Friday, March 13, 2009

More Writerly Stuff - This Is Getting To Be A Habit Edition

Book 'Em Mysteries - 1118 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030 626-799-9600

Saturday, March 14, 2:00 P.M.
Earlene Fowler signs Love Mercy
The bestselling author of "The Saddlemaker's Wife" and the Agatha Award-winning Benni Harper mystery series returns with her latest novel. After being widowed, Love Mercy Johnson has come to terms with her life in Morro Bay, California. She spends her time writing columns for a regional magazine, helping her in-laws work their ranch, and trying to move on. But her dreams of reconciliation with her long-estranged grandchildren come true when her eighteen-year- old brokenhearted granddaughter, Rett, unexpectedly shows up. When a family crisis forges an unexpected connection between the two grieving women, they must discover if by working together, they can change their lives, and the lives of those they love, for the better.
Huh. Not my bag, but if it's yours swing by and grab a copy.


Sunday, March 15, 12 Noon
Cara Black signs Murder in the Latin Quarter
A Haitian woman arrives at the office of Leduc Detective and announces that she is Aimee's sister, her father's illegitimate daughter. Aimee is thrilled. A virtual orphan since her mother's disappearance and her father's death, she has always wanted a sister. Her partner, Rene, is wary of this stranger, but Aimee embraces her and soon finds herself involved in murky Haitian politics leading to murder. The setting is the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the Seine, in the old university district of Paris.
Murky politics, orphaned children, and MURDER! I'm all for dead Frenchmen.


Mysteries To Die For - 2940 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, California 91362


Saturday, March 14, 11:00 a.m.
Susan Arnout Smith signs Out At Night
San Diego crime scene tech Grace Descanso gets drawn into the investigation of the brutal slaying of Professor Bartholomew, an outspoken opponent of genetically modified crops. The FBI question Grace because her name was discovered in the victim’s phone. Grace cannot explain this fact since she did not know the man. Family secrets and an alarming threat by radical protesters come into play in this nail-biting sequel to The Timer Game. Join us for a special event of good snacks and good conversation with this rising new talent.
Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m.
Hannah Dennison signs Scoop
Melinda Wells signs Death Takes The Cake
Double the pleasure and double the fun for cozy fans as we welcome back to the store Hannah Dennison, the creator of investigative reporter Vicky Hill, and Melinda Wells, the creator of cooking show host Della Carmichael. Both heroines find themselves caught up again in investigating strange and somewhat bizarre deaths. Vicky looks into the electrocution death of a champion hedge cutter and Della, competing in a televised cake competition. discovers a victim drowned in a bowl of batter. This promises to be an engaging interchange with two very special ladies.
Two for the price of one! Man, I wish strip clubs would do that.


Saturday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.
Barry Eisler signs Fault Line
In Silicon Valley a scientist is murdered in an apparent drug deal gone wrong. Alex Treven, the patent attorney who represented the dead man, is also attacked. Fearing for his life, Alex reaches out to his brother Ben for help. Ben is an undercover soldier in the war on terror and returns home from Istanbul to lend support and protection to his younger brother but long simmering family traumas and bitter resentments make this an uneasy alliance as they have not spoken to each other in seven years. However, working together is their only chance of survival. An engaging standalone from the creator of the John Rain series!
Brand new character. Just as violent, witty and fun as his John Rain series, no doubt.


Saturday, March 14, 3:30 p.m.
Cara Black signs Murder In The Latin Quarter

In case you missed her over at Book 'Em, swing by and grab a book.


The Mystery Bookstore - 1036-C Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Saturday, March 14 at 12:00 noon
Kate Carlisle discusses and signs Homicide in Hardcover
Kathryn Lilley discusses and signs A Killer Workout
Kate Carlisle makes her debut with this first bibliophile mystery, introducing San Francisco rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright. Brooklyn's mentor dies violently on the eve of unveiling his greatest restoration, and leaves Brooklyn a priceless and supposedly cursed copy of Goethe's Faust with his dying breath. As Brooklyn leans over to catch his last words, she becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

Kathryn Lilley's second "Fat City Mystery" finds investigative reporter Kate Gallagher checking into Body Blast, a boot camp-style fitness program. When her roommate is found dead of a broken neck at the foot of the climbing wall, Kate discovers that hers is not the only recent suspicious death at Body Blast.
Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Susan Arnout Smith discusses and signs Out At Night
Stick around to greet Susan Arnout Smith, who'll be signing this sequel to THE TIMER GAME (a Mystery Bookstore Discovery Club selection). San Diego crime scene tech Grace Descanso is on vacation with her daughter when the FBI calls. Professor Thaddeus Bartholomew, a man she barely knows, has been found dead in a field, shot with a crossbow and burned alive – but before he died, he managed to type a text message that included Grace's name. Grace can either join the investigation or become a suspect; her search for the truth eventually leads to the world's largest agricultural conference, and a conspiracy bigger than she could have imagined.

Saturday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Barry Eisler discusses and signs Fault Line
This standalone from the author of the John Rain series is both Pam L's and Stephen's favorite (EDITOR'S NOTE: THAT'S NOT ME - JUST SAYIN') read of the month, and Barry himself is one of our favorite visitors. FAULT LINE's hero, Alex, is a corporate lawyer in the Silicon Valley. His brother, Ben, is an undercover operative doing things we really don't want to know about. Because of family traumas, they haven't spoken to each other in years. After Alex's inventor client is murdered, it looks like Alex is next. With nowhere else to turn, he enlists the aid of his estranged clandestine brother. Together, they have to fight unknown killers, understand the power of the encryption invention, learn whom to trust, and work through their own sibling disputes.
Incidentally, I'm planning on being here. I occasionally throw out these little Where's Waldo moments in case any of my readers want to come by and take a swing at me for mocking their fat, Samoan cousin.


Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Cara Black once again discusses and signs Murder In The Latin Quarter

They're doing cocktails and appetizers for this one, so don't miss out.

So there you have it, folks. More authors than you can conveniently fit into the trunk of a 1998 Chevy Impala without a bandsaw.

Not that I would know or anything.

1 comment:

Gerard said...

I lucked into an advanced readers copy of Fault Line and it is a good book. Not as violent and gun-nerdy as the Rain series though.

I hope to catch Eisler when he comes to Milwaukee in a week. Maybe I can persuade him to do an on-camera interview for work.