Honorable mention for Moffie’s 5th novel

Honorable mention for Moffie’s 5th novel

“To Kill the Duke,” the fifth novel by local author Sam Moffie of Poland, has been singled out for an award by the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival.

The honorable mention in the general fiction category is the first prize for “Duke,” but all of Moffie’s previous novels have earned several awards.

On June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m., Moffie will visit The Village Bookstore, 8140 Main St., Garrettsville, for a book-signing event.

The novel brings together a Russian spy squad, Hollywood movie stars and the film “The Conquerer,” which is the subject of controversy because of the number of stars and crew members who developed cancer after shooting. The movie site was St. George, Utah, near where nuclear testing had been conducted.

The book may be purchased through www.tokilltheduke.com, Amazon at http://amzn.to/AxB04y or Barnes & Noble at http://bit.ly/K8d5z4.

Author plans sequel to ‘Devil Wears Prada’


Lauren Weisberger has made another deal with the devil.

Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that the author of “The Devil Wears Prada” has a sequel planned for April 2013.

“Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns” continues the adventures of ex-magazine assistant Andrea “Andy” Sachs, now a bridal magazine editor, and the imperious boss she thought she had escaped, Miranda Priestly.

Published in 2003, “The Devil Wears Prada” was adapted into a hit film of the same name starring Meryl Streep as Miranda and Anne Hathaway as Andy.

Weisberger is a former assistant at Vogue. Miranda is widely considered a fictionalized version of editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Stephen King writing ‘Joyland’ crime novel


Stephen King will take on crime for a novel coming out next year.

The author of “Carrie” and other horror classics has a deal with the publisher Hard Case Crime for “Joyland,” a whodunit scheduled for June 2013. King was an early advocate for e-books, but in a statement released Wednesday he said he has such fond memories of reading crime stories as a kid that “Joyland” will initially come out just as a paperback. Then fans will have to buy “the actual book,” he said.

Hard Case Crime is an imprint of Titan Books and also has released works by Mickey Spillane, Lawrence Block and Pete Hamill. King has written one other book for Hard Case Crime, the novel “The Colorado Kid.”

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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