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Apr
23
Virtual Event: Jeffrey Siger and David Wagner
Virtual Event: Jeffrey Siger discusses A Deadly Twist, David Wagner discusses To Die in Tuscany.
We’ll be streaming this event live on Facebook. Click here at event start time to watch the program.*
Jeffrey Siger. A Deadly Twist (Poisoned Pen Press, $26.99 Signed Hardcover, also in $15.99 unsigned trade paperback). Some crimes can never be forgiven—or atoned for
When Athens journalist Nikoletta Elia disappears while on assignment on the island of Naxos, her editor calls on Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis to investigate. Sent to report on the conflict between preservationists and advocates for expanded tourism, Nikoletta is approached by a fan who takes credit for several suspicious deaths she’d reported on in the past. The assassin claims to have abandoned that life, and convinces the reporter to write about him and his murderous exploits for hire.
Kaldis sends his deputy, Yianni, to look into her disappearance when an unidentified body is found at the base of a cliff. Who is the mysterious corpse, and where is Nikoletta? Leads turn into more dead bodies in this twisting tale of greed, corruption, and murder that puts Kaldis, his family, and members of his team in the path of a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to keep dark secrets buried—forever.
Jeffrey Siger was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm, and later established his own New York City law firm where he continued as one of its name partners until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos. The Mykonos Mob is the tenth novel in his internationally best-selling and award nominated Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, following up on An Aegean April, Santorini Caesars, Devil in Delphi, Sons of Sparta, Mykonos After Midnight, Target: Tinos, Prey on Patmos, Assassins of Athens, and Murder in Mykonos.
The New York Times described Jeffrey Siger’s novels as “thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales,” and named him as Greece’s thriller writer of record. The Greek Press called his work “prophetic,” Eurocrime described him as a “very gifted American author…on a par with other American authors such as Joseph Wambaugh or Ed McBain,” and the City of San Francisco awarded him its Certificate of Honor citing that his “acclaimed books have not only explored modern Greek society and its ancient roots but have inspired political change in Greece.” He now lives in Greece.
David Wagner. To Die in Tuscany (Poisoned Pen Press/Sourcebooks, $15.99 unsigned copies).One dead art collector and a gallery of suspects…
Translator Rick Montoya is looking forward to a quiet weekend away with his girlfriend, Betta, an art fraud investigator for the Italian Culture Ministry. Their destination: the beautiful village of Urbino, home to Renaissance masters Rafael and the lesser-known Piero della Francesca. While Betta does have official business to attend to—namely, collecting a priceless Piero drawing from a wealthy Spanish collector on the ministry’s behalf—she asks Rick to join her “in case she needs an interpreter,” but with other, less-official intentions in mind.
When the Spaniard is found murdered and the drawing stolen, Betta must shift back into art cop mode, and Rick’s official services are required after all. As they set out to discover the identity of the killer and the whereabouts of the stolen sketch, they are drawn from Urbino’s cobbled streets to eastern Tuscany and back as the list of suspects grows longer—and more dangerous. Will this lovers’ getaway literally be to die for?
David Wagner is a retired foreign service officer who during his career enjoyed three assignment in Italy, first in Milan and twice in Rome, for a total of nine years. It was during those years in Italy that he gained a love of all things Italian, which is reflected in his novels. When not in Italy he lived in South America (Brazil, Ecuador and Uruguay) as well as the ultimate hardship post, Washington, DC. On retirement he and his wife moved to New Mexico, where he started a tourism service called Italia Roadrunners, preparing self-guided day trips for Tuscany and Umbria. From that he began to try his hand at writing novels, specifically mysteries, of which he is a big fan. The eventual result was the creation of Rick Montoya and Cold Tuscan Stone.
David and his wife are graduates of Michigan State University. They served in the Peace Corps in Chile before returning to his home town of Mount Vernon, NY, where he taught high school English.
The above photo was taken on the campus of Michigan State during the celebration of 50 years of the sport of lacrosse at MSU. David is a proud member of that original lacrosse club.
Several years ago the Wagners downsized and moved from New Mexico to  the city of Pueblo, on Colorado’s front range.  Their son, who is also the designer of this website, lives a few hours away and occasionally drops in to see Mitzi the cat and pick up home-made pasta sauce.
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Date
April 23
Time
1:00pm - 2:00pm