An Independent Mystery

Bookstore opened in 1991

Specializing in Author Events

located in 
Huntington Beach, CA 
(714 743-6127


BOOKENDS!  Numerous Styles

Sunday, June 11th, 2:00 p.m. - D.P. Lyle - CULTURED: Volume 6

with his new novel in his Jake Longly series

O. C. Launch Party!   Cake!     Talk & Signing 
Location:  Fernhill Clubhouse, 5472 Diamond, Huntington Beach

Jake Longly, ex-pro baseball player turned restauranteur, is on the beach in front of his restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama when his peace is interrupted by a call from his private investigator father—April Wilkerson has gone missing from Lindemann Farms, the rustic, yet posh, resort built by self-help and financial guru Jonathon Lindemanna When Jake and his girlfriend, Nicole, go on an undercover visit to Lindemann Farms, they discover April might be the latest in a series of missing young women. 

D.P. Lyle. is an award winning/nominated author of non-fiction (FORENSICS FOR DUMMIES, etc.) and fiction including numerous mystery thrillers. He has worked with and advised many authors on the forensic details of their books as well as consulted with writers of TV shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miama, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, etc.

 He has been a practicing cardiologist in Orange County for the last 45 years.  



 Stay Tuned for the Date of our 7th Annual Ladies of Intrigue

Thanks to all who attended our 2019 LADIES OF INTRIGUE




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

Huntington Beach, CA 


Saturday, June 24th, 1:00 p.m. - Orange County Launch Party!  Cake!

​Jennifer Chow - HOT POT MURDER

Marjorie McCown - FINAL CUT - Debut Novel!

​“Marjorie McCown’s Final Cut is both an insider’s look at what it’s like to work on Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster and a surprising, timely mystery about a murder on the set....." -Kellye Garett, Award Winning Author

​“A million sharply observed details that give you a keen sense of what it’s like to work on a Hollywood production.”

Debbie Mitsch © 2014 | All Rights Reserved

THE RESCUE - Signed 1st editions by T. Jefferson Parker and the paw print of Jasper (the inspiration for the book) now available - limited supply




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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


​​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