A Special Message from Simon Spanton on the Publication of The Republic of Thieves

So here we are. The Republic Of Thieves, Scott’s third novel, is published today. Finally Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen are back on the streets and up to all sorts of no good. It’s been a while… Scott’s second novel Red Seas Under Red Skies came out in 2007. His first, The Lies of Locke Lamora in 2006. The hiatus between two and three was long for reasons that are pretty public now, Scott has spoken with admirable honesty and openness about them and now’s not the time to go over it all again here. Better instead to say how…

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