"We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work...but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly | Top 10 Books of 2008
(HEARTSICK & SWEETHEART)

"There are echoes of Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s steely heroine, in Kick Lannigan…but she’s a far more human and likable protagonist than Lisbeth Salander could ever be."

--The New York Times Book Review on ONE KICK

EVIL AT HEART: the TODAY show, Chicago Sun-Times, NYTBR, and USA Today!

Check out the TODAY show clip here.

Chicago Sun-Times, by Denise I. O'Neal, 10.04.09 -- Cain is among a new breed of women writers stepping way out of the stereotypical female comfort zones of writing purple prose and chick lit, and instead serving up meatier and more gruesome stories.

NYTBR, by Maria Russo, 09.27.09 -- You have to hand it to Cain, who's made the serial-killer genre a thoroughly female-friendly experience. It's not just that Gretchen Lowell, the psycho killer at the center of Cain's thrillers, is a woman.

USA Today, by Carol Memmott, 10.01.09 -- Cain's wonderfully over-the-top series takes a new turn...It's not to be missed.

Chicago Sun-Times, by Denise I. O'Neal, 10.04.09 -- see the full article here.

NYTBR, by Maria Russo, 09.27.09 -- You have to hand it to Cain, who's made the serial-killer genre a thoroughly female-friendly experience. It's not just that Gretchen Lowell, the psycho killer at the center of Cain's thrillers, is a woman. She is also gorgeous, intelligent, irresistible to men--so hard to hate that she's become a pop-culture phenomenon, gracing magazine covers and enthralling fans who take guided tours of her murder sites. Cain seems to want us to be equally appalled and amused by the stylish Gretchen and her lover-victim-nemesis, Detective Archie Sheridan. This third book of the series begins with Arche on a mental ward, recovering from a creative torture session that involved swallowing drain cleaner, enduring a splenectomy and having one of Gretchen's signature hearts carved into his chest. His dilemma: How can he capture her when, after all that, he still wants to sleep with her? The book wrestles with the idea that the media's obsession with serial killers has aided Gretchen and inspired copycats. (Serial-killer novels are presumably off the hook.) Cain, who started her career rather more placidly with "Dharma Girl," a memoir of her childhood on a hippie commune, churns stomachs with a delicate touch. Let's just say that small, vulnerable body parts--eyeballs, tongues, urethras--get a lot of play.
See the full Fiction Chronicle here.

USA Today, by Carol Memmott, 10.01.09 -- She's the most twisted — and most beautiful — serial killer on the planet, and she's back with a vengeance in Evil at Heart, the third novel in Chelsea Cain's fantastic series that began with Heartsick and Sweetheart. Gretchen Lowell has been wreaking bloody havoc on Portland, Ore., and its environs for years. Archie Sheridan, the cop who loves and hates her, and also was once her captive, is still trying to catch her. Cain's wonderfully over-the-top series takes a new turn when fans of Gretchen try their hand at killing. It's not to be missed.
See the full mystery-thriller book round-up here.

Contact Chelsea's Publicists

Inquiries related to Mockingbird and comics, contact:

Chris D'Lando Junior Sales & Communications Admin, Marvel Entertainment LLC 135 West 50th Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10020 p: (212) 576-4000 x4061 e: [email protected]

Inquiries related to the Kick Lannigan series, contact:

Adam Reed, Joy Harris Literary Agency, 1501 Broadway, Suite 2310 New York, NY 10036 [email protected] t: (212) 924-6269 | f: (212) 840-5776

For inquiries related to the Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell series:

Hector DeJean
Minotaur Publicity Manager
St. Martin's Press
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New York, NY   10010
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