Three different readers have emailed me about a major printing blooper in the paperback edition of THE MEPHISTO CLUB.Â The copies they bought were missing pages 21 – 53.Â In their place, instead, was a section from a Perry O’Shaughnessy novel.Â That’s three whole chapters of my story they’re missing, and those chapters contain vital clues to the mystery.
Several years ago, I bought a J.A. Jance novel, and about halfway through, suddenly found I was reading a different book.Â There were clues I never got to read, so the mystery didn’t make any sense after that.Â I know how frustrating it is when that happens to a reader, and I apologize on behalf of my publisher for this printing goof.
If you got a defective version of MEPHISTO CLUB, email me.Â And I promise I’ll email youÂ the missing three chapters.Â These things do happen in publishing.Â I’m just annoyed that it happened toÂ my readers. Â (And, I assume to Perry O’Shaughnessy’s readers as well!)