Friday, February 24, 2006

Author Events This Weekend

The Mystery Bookstore

Saturday, February 25, 5:00 p.m.

Robert Ferrigno (no relation to the Incredible Hulk as far as I know) signs Prayers For The Assassin

In 2040, the United States has been split by a nuclear attack into the Islamic States of America, headquartered in Seattle, and the Bible Belt, a Christian republic in the South. Historian Sarah Dougan, niece of the moderate Islamic States leader Redbeard, investigates the cataclysmic attack for a book to be called The Zionist Betrayal – and becomes the target of an assassin, hired by the leader of a rival faction. PRAYERS FOR THE ASSASSIN is a thriller sure to stir controversy, and likely to make you look at the world a little differently.

I've heard a few things about this book. Less about the quality and more about the controversy of an Islamic United States. I'm not sure what that says about the novel. Probably nothing, but I always wonder about books like this. Is the marketing more important than the book? Is it just a shell of a story with a sharp enough hook that it got the deal? Hey, it worked for the Da Vinci Code.

If anyone reads this one, please let me know.


Mysteries To Die For

Saturday, February 25, 11:30 a.m. (Actually they say it's p.m., but I'm gonna take a shot here and say probably not)

Robert Eversz signs Zero To The Bone

Ex-con and tabloid photographer Nina Zero is back, surrounded by sex, drugs, and guns but it’s all in the name of art-at least at first. On the opening night of her first gallery show, Nina’s staged Hollywood photos are attracting actual art connoisseurs but her excitement turns to alarm when she receives an anonymous package containing a snuff film whose victim is one of Nina’s models. Who sent the tape? Who murdered the girl? Nina’s investigation sends her into the sordid world of S&M dating websites, past life regression therapy, and movie industry money - attracting death threats and the attention of the L.A.P.D. Don’t miss this “feverishly hip” thriller - a steamy tale of sex, lies, videotape, and murder.

Ya know, I'm a lot like that Far Side cartoon about what people say and what dogs hear. I see every word up there, but the only thing registering is "sex", "drugs", "guns" and "S&M". Beyond that it's all just blah blah blah.

That probably says more about me than I'm entirely comfortable with.


Book 'Em Mysteries

Saturday, February 25, 1:00 p.m.

Paula L. Woods signs Strange Bedfellows

Two violent cases threaten to collide, with African-American LAPD detective Charlotte Justice caught in the middle, in this fourth crime thriller by the bestselling, award-winning author of "Dirty Laundry."

Oh, Paula. Charlotte Justice? Well, it sells, so I guess that grants you a pass, but, still. Justice?

1 comment:

Trace said...

LOL I was the same way! Now I really want to read those two books.