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TITLE: CAPITOL MURDER IMPRINT: Random House Large Print SUBTITLE: SPAN: Spring 2006 CATALOG PAGE: 8 AUTHOR: William Bernhardt ON-SALE DATE: 01/31/06 SERIES: Ben Kincaid 0-7393-2603-1 Hardcover $27.95 624 pages Simultaneous with hardcover: Yes Author Residence: Tulsa, Oklahoma Story Locale: Washington, D.C. Genre: Mystery & Intrigue AUTHOR INFORMATION: WILLIAM BERNHARDT is the author of many novels, including Primary Justice, Murder One, Criminal Intent, Death Row and Hate Crime. He has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award ?in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.? A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public services. He lives in Tulsa, and readers can e-mail him at WB@williambernhardt.com or visit his website: www.WilliamBernhardt.com BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Trial attorney Ben Kincaid?s unpredictable career uproots him from his native soil in Oklahoma and takes him to the grand stage of Washington, D.C., where the senator from his home state ? and former fellow law student ? is accused of murder. A female intern has been found dead in the tunnels leading from the Senate, the victim of a grisly murder that resembles a ritual killing. Though the senator proclaims his innocence, a videotape of a recent tryst with the young woman surfaces, causing Kincaid to weigh his doubt against his loyalty. Meanwhile, Kincaid?s team delves into the details of the intern?s life, exposing a wild streak that leads them to a coven of vampires ? or of people acting the part in equally dangerous fashion. KEYNOTE: Nationally bestselling author William Bernhardt is poised to reach his biggest audience yet with his popular crusading attorney Ben Kincaid entering the nation?s very corridors of power in Washington, D.C. POSITIONING STATEMENT: The sequel to his bestselling Hate Crime, CAPITOL MURDER is another acclaimed legal thriller by the ?master of courtroom drama? (Library Journal) and is available simultaneously with the Ballantine hardcover (50,000 first printing). KEY SELLING POINTS: * SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE. B-O-T EXCLUSIVE * SIMULTANEOUS PUBLICATION OF HARDCOVER AND MASS MARKET TILES. CAPITOL MURDER is releasing in hardcover at the same time as the standalone thriller Dark Eye in mass market, which contains a teaser of CAPITOL MURDER. * AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR. Bernhardt has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented with the Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award. *DISTINGUISHED CAREER AS TRIAL ATTORNEY. A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. PRAISE FOR WILLIAM BERNHARDT: * Bernhardt skillfully combines a cast of richly drawn characters, multiple plots, a damning portrait of a big law firm, and a climax that will take most readers by surprise.? ? CHICAGO TRIBUNE * ?The riveting courtroom testimony is high drama?From a former lawyer whose novels help illuminate the strange ways of justice.? ? TORONTO SUN Also available as a B-O-T unabridged audiobook. MARKETING LAUNCH PLANS: Marketing: * Library E-Newsletter Ballantine marketing: * Outreach to Law & Order fan sites * Featured in Outline in Chalk and Mystery on the Internet e-newsletters Doubleday advertising: * Transit ads in major cities, including Washington, D.C. where the book is set Publicity: Random House Large Print Publicity: * Monthly focus title mailing to key A list reviewers with product, including Aging with Style, AARP The Magazine, and First for Women * Email follow up to reviewers * Targeted B list mailings to over 60 Senior Citizen publications across the country?they have the option to request the title from publicity Ballantine publicity * National review coverage NOTES: Hardcover: Ballantine ISBN: 034545149X Pub. Date: January 31, 2006 Retail Price: $25.95 COMPARABLE TITLES CRIMINAL INTENT/ Bernhardt 0-375-43262-0 FINAL ROUND/ Bernhardt 0-375-43276-0 HATE CRIME/ Bernhardt 0-375-43341-4
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Kincaid, Ben (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Attorney and client -- Fiction.
Trials ( Murder) -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Tulsa (Okla.) -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Mystery fiction. gsafd.
Legal stories. gsafd.