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Cynthia posts on 6/24/2012 2:25:52 PM
I bought "The Princess Stakes Murder" not long ago and read and enjoyed it! Anyway, today I found out that "The Screwball King Murder" is available free in both the Kindle and Nook stores, for anyone wanting the ebook. It may not be free for long, so if you want to get it, I'd do it today, 6/24/2012.
Cynthia posts on 6/2/2012 10:32:28 PM
I was thrilled to see some of the mysteries in e-book form in the Barnes & Noble store, I ordered one just the other night from my Andoid phone. Already downloaded. Price was very reasonable at under $4, so I was willing to take a chance, even though my only experience is with the Steve Forrester series. Would love to see those come to e-book form, my eyes are getting to old to easily read print books.
Anyway, the new Kin Platt mystery is next on my reading list!
Chris Platt posts on 6/2/2012 2:17:17 AM
Hi Jeff, welcome to the Kin Platt Board. The copyrights for Sinbad and Me, as well as for virtually all other books by Kin Platt, are held by his family ... that is, by myself, his son, and my cousin, his favorite niece. Nobody would be happier than us if we could only find a publisher (preferably paper, but even eBook) who would bring this title to a new generation of readers. But so far, in more than eight years, there have been no takers. We are not yet interested in going the self-publishing route, but perhaps someday we might.
Jeff Scott posts on 6/2/2012 1:13:46 AM
I've been trying to find out who has the copyrights to the Kin Platt Book, Sinbad and Me. I loved the book as a kid, and have been trying to find a copy for years now. (just can't quite justify paying over $100 for it) I can't believe there's no publisher out there that wouldn't put this unique gem of a book back in circulation. I'd gladly do the scanning and editing to prep the book for use as an E-reader myself if it meant that kids, (young and no longer young) could have this to read again. I'd pay $20 for a paperback copy or $30 for a hardback and would buy several. Please make it available again if you can... :-)
Guess who posts on 2/26/2012 2:30:13 AM
All nine of the Kin Platt mysteries (see entry below) published as eBooks by Prologue Books, a division of F&W Crime, are now available at the Kindle Store on Amazon.
Chris Platt posts on 2/18/2012 1:21:47 AM
Hi John, Yes,Sinbad was one of my father's best, and is a cult favorite to this day. We are hoping to republish it someday, but haven't found any interested publishers just yet. In the meantime, I have just three copies left, all precious, obviously. I wouldn't sell it you but I could LEND it to you. You just MUST promise to return it. However, I just wonder if it may be too much for a 4-year-old. It was written for, and about, teenagers. Maybe you should start your son off with one of the Big Max I Can Read books. I have some of those, too. Try finding me and contacting me on one of the big social networking sites, we can exchange email addresses and you can send me your snailmail address if you like.
john parham posts on 2/17/2012 10:23:04 PM
Chris , When I was a kid I had a teacher that read books after lunch. One magical book that stayed with me for years was "Sinbad and me". Your dad was a wonderful writer whose stories bloomed like a flower. I have a 4 year old. I would love to read him that great tale of mystery. Could buy it on amazon but I would much rather give you the money. What can you tell me? John
Steve posts on 11/18/2011 2:19:14 PM
Wonderful news, all you Kin Platt fans. F&W Media, a hundred-year-old publishing house based in Ohio, will be publishing eBook versions of all of Kin's previously published adult mystery titles. Included are: The Pushbutton Butterfly,The Kissing Gourami, The Princess Stakes Murder, The Giant Kill, Match Point for Murder, The Body Beautiful Murder,The Screwball King Murder, Dead as They Come, and Murder in Rosslare. These books also will be available as P-O-D hardcovers. The eBooks will be created in formats for Kindle, Nook and Kobo.
Chris Platt posts on 9/2/2011 3:06:43 PM
Hi Laurence, It is hard to tell what show the caricature is from without my seeing it, but, if I had to guess, I would say it was from There's A Girl in My Soup (1968, I think). At that time, my father was doing theatrical caricatures for the Village Voice, and YOUR father had taken over some role in that play. It is also possible that the artwork is from one of the TV shows your father was in during the 60s, which were filmed in NYC. Can you send me a picture of it to my email address which you can find online?
Laurence Hugo Jr. posts on 9/2/2011 2:14:17 PM
I've recently been given a pen/ink drawing of my father by Kin Platt and am trying to get info about when and what show (dad was a N.Y. actor)it might be from.Any info would be appreciated.Thanking you in advance,Laurence Hugo
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