Pity the poor first time author! After years of painstaking writing and re-writing, possibly years of rejections, somehow a book is published. It will be reviewed, publicized, and ordered by bookstores and libraries. Now what? Does it remain hopefully on the shelf, while its better known brethren (yes, you Janet Evanovich and Mary Higgins Clark) are eagerly snatched up? Is the author's creation doomed to languish on the shelf, unread, ignored, and eventually discarded? As the librarian who orders the mysteries, I struggle between satisfying enormous popular demand for bestsellers, and purchasing the quiet, well-reviewed gems which the public may not even notice. To rectify this situation, I want to take this opportunity to introduce some authors who have just published their first mysteries and deserve a wide readership. Try one today!