Woo-hoo. Kirkus has named The Bedlam Detective as one of the best fiction titles of the year.
I believe a small glass of something may be called for.
The 'Read full review' link in the image won't work, but this one will.
While waiting for the softcover edition to be published in February, why not prepare the ground with Sebastian Becker's first outing in The Kingdom of Bones, in UK paperback from Ebury Press on December 6th?
No, you're quite right, I have no shame at all.
UPDATE: Click here to see all 100 titles in the Kirkus Best Fiction of 2012 list.