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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m. – Thomas Perry & Jo Perry

In Thomas Perry’s, A SMALL TOWN, “Hawkins is a full-bodied, multifaceted creation, awash in moral ambiguity but determined to exact her multiple pounds of flesh. And the finale—townies versus evil invaders—is cathartic, with all the archetypal power of The Wild Bunch.”  Starred Booklist review   

Jo Perry – EVERYTHING HAPPENS - "Cold hearts and broken hearts intersect a blistering American desert. Classic American noir with a contemporary outlook… and with writing sharp enough to slice bone…”  

Tim Hallinan, Edgar-Award winning author

Saturday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. - Chris Hauty -  DEEP STATE
Chris Hauty will be talking about and signing his debut book from Simon & Schuster.

“The plot of Chris Hauty’s Deep State rings eerily true in a novel that will keep you turning the pages well into the night. Be warned, you might not look at newspaper headlines the same way come morning. In a country with a government of the people, by the people and for the people, is the Deep State really pulling the strings?”— JACK CARR, Author of The Terminal List and True Believer

Employed for the last thirty years as a screenwriter, Chris Hauty has worked for every major movie studio, in nearly all genres, and in collaboration with Hollywood professionals ranging from Mel Gibson to Jessica Alba. He currently lives in Venice, California, in the company of a classic Triumph motorcycle and a feral cat. Deep State is his first novel.

Saturday,February 15, 2:00 p.m. – David Putnam

THE HEARTLESS (Bruno Johnson Mystery #7) - Talk and Signing

Former LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson is now a bailiff in the courts having stepped down from his role on the Violent Crimes Team. But when he gets a frantic call to extricate Olivia from a gunpoint situation in a LA gang-infested neighborhood, Bruno is plunged back into violent crime mode. Now, the agenda is personal as he struggles to protect his daughter from the criminal violence swirling around them. 

Best-selling author David Putnam comes from a family of law enforcement. During his career, he worked in narcotics, served on FBI-sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross-sworn as a US Marshall, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. He has experience in criminal intelligence and internal affairs and has supervised corrections, patrol, and a detective bureau. In Hawaii, Putnam was a member of the real-life Hawaii Five O, as a Special Agent for the Attorney General.

Sunday, March 1, 2:00 p.m. – Kensington Cozy Event
w/Christine E. Blum (CLARETS OF FIRE #4), Maria DiRico (HERE COMES THE BODY (A Catering Hall Mystery #1), Mary Marks (KNOT ON HER LIFE #7)

Sunday, January 26, Orange County Sisters in Crime Meeting

2:00 p.m. - Readers Forum

3:00 p.m. - Guest Speaker: Susan Straight
ocsistersincrime.org for location

Saturday, February 22, San Clemente Friends of the Library Author Luncheon

Speakers: Kate Quinn and Christopher Reich   https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4448306

Saturday, February 29, Literary Guild of Orange County Luncheon 

Speakers: Sue Cameron, Heather Chavez, Deb Spera   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2020-literary-salon-tickets-88015660209

Saturday, March 7, Placentia Library Friends of the Library Luncheon Speaker: Judith A. Bernstein   https://placentialibraryfriends.com/2019/11/29/2020-authors-luncheon-fundraiser-judith-bernstein/

Saturday & Sunday, April 17 - 18, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books



                                                   SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, October 11, 2020  

 7th Annual Ladies of Intrigue

Thanks for attending our 2019 LADIES OF INTRIGUE