Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Four Events Cosponsored by Crimespree Magazine, Including Tonight's Event with Susanna Calkins

We have four mystery/thriller events coming up cosponsored by Crimespree Magazine

Tuesday, May 3, 7 pm:
Susanna Calkins, author of A Death Along the River Fleet, the fourth mystery featuring Lucy Campion, Victorian lady’s maid turned printer’s apprentice.

Booklist writes: "Calkins' fourth in the Lucy Campion series illustrates seventeenth-century English medical practice and class structure in the course of spinning an involving tale. Solid historical mystery, with intriguing hints about the future."

Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm:
Mary Kubica, author of Don’t You Cry, bestselling author of The Good Girl. A new tale of psychological suspense featuring a classically elusive heroine.

From Library Journal: "Told in alternating voices, the narrative simmers slowly to a tight, surprising ending. VERDICT Fans of Kubica will enjoy her third stand-alone book, as will anyone who delights in the recent wave of terrific missing-persons novels.

Tuesday, June 28, 7 pm:
Cara Black, author of Murder on the Quai, the 16th novel featuring Parisian detective Aimee Leduc, returning to Leduc’s early years at university.

The Booklist take: "The trouble with many prequels is that, in the interest of dispensing backstory, the author forgets to tell a new story. Black doesn't make that mistake here, with the WWII plot proving thoroughly involving, but let's face it: we're here for answers, and while all of them aren't quite forthcoming just yet, we learn plenty. A treat for series fans."

Thursday, June 30, 7 pm:
Michael Harvey, author of Brighton, in which a journalist returns home to help his old friend, now accused of murder.

This event is in conversation with Crimespree's Ruth Jordan. The Starred Booklist review excerpt: "What follows is a masterful piece of crime fiction with a gritty atmosphere, extraordinary characters, and several stunning twists."

In issue #62 of Crimespree, the cover story is Ruth Jordan interviewing Greg Hurwitz, whose most recent book is Orphan X. Jordan asked Hurwitz noted that the "dimensions in the book" connect to his other work "but in a new and fantastical fiction universe" and wondered "where did Evan Smoak come from?"

Hurtwitz's reply: "Even is pretty much the culmination of my writing career...the idea for Evan came from conversations with various guys about various covert programs they'd been involved in. I took a piece here, a piece there, and built my own program - The Orphan Program."

Also included are interview with Reed Farrel Coleman, and Jack Getze, essays from Lori Rader-Day and Nicholas Petrie, a short story from Thomas Wade, and a whole mess of reviews. You can pick up a copy at Boswell. 

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