Publisher's Weekly gives starred review of "Personal Effects: Dark Art"

From this week's Publisher's Weekly:

(Starred) Hutchins, author of the audiobook podcast trilogy 7th Son, makes his print debut with the stellar first of an interactive supernatural thriller series. Zach Taylor, an art therapist, must evaluate Martin Grace, a blind audio engineer suspected of a dozen homicides, to determine whether Martin is mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of hip-hop singer Tanya Gold, whose body was “torn literally limb from limb.” Martin claims he's an “unwitting psychic sniper,” foreseeing crimes actually committed by a Russian demon or “Dark Man.” One of his possible earlier victims was Martin's psychiatrist, Sophronia Poole, the girlfriend of Zack's dad, William V. Taylor, the New York City DA seeking to convict Martin. Weisman, an alternative reality game whiz, is responsible for the items inside the book's front pocket—a psychiatric report, family photos, death and birth certificates, etc.—that allow the reader to follow a multimedia trail of clues. (June)


This is tremendous news, and I'm honored to know that Publisher's Weekly enjoyed the book. Learn more about the novel here, and kindly consider pre-ordering a copy. Your purchase now not only supports my work, but increases Personal Effects' chances of being supported by retailers ... and improves my chances of hitting bestseller lists with my print debut.

--J.C.