Thousand Oaks, CA
Duane Swierczynski signs The Blonde at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 11th
Duane Swi... Swzre... Hell, that guy from Philly has a new one out, The Blonde. Last year he put out The Wheelman, which you need to read. Really. It's fucking good. Anwyay, the Blonde.
The author of last year’s highly acclaimed THE WHEELMAN returns with a high-octane thriller that chronicles a long, frenzied night in Philadelphia. Journalist Jack Eisley is poisoned at a Philadelphia airport bar by the blonde, Kelly White, who tells him that unless she can keep someone within 10 feet of her at all times, she’ll die. If Jack wants the antidote, he’ll have to stay with her all night. At first, Jack thinks she’s crazy, but as the violent night wears on and he encounters a relentless assassin, a double-crossing spook, an eccentric pair of crime scene cleaners, a violent waitress and shady cab drivers…he begins to believe her. Rapid fire pacing, hard-boiled dialogue - this thriller explodes on the opening page and never eases up.Well, I'm sold.
In fact, I'll be there. Unless you're one of those people I keep getting hate mail from, in which case I'll be nowhere near there.
The Mystery Bookstore
Robert Greer signs The Fourth Perspective at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 10th
The bail bondsman/bounty hunter has finally retired to run an antiques store, but he can’t stay out of trouble for long. He buys an old book that turns out to contain a rare photograph of the Golden Spike ceremony; when the book’s former owner turns up dead, CJ himself is a prime suspect.Larry Karp signs The Ragtime Kid at 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 11th
Fifteen-year-old Brun Campbell arrives in Sedalia, Missouri in 1899 hoping to study ragtime with Scott Joplin. Instead, he discovers the body of a young woman, and picks up things from the scene before he realizes what’s happened. The items turn out to belong to Joplin himself, but Brun can’t believe he’s guilty – nor does he believe the man the police have arrested, another musician, is responsible.Duane Swierczynski signs signs The Blonde at 6:00 pm, Saturday, November 11th
Yeah, we already covered this one. But still, it's good. Really goddamn good. Ya know, since it's closer to me, I might be at this one, instead. That's for the benefit of the armed hate mailers.
Book 'Em Mysteries
Larry Karp signs The Ragtime Kid at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 12th
If you can't make it to Westwood for his signing on Saturday, Larry will be out in Pasadena.