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The Witch's Boy

by Michael Gruber

The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber X
The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber
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    Mar 2005, 377 pages
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    May 2006, 400 pages

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Although Tropic of Night was his first book in his own name, Gruber was Robert Tanenbaum's ghost-writer for many years (they are cousins). However, his credit was limited to a thank you on the acknowledgements page so eventually the relationship dissolved - Resolve (2003) was the last Tanebaum book Gruber wrote.

In 1996 he started to write The Witch's Boy but was unable to find a publisher, so he turned to adult fiction, publishing Tropic of Night and Valley of Bones, which were both well received.  In 2005, almost 10 years after he first wrote it, The Witch's Boy was published in hardcover, and now in paperback.  Last month he also published Night of The Jaguar (April '06), which completes his supernatural thriller trilogy featuring Miami cop Jimmy Paz

He lives in Seattle in an old fishing bungalow overlooking Lake Washington and Mercer Island, with his wife who is an artist.

This "beyond the book article" relates to The Witch's Boy. It originally ran in June 2005 and has been updated for the May 2006 paperback edition.

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