverdale Zoo field trip goes bonkers when Sabrina’s magical cat Salem mis-casts a magical spell, turning Archie and the gang into animals! Not only that, but they’re turning everyone they meet into animals as well. Can the gang escape the zoo and reverse the spell before they’re stuck in their animal bodies forever? Find out in “It’s Zoo To You”!

Script: Alex Segura

Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios

Cover: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Tito Peña

Zoo-Pendous Variant Cover: Mike Norton

Ship Date: 8/20

On Sale Date: 9/3

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

Some event-related news, too: I’ll be signing copies of SILENT CITY this Thursday morning at the Mystery Writers of America booth (#2557) at Book Expo America from 10:45-11:15 with great authors Chris Pavone and Reba White Williams. Come by and say hello!

Also, early next month – June 7 to be exact – I’ll be moderating a panel featuring a great lineup of Latino crime writers at Enigma Bookstore in Astoria. Panelists include Richie Narvaez, Steven Torres and Lyn Di Lorio. We’ll be taking questions, talkin’ shop and signing some books. Details can be found here. You should definitely swing by – Enigma’s a great store going through a bit of a tough time lately, so they could use your help.

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