Marcus Sakey is the award-winning author of five crime novels, three of which have been optioned as films. That leaves two titles still available, if you act quickly and outbid the hordes of Hollywood people who are surely planning to snap them up. His newest book, The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes, is set to be released on June 9th. (Our review will be posted early next week.) Sakey lives in Chicago, where he will be celebrating his book release at Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 4th, and at The Hidden Shamrock on Sunday, June 12th. He was kind enough to spend some time with us to talk about his new book, his forthcoming TV show, and more.
[Booksellers Without Borders]: Why should anybody buy your book?
[Marcus Sakey]: Because my mother will publicly shame you otherwise?
Although that’s true, I owe you a better reason, or at least one that doesn’t require Mom to travel so much. To me, a good book manages to do two things — first, entertain, and second, leave you thinking. Now, I’m not sure I accomplished those things, but they were at least my goal.
Also, the novel has no f@#&ing vampires in it. In this day that should be worth something, right?