Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mr. Beckett would like to thank readers for making December 9-15 our single best week of paperback sales to date.  Happy Holidays!
Click here to read the review of The Cana Mystery in the Times of Malta.

Highlights include:

"A lively, engaging blockbuster [that] treats readers' spirituality and matters of faith with due reverence."

"From well-known local haunts and culinary delights such as figolli and bragoli, to colourful details such as television sets blasting out Italian football matches, the debut novel of [David Beckett] is peppered with Maltese references."

"Published recently, The Cana Mystery reached number one on Amazon, garnering excellent reviews, to the delight of its author David Beckett."

"The story bounces back and forth between the Vatican in 1462 and the present time, even including the recent election of Pope Francis (as well as the election of Malta's Labour government. ... Many of the novel's key scenes occur in Malta -- a particularly suspenseful episode takes place in the darkness of St. Paul's Catacombs."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Click here to read the review of The Cana Mystery in the San Antonio Express News.

Highlights include:

"About three years ago, David Beckett was watching The DaVinci Code... "I was carping, and my wife said, 'If you can do better, why don't you do it?" Beckett recalls.   So he did."

"Beckett has created well-rounded protagonists in Ava and Paul.  ... The rapidly paced adventure, which revolves around an archaeological team discovering the lost jars of Cana has been compared to Raiders of the Lost Ark and The DaVinci Code."

Monday, December 16, 2013

Click here to read the review of The Cana Mystery published in Cambridge Day in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Highlights include:

"[On Amazon], by far the most reviews [are] in the five-star category.  Readers like the 'believable adventure with true-to-life characters ...,' the 'fast-moving, almost movie-like, chase that keeps the reader turning pages' and 'engaging specifics and descriptors [that] amplify the storyline and draw the reader to identify with the angst, tension, and frustrations of the main characters as they try to survive a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Mostly unmentioned is the ripped-from-the-headlines feel Beckett gives The Cana Mystery by incorporating the March 13 anointment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis, replacing Pope Benedict XVI after his resignation a month earlier.  From real-life news to publication was only about four months."

"Beckett obviously doesn't stint on his research ... whether it's about the Catholic Church, the machinery, vehicles and weaponry used to defend and attack the good guys, or the geography of countries such as Egypt, Malta, Rome, and Yemen -- or, for that matter, Cambridge."
David Beckett refutes Joseph Atwill's Anti-Christ Thesis!  Click here to read Mr. Beckett's comments.
The Barnes & Noble on Loop 410 and San Pedro in San Antonio is back in stock!  Currently, there are signed copies of The Cana Mystery available for purchase -- just in time for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Come meet David Beckett!  Mr. Beckett will be holding a book signing Thursday, December 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Loop 410 and San Pedro in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information on the event, please click here!


Thank you to Debra and the rest of the Barnes & Noble family for hosting such a fantastic book signing last night.  Mr. Beckett really enjoyed talking with everyone who came by.  Sorry we sold out of The Cana Mystery paperbacks!  

Barnes & Noble staff expects a shipment of books to arrive in about a week -- just before Christmas.  Once they get here, Mr. Beckett will stop by the Barnes & Noble on San Pedro and Loop 410 to sign a few more copies for their inventory.  So, if you wanted a signed copy last night but they ran out, or if you want to get more signed copies for Christmas, stop by the Barnes & Noble on San Pedro and Loop 410 around December 23rd!  :-)