Saturday, May 11th, 1:00 p.m., Joint Talk & Signing - Launch Party!

Marjorie McCown -STAR STRUCK -Joey Jessop discovers that Hollywood buries its secrets deep when a superstar's assistant turns up dead.
Daryl Wood Gerber -A TWINKLE OF TROUBLE -
Carmel-by-the-Sea garden shop owner Courtney Kelly see things others can’t-like fairies and hidden moti
ves for murder.

Location: Fernhill Clubhouse, 5472 Diamond, Huntington Beach

Mystery Ink

  Huntington Beach, CA 



An Independent Mystery

Bookstore opened in 1991

Specializing in Author Events

located in 
Huntington Beach, CA 
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 Stay Tuned for the Date of our 7th Annual Ladies of Intrigue

Thanks to all who attended our 2019 LADIES OF INTRIGUE


Saturday, May 4th, 1:00 p.m., Mike Befeler - MURDER in the MUSEO KIRCHERIANO and  A MYSTERY YARN  - Talk & Signing
In Murder in the Museo Kircheriano, Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher created the world’s most amazing museum in the mid seventeenth century Vatican. He was brilliant and reputed to be the last man to know everything. He also bordered on being a con man. When Queen Christina abdicates her throne in Sweden, converts to Catholicism and visits Kircher’s museum, she and Kircher discover a dead body. They team up to solve the mystery of the murdered man, while encountering a secret nephews circle.

Mike will also be talking about his other new novel, A MYSTERY YARN, the third book of the Omipodge trilogy following OLD DETECTIVES HOME and LAST GASP.                 Pru Pendergast becomes entangled in more than yarn when her obnoxious landlord shows up dead in her driftwood creations shop. Pru must escape attacks on her own life and the threat of being arrested while trying to solve the crime and catch the eye of her new sort of boyfriend.

Location: Fernhill Clubhouse, 5472 Diamond, Huntington Beach

Debbie Mitsch © 2014 | All Rights Reserved


BOOKENDS!  Numerous Styles

Thursday, May 23rd, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Literary Guild of Orange County Spring Salon w/three celebrated authors –

Lian Dolan -LOST & FOUND IN PARIS, Ivy Pochoda -SING HER DOWN, and Kaira Rouda -UNDER THE PALMS
Location: Mission Viejo Country Club, 26200 Country Club Drive, Mission Viejo, CA
Registration and additional information at


Saturday & Sunday, April 20th - 21st, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Booth 373 - SoCal Mystery Writer of America at the USC campus, L.A.


​Sing Her Down by Ivy Pochoda​
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

Sidewalking by David Ulin
The Lost Art of Reading by David Ulin
Writing L.A.  by David Ulin


​​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

                                                AUTHOR SIGNING SCHEDULE

                                 SoCal Mystery Writers of America BOOTH #363

​SATURDAY, April 20                    10:00 am to 11:00 am            SUNDAY, April 21
Rob Oslo                                                                                           Ona Russell
K.C. Walker

                                                      11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Marjorie McCown                                                                            Paddy Hirsch
Lida Sideris

                                                      12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Walter Mosley                                                                                  Linda O. Johnston
John Shepphird                                                                                Ivy Pochoda
Duane Swierczynski                                                                        David Ulin

                                                      1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Tod Goldberg                                                                                   Leslie S. Klinger
Gary Phillips                                                                                     Lisa Morton
Adam Sikes

                                                     2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Matt Coyle                                                                                        Lee Goldberg 

                                                                                                          Gregg Hurwitz

                                                                                                           Laurie Stevens

                                                     3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Nancy Cole Silverman                                                                      Georgia Jeffries

                                                     4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sherri Leigh James                                                                           Naomi Hirahara