Today is publication day for the Arrow edition of Good Bait – and how good it felt this morning, on walking into Foyles massive bookshop on Charing Cross Road, to see copies, face out, on the New Crime Fiction shelf.
All it needed to make it perfect, was for someone to have copied the page from last weekend’s Herald – a fine Scottish newspaper – where the book was chosen as their Read of the Week, with the following admonition alongside :
Repeat after us: John Harvey is Britain’s greatest crime writer, bar none. John Harvey is Britain’s greatest crime writer, bar none.
All together now …