In Which I Appear to Guess Wrong

So I wrote this speculative piece for Maclean’s* and it ruffled enough feathers that a retraction will be printed in the January 17 issue. Of course, the “all publicity is good publicity” edict still applies, but I’d also like to point out three things that may get lost:

First, THE CALLING is a very good book.

Second, if I hadn’t guessed, someone else would have.

Third, and most importantly, mystery readers are the savviest readers I know, and I’m not sure that starting a genre career with the subtle implication that said genre is beneath him or her is the best way to go about things. But I’m curious to hear what others think…

*Good while the link lasts, which may not be for much longer.