Saturday, May 25th,
6:00 p.m. – Joe Clifford & Tom Pitts
Joe Clifford’s JUNKIE
LOVE traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads
of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction. The book draws on a heavy dose of pulp fiction as it threads a
rollicking narrative through a doomed love triangle.
Clifford is acquisitions editor at Gutter Books and managing editor of The
Flash Fiction Offensive. A 2103 Acker Award recipient and Pushcart nominee,
Joe also produces Lip Service West, a “gritty, rereading series in Oakland.
“PIGGYBACK by Tom Pitts restores
Noir to it's dark kingdom, a rollicking pumping novel of losers, psycho's,
stone killers, idiotic amateur rip-off artists and a road-movie of a story that
is as fast as it is beautifully written. Think Don Winslow's Savages meets
Christopher Cooke's Robbers and you have the dark read of the year." --Two-time Shamus Award winner Ken Bruen
Tom Pitts, PIGGYBACK, two young girls disappear with a trunk-load of pot,
unaware that their payload has been packed with kilos of cocaine and resulting
in a sociopathic killer pursuing them across Northern California that ends in a
place none of them could have foreseen.
Saturday, June 1, 11:00 a.m. - Robert K. Tanenbaum –
OF MY SOUL
New York Times best selling author and legendary
criminal prosecutor, Robert K. Tanenbaum provides the first insider’s account
of the historic “Career Girls Murders” of 1963 with his new nonfiction thriller
about the courageous stand that forever changed the American justice system:
“Tanenbaum recreates the proceedings with a novelist’s
sense of plotting….Tanenbaum’s take on the case, which was cited by the Supreme
Court in its 1966 Miranda v. State of Arizona decision regarding
self-incrimination, is a thrilling and insightful addition to the true crime
genre.” - PW
Tanenbaum is one of the most successful prosecuting
attorneys, never losing a felony trial and convicting hundreds of violent
criminals as the homicide bureau chief for the New York D.A.’s Office.
He also served as Deputy Chief Counsel for the
Congressional Committee investigation into the assassinations of President John
F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.
ECHOES OF MY SOUL will be the “Good Day Book Club Pick” on
FOX-TV’s Good Day New York with Tanenbaum being interviewed on the
show on June 4, 2013.
Saturday, June 8th, 2:00 p.m. - Dennis Palumbo –
Palumbo will be doing a Writer’s Workshop as well as
discussing and signing his latest thriller, NIGHT TERRORS.
"In NIGHT TERRORS, Palumbo takes a brilliant premise and turns it into the kind of thriller most of us wish we could write. Thrills, surprises, and momorable characters. A terrific book." Timothy Hallinan
Saturday, June 22nd, 6:00 p.m. – Lisa Brackmann
HOUR OF THE RAT
us for wine and cheese with Lisa Brackmann’s newest crime novel
In Brackmann’s HOUR OF THE RAT, Iraq War vet Ellie
McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of
controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli, even though Zhang’s
mysterious disappearance has her in the sights of the Chinese authorities. Then
an old Army buddy’s brother disappears in picturesque Yangshuo, and Ellie
agrees to try to find him. At worst, she figures she’ll have a few days of fun,
but Ellie soon realizes that she’s stumbled into a dangerous conspiracy that
may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, and an
art-obsessed Chinese billionaire - one that will take her on a wild chase
through some of China’s most beautiful places.
Sunday, May 26th,
Orange County Sisters in Crime Meeting – ocsistersincrime.org
2:00 p.m. Forum on ethnic mysteries
Speaker – Edgar Award winning author, Naomi Hirahara
Sunday, June 2nd,
2:00 p.m. - Tatjana Soli – THE FORGETTING TREE
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