Blood Standard Release Day


May 29, 2018 by Laird

With today’s release of Blood Standard, ex-hitter Isaiah Coleridge is loosed upon the scene. Michael Harvey, author of Brighton; and The Chicago Way, put it like this:

“Rendered in icy strokes of prose, Laird Barron’s Blood Standard is a remarkably self-assured crime novel—at once explosive and intimate, with a tightly wound plot and wonderfully realized characters. And then there’s Barron’s hero, Isaiah Coleridge. He’s got a dead dog named Achilles and bits of Beowulf on his breath and in his teeth. Needless to say, there’s not too many like him.”

Thank you to my agent, Janet Reid; my editor, Sara Minnich; publicists Karen Fink, Carolyn Darr, and Stephanie Hargadon; and the entire Putnam team. As always, a special thanks to Jessica M for her love and support, and to my readers–you folks make it possible.

I’ll leave you with an essay that I wrote for CrimeReads. 



8 thoughts on “Blood Standard Release Day

  1. I think I might just be a little happy to hear this GREAT NEWS!

  2. Patrick Bagley says:

    Congratulations! I’ve waited what feels like ages to read this one.

  3. Reblogged this on Philip Fracassi and commented:
    So excited to share this with my followers—the new novel from the great Laird Barron out TODAY! You do not want to miss this one.

  4. Laird Barron is stupendous. A rare intellectual treasure in fiction across genres. I love his work.

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