Saturday, July 10, 2010

June 10th--Meet Your GPS Device at Boswell Today at 2 PM. She's Written a Mystery!

Today (Saturday, June 10th, at 2 PM) we are hosting Irene Ziegler, her second work of fiction featuring Annie Bartlett, and her first mystery, Ashes to Water. Among other things, I am fascinated that Ziegler is the voice of many GPS devices and of the Richmond, Virginia transit system.

He's a short excerpt from the Richmond Times -Dispatch's review of Ashes to Water:

"Annie Bartlett grew up on a lake near DeLeon (read DeLand), Fla. When she was 9, her mother committed suicide by drowning in the lake. Neither Annie nor older sister Leigh got along with their dad, and both left as soon as they could. Annie's now 28, a photographer in Michigan and engaged. When she gets a call that her father has been murdered, she travels to Florida intent on a quick funeral and a quicker departure.

"But that's before she learns that the main suspect is her father's girlfriend, Della Shiftlet, who claims innocence and asks Annie for help. And before Leigh -- beautiful, addicted Leigh -- blows into town. And before Annie runs into old boyfriend Pete Duncan, Della's court-appointed lawyer."

Read the rest of the review here.

Anne, our bookseller who read the book (but had a standing trip to the Shakespeare festival on this date so she can't attend) told me that "Ziegler's off to a very promising start. The story was good, the characters were interesting. It was a very good read, well above the summer beach-read-level. I want to read her again, just to see where she's going..."

Here's the rest of the tour, as currently booked:

July 13, in Richmond, VA
Fountain Bookstore, Inc.
1312 E. Cary Street.
(804) 788-1594

July 21, in Richmond, VA
Page Bond Gallery
1625 West Main Street

July 30, in Seattle, WA
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry St.

July 31, in Portland, OR
Murder By the Book
3210 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

August 12, in Scottdale, AZ
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 North Goldwater Boulevard
(480) 947-2974

August 19, in St. Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg Public Library

August 21, in DeLand, FL
The Muse Book Shop
112 South Woodland Blvd.
(386) 734-0278

August 27, in Smithburg, MD
Smithburg Branch Public Library
66 West Water St.

Sept 12 (or 14, TBA) in South Pasadena, CA
BOOK'em Mysteries
1118 Mission St

Sept 18, in Fredericksburg, VA
Griffin Bookshop
721 Caroline St.
(540) 899-8041

Read this interview with Ziegler on

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