An Independent
Mystery Bookstore Specializing in
Signed 1st Editions

8907 Warner Ave. #135
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 960-4000

An indie bookstore specializing in signed 1st editions.

Outside Events:

Sunday, April 26th, Sisters in Crime Orange County Meeting

2:00 PM: Writers Forum
Topic: "Research for Writers: How much is too much?" Writers frequently have to dig a little deeper into a subject matter in order to make their stories believable. But how do you know you have enough information, or when you need to look further? We'll discuss the difference between thorough research and a trip down the rabbit hole.

3:00 PM: Our meeting of Sunday, April 26 will feature guest speaker ANNE CLEELAND, author of the New Scotland Yard series, featuring Chief Inspector Acton and first year detective Kathleen Doyle. He’s a British lord; she is Irish and of modest means. They’re the stars of three books, including the just-out MURDER IN HINDSIGHT. The previous titles in the series, which debuted in 2013, are MURDER IN THRALL and MURDER IN RETRIBUTION.

A native Southern Californian, Cleeland is a member of the California State Bar who previously worked as a research attorney. She will discuss the hows and whys of writing a British-set mystery. We’ll also get her to talk about the Regency-era titles she has authored.

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Saturday, May 9th, Literary Guild of Orange County

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In Store Events:

Saturday, May 16th, 3:00 p.m. - Vanessa A. Ryan

PALETTE FOR MURDER, A Lana Davis Mystery, is framed with details of the culture of Santa Fe and the city's art scene, “…insurance claims agent (Lana) is drafted to play detective, first by her own company and later by the owner of a tony art gallery. . . good fun.” Kirkus Review

Saturday, May 30th, 3:00 p.m. - Colin Cotterill

Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin’s lining?

Siri is convinced someone is trying to send him a message and won’t let the matter rest until he’s figured it out. He finagles a trip up north to the province where the sin was made, not realizing he is embarking on a deadly scavenger hunt. Meanwhile, the northern Lao border is about to erupt into violence—and Dr. Siri and his entourage are walking right into the heart of the conflict.

Outside Events:

Saturday May 20th, 11:00 a.m. – Brea Library

Author Visit: D.P. Lyle & Jan Burke
The Brea Library is honored to host authors D.P. Lyle and Jan Burke. D.P. Lyle, MD is an award-winning author of many non-fiction and fiction titles. Jan Burke is a national bestselling author of 14 books.

Both authors will be conducting a forensic science Q&A - a real treat for aspiring crime/mystery writers and fans. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Contact: 1-714-671-1722

Sunday, May 31st, Sisters in Crime Orange County Meeting

The May meeting will be held one week later than originally announced, and an hour earlier; please note the change of date – it is now scheduled for Sunday, May 31 – and that we will get started at 1 p.m. with our Readers’ Forum.

1:00 PM: Readers Forum
Topic: "Armchair Travel for Readers: We'll discuss mysteries set in foreign lands and their appeal. Where do our members like to go for a good story?"

2:00 PM: Guest speaker COLIN COTTERILL will discuss SIX AND A HALF DEADLY SINS, the ninth and latest title in his popular Dr. Siri Paiboun series. Dr. Paiboun is the retired coroner of Laos; the books are set in the 1970s. This is one of two series by Cotterill, who also writes the Jimm Juree crime novels set in southern Thailand.

Born in London, Cotterill holds dual British and Australian citizenships. He is a former teacher whose work in Southeast Asia led him to take up the cause of combating child prostitution and pornography (he has written several books about the topic). Also a cartoonist, he lives with his family on the Gulf of Siam.

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Saturday & Sunday, September 12th and 13th, Long Beach Comic Con
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Saturday, October 3rd, Ladies of Intrigue
A day-long event featuring Remarkable Women Mystery Writers.
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