Apparently, according to this month's 'Bookseller' Magazine, Jimmy Coates: Killer was in the top twenty children's fiction titles for May this year. I'm quite pleased. I'm also looking forward to seeing it storm up the chart over the next few months.
Meanwhile, I had an interesting chat with a mother who was thinking of buying my book at WHSmiths yesterday.
"Killer?" she said, drawing her son away. "And you think that's a suitable title for a ten year-old, do you?"
You should have seen the look of horror she gave me. I reassured her - it's not about killing, murder, guts or gore. It's a thriller about a kid with all the skills of an assassin, fighting NOT to use them, and struggling with the associated moral dilemmas.
She bought the book. Not because of my persuasion. Her son insisted.