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Saturday, January 28th, 1:00 p.m. – Alex Kenna – WHAT MEETS THE EYE
Location:  Fernhill Country Club, Graham & Warner, H.B.

WHAT MEETS THE EYE, the debut mystery novel of Alex Kenna, centers on a low-rent PI looking into the apparent suicide of a famous artist. She quickly gets in over her head as the case leads her down a trail of blackmail, art forgery, dirty cops, and the Russian mob. 
“a righteous, painful debut,” demanding “more, please.” Kirkus Reviews

Alex Kenna is a prosecutor in Los Angeles and an avid Sunday painter. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and giant schnauzer. 


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Thanks to all who attended our 2019 LADIES OF INTRIGUE


​​James McGrath Morris  - TONY HILLERMAN: A LIFE - Edgar Award Nominee - SIGNED Copies are available



Joan Didion The 1990s & 80s: by David Ulin/Joan Didion (NEW)
The 1960s & 70s (#325) by David Ulin/Joan Didion

The 1980s & 90s (#341) by David Ulin/Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem/Play It as It Lays/A Book of Common Prayer/The White Album - by David Ulin/Joan Didion
Sidewalking by David Ulin
The Lost Art of Reading by David Ulin
Writing L.A.  by David Ulin

Mystery Ink Books

Huntington Beach, CA 



Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones (NEW)

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

Night of the Mannequins
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Successful TV Writing by Bill Rabkin
Writing the Pilot 2 by Bill Rabkin

Sanctuary by Emily Rapp Black (NEW)
Liar by Rob Roberge

Rude Talk in Athens by Mark Haskell Smith

Blown by Mark Haskell Smith

Saturday, February 18th, 1:00 p.m. – David Putnam – SCORNED  
(10th book in his Bruno Johnson Thriller Series) 

Location: Fernhill Country Club, 5472 Diamond, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

During his law enforcement career, “Deputy Dave” worked primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics, Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau. He currently spends his time growing organic avocados and writing with his wife Mary and taking care of their three dogs. 

David’s new Bone Detective series, A FEARSOME MOONLIGHT BLACK will also be available. 


Saturday, February 25th, 1:00 p.m. – Ellen Byron – WINED AND DINED IN NEW ORLEANS (A Vintage Cookbook Mystery) 

Location: Fernhill Country Club, 5472 Diamond, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country Mysteries have won multiple Agatha awards for Best Contemporary Novel and multiple Lefty awards for Best Humorous Mystery. She will be the 2023 Toastmaster for Left Coast Crime upcoming in March.     714 743-6127 cell 


​​The Lost Desert​ by Tod Goldbert (NEW)

Gangster Nation by Tod Goldberg

Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg

Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Clift by Sarah Borjas When the Messenger is Hot by Elizabeth Crane
Turf by Elizabeth Crane
The History of Great Things by Elizabeth Crane
We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane

Cruising by Alex Espinoza

Still Water Saints by Alex Espinoza

Would-Land by Jill Alexander Essbaum

The Good Grief Journal by Jill Alexander Essbaum Devastation by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum