James H. Cobb Message Board
Friederike V. posts on 4/17/2008 7:55:33 AM
Hello, I'm a fan from Germany too and I'm thankful for this message board, cause that's the only place (for german fans) to get news about my favorite novel. In Germany it's very difficult to get more of James Cobb (in german language) than the paperback Amanda Garrett novels. So I hope there will be a new one soon. Greetings from Germany, Friederike
Sebastian Pohl posts on 3/20/2008 7:59:26 AM
Thanks Mr. Cobb for the Good News !
Im a fan from Germany.
greez form Germany
James Cobb posts on 3/14/2008 1:56:42 AM
Dear Stella & Company
Honest to Gosh I've been trying to post here for the past couple of months but for some reason the board just hasn't been picking them up.
I'll give it anothert try though.
1; Currently I'm working on my second book in Robert Ludlum's Covert One series, but due to aspects of the contracting I can't talk about that yet.
2; We are still working on getting the 5th Amanda book out there but for a number of reasons I can't talk about that yet.
3; There is the possiblity of an all new Amanda project in the near future involving another major technothriller author but I can't talk about that yet either.
I can say that the next new Kevin Pulaski hot rodding mystery story will be out in the August issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and that I'll be a guest panelist at Norwescon 31 in Seattle, WA. this March 20-23
Stella White posts on 3/10/2008 9:16:46 PM
As nothing has been posted on this board sinc July 2007 I assume that everyone has got fed uo with waiting for news on the next Amanda novel.
James, How about an up date on what is going on. You have got a lot of fans out here. If there is good news we would like to hear it. If it's not so good we will encourage you with our support. Never mind those who like to pick holed in your work, most of us are just thrilled to read them.
David Chotiner posts on 12/25/2007 2:21:54 PM
To: Jim Cobb
Dear Jim -
Since your post in July - is there any further word about a Publisher for the next Amanda Garrett Novel? Can you share updated information?
Ren posts on 12/9/2007 1:22:03 AM
Is there any additional information on the next installment to the Amanda Garrett series? I truly enjoyed the other novels especially Choosers of the Slain.
Gene Engebretson posts on 11/28/2007 4:00:32 PM
I agree,Arctic Event is a truly exceptional read. I have enjoyed all the "Covert One" novels, but with the addition of a new, very feminine historian. I also have enjoyed all of the Matt Helm books by Donald Hamilton, and still am excited when I find one I have not recently read. I can see that Mr Cobb's books will be very high on my list of favorites. I particularly enjoy his touch with his female heroines, and his depiction of Col. Smith seems true to the former authors within this series as well. His flying scenes seem well done, and I could easily visualize this book in a film. While I will not try to cast this in advance (if ever) of any film release, I can visualize as well several well known names playing major roles in this. Lets have many more, Mr Cobb, Please!
Ivan Samuels posts on 11/28/2007 1:33:31 PM
I caught some of the errors mentioned by the two prior writers. In addition, Cobb used "USS" (for a Navy ship) instead of "USCG" for the Coast Guard cutter featured in the book. Also, he used the term "ex-Marine". There are "Former Marines" no longer on active duty. I did enjoy the book and had trouble putting it down.
Dave Tanner posts on 11/18/2007 12:34:54 AM
Dear James H. Cobb:
1. Thanks for "Arctic Event." It is a TERRIFIC read. Previously, "Paris Option" was my favorite Covert One novel. This one tops it!
2. Thanks for dedicating "Arctic Event" to Donald Hamilton. Because of the inferior Matt Helm movies, he is a vastly under-rated author. I have his Westerns, his short stories, and multiple copies of all the Matt Helm novels. (Speaking of which, I seem to remember Matt's ex-wife being put in a similar position to the one in which Randi Russell finds herself in your new book. Randi handled it right!)This was a fitting tribute to Mr. Hamilton.
All the best,
Bob Mundell posts on 11/2/2007 3:26:14 PM
I have read "The Arctic Event" and feel that there are several miscues in it. First, the callsigns used by the Wednesday Island group and the USCG are incorrect. Canadian callsigns begin with the letter C; Americian ones with K or N or W. [At least that was the way it was when I was in communications.] Second, the reference to the helicopter flying at treetop height is a bit dodgy - there are no trees north of the tree line and Churchill is south of the tree line. Third, the area that was referred to as being the route to be taken by the helicopter is given as North West Territories - I presume the author meant Nunavet and not NWT. Fourth, reference is made to "a former Canadian naval aviator." From that, one must assume that the pilot was well into this sixties as the Canadian Navy dropped its fleet air arm a long time ago and the 'navy' was gobbled up along with the army and air force when Canada's armed forces were created as one entity. Additionally,the term aviator is not common usage in Canada; Canadians prefer pilot.
Other than that, the story is worth the price of the copy.
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