Hard to believe, but last Thursday, January 8th, would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday!  Everyone has a favorite Elvis song.  My wife loves the tune that reminds her of our honeymoon…  Heartbreak Hotel.  (She ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog!)  Kim Jong Un, the evil dictator of North Korea, also celebrated a birthday last week.  He spent the day executing a few of his closest friends and reading Sony’s emails.  What a guy.  No wonder he likes Dennis Rodman.

Getting back to The King, I am pleased to report that my first mystery novel, THE GRACELAND GANG, has become one of the best-selling books on the official Graceland website!  If you’re looking for some Presley memorabilia, check out “Graceland @”  I sent them a case of autographed copies, but they’re almost sold out, so don’t wait too long!  (Of course, you could also call me.  But don’t call “collect.”)

And since we’re on the subject of books, if you’ve “Googled” my name in recent weeks you might have noticed that THE PIRATE PATH and DEVIL’S COVE (books two and three) have now been translated into Japanese!  I understand that the books are now available throughout Japan.  All I can say is “arigato.”  (No kidding, that’s all I can say!)

By the way, for those of you who live in Estonia, good news.  You will soon have electricity and running water.  (Just kidding.)  My first non-fiction book, THE SECOND MOURNING, has recently been translated into Estonian!  One must ask, can Belarus and Latvia be far behind?  I’d actually like to go to Estonia, even though it’s a very poor country.  (They can’t even afford a coat of arms!)  I just hope my books are being discounted.  (Most of my writing is discounted.)

Hey, it looks like Bill Gates isn’t so rich after all.  I just saw a photograph of him drinking a glass of water that was filtered from human excrement!  Jeez, I hope he got into the fraternity.  Now I know why his wife is always screaming about the toilet seat.  (I’ve been down that road once or twice myself!)

For those of you that are still awake, I’ve got some more good news!  The fourth installment of the “Adam Gold Mystery Series” is now at the publisher and undergoing a final check for accuracy, decency, and honesty.  (There’s no way this book will sneak through!)  God willing, you will soon see RANSOM ON THE RHONE online and in your favorite book store.  Until then, you will just have to read some lessor authors, like King, Patterson, and Grisham.

In truth, I’m working as fast as I can.  When I was working in the insurance business in New York City, I never took a day off!  (Couple of weeks, but never a day.)  What can I say, my work ethic is superb.  In fact, my Dad used to tell me that I did the work of three men!  (Moe, Larry, and Curly!)  Well, dear friends, I must leave you now.  I must take Baker, the wonder dog, to the park.  I lead a “ruff life.”

Love to all,

Doc Yanoff



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