The story behind the story

March 3rd, 2013

A number of you noticed and commented on the artwork used to illustrate Rob Stone’s BPL preview this weekend. (It was assembled by ace photo editor Laura “Queenie” Nunez.)

But there’s a story behind it. Literally.

The mystery writer Janice Law has published dozens of books, but her newest, The Fires of London, stands out. It’s a noir take on a real person — the painter Francis Bacon as if he had been Sam Spade — and it’s been particularly well-reviewed.

Law also has a personal connection to FOX Soccer — the editor-in-chief of FOX Soccer is her son. So, with her permission, we slipped an “easter egg” onto the site.

We want to credit the fine folks at Open Road who did the original design, and Mysterious Press for releasing the book. And if you like this sort of thing, we encourage you to check it out on your e-readers or at Amazon.

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