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Archer Mayor
Mon Sep 27 @ 5:00pm
Sep
27
Mon
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Virtual event
Archer Mayor discusses Marked Man click here to order a signed first edition! Archer Mayor. Marked Man (Minotaur, $28.99 Signed). In Archer Mayor's Marked Man, the death of a local millionaire become…
Nancy Goldstone
Wed Sep 29 @ 5:00pm
Sep
29
Wed
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Virtual event
Nancy Goldstone discusses In the Shadow of the Empress Click here to order a copy! Nancy Goldstone. In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and He…
Candace Robb
Thu Sep 30 @ 6:00pm
Sep
30
Thu
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Virtual event
Candace Robb discusses The Riverwoman's Dragon Click here to order a signed copy! Candace Robb. The Riverwoman's Dragon (Severn House, $28.99 Signed). When the wise woman Magda Digby is suspected of…
Cadwell Turnbull
Fri Oct 1 @ 6:00pm
Oct
1
Fri
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Virtual event
Cadwell Turnbull discusses No Gods, No Monsters Click here to order a signed copy! Cadwell Turnbull. No Gods, No Monsters (Blackstone, $26.99 Signed). One October morning, Laina gets the news that her…
Barbara Peters in conversation with J.T. Ellison and Jayne Ann Krentz
Sat Oct 2 @ 10:00am
Oct
2
Sat
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Virtual event
Barbara Peters in conversation with JT Ellison and Jayne Ann Krentz on the 32nd birthday of The Poisoned Pen Bookstore! The Pen celebrates its 32nd birthday on October 3rd! Bestselling authors Jayne A…
Alex Schulman in conversation with Ivy Pochoda
Mon Oct 4 @ 12:00pm
Oct
4
Mon
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Virtual event
Alex Schulman discusses The Survivors Special Guest Host: Ivy Pochoda click here to order a copy! Alex Schulman. The Survivors (Knopf, $25.00 unsigned). INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • A gripping psycholo…
Susanna Kearsley in conversation with Diana Gabaldon
Mon Oct 4 @ 6:00pm
Oct
4
Mon
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Virtual event
Susanna Kearsley in conversation with Diana Gabaldon To attend: A purchase of Susanna Kearsley's new book The Vanished Days from The Poisoned Pen is required to attend this Zoom webinar. You must have…
Rhys Bowen
Tue Oct 5 @ 6:00pm
Oct
5
Tue
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Virtual event
Rhys Bowen discusses God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen Click here to order a signed first edition! Rhys Bowen. God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen (Berkley, $26.00 Signed). Georgie is back and hanging the stockin…
Val McDermid
Tue Oct 5 @ 12:00pm
Oct
5
Tue
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Virtual event
Val McDermid discusses her new novel, 1979. click here to order! Val McDermid. 1979 (Grove Atlantic, $27.00 unsigned copies, UK signed copies $45.00). First in a brand-new series! Hailed as Britain's …
L. Allison Heller
Wed Oct 6 @ 6:00pm
Oct
6
Wed
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Virtual event
L. Allison Heller discusses The Neighborhood's Secret Click here to order! L Allison Heller. The Neighborhood's Secret. “Addictive, suspenseful and masterfully written...will delight fans of Big Lit…
Alice Hoffman
Thu Oct 7 @ 5:00pm
Oct
7
Thu
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Virtual event
Alice Hoffman discusses The Book of Magic Click here to order a signed first edition! Alice Hoffman. The Book of Magic (Simon & Schuster, $27.99 signed). Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the…
Lisa Unger in conversation with Karin Slaughter
Sat Oct 9 @ 3:00pm
Oct
9
Sat
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Virtual event
Lisa Unger discusses Last Girl Ghosted Special guest host: Karin Slaughter Click here to order a signed copy! Lisa Unger. Last Girl Ghosted (Park Row, $27.99 Signed). “You won’t be able to stop turni…
Peter Lovesey
Tue Oct 12 @ 1:00pm
Oct
12
Tue
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Peter Lovesey discusses Diamond and the Eye Click here to order! Peter Lovesey. Diamond and the Eye (Soho Press, $27.95 unsigned). A Bath antiques dealer has disappeared, and detective Peter Diamond h…
Ed Tarkington in conversation with Ashley Winstead
Tue Oct 12 @ 5:00pm
Oct
12
Tue
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Ed Tarkington discusses The Fortunate Ones. Hosted by Ashley Winstead, author of In My Dreams I Hold A Knife. Ed Tarkinton. The Fortunate Ones (Algonquin Press, $16.95 unsigned). A 2020 Notable New F…
James McGrath Morris
Thu Oct 14 @ 7:00pm
Oct
14
Thu
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Virtual event
James McGrath Morris discusses Tony Hillerman: A Life Click here to order a signed copy! James McGrath Morris. Tony Hillerman: A Life (University of Oklahoma Press, $29.95 Signed). The author of eight…
Sci Friday Book Discussion Group
Fri Oct 15 @ 7:00pm
Oct
15
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Book Discussion Group
Sci-Friday Book Group discusses Frank Herbert's Dune This group now meets in-person and virtually on Zoom. Please email pat@poisonedpen.com for an invitation. We welcome new members. Frank Herbert. Du…
Jeffrey Archer
Sat Oct 16 @ 10:30am
Oct
16
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Lord Jeffrey Archer discusses Over My Dead Body Click here to order a signed US copy! Jeffrey Archer. Over My Dead Body (Harper Collins U.S., $28.99 Signed. Also a signed UK copies available at $45. …
Croak and Dagger Book Discussion Group
Sat Oct 16 @ 10:30am
Oct
16
Sat
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Live event
The Croak and Dagger Book Group discusses Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club Click here to order a copy! Richard Osman. The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin, $17.00). Four septuagenarians with a …
Spencer Quinn
Mon Oct 18 @ 5:00pm
Oct
18
Mon
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Virtual event
Spencer Quinn discusses It's a Wonderful Woof click here to order a signed copy! Spencer Quinn. It's a Wonderful Woof (Forge, $26.99 Signed). Holiday time in the Valley, and in the holiday spirit—de…
John Connolly
Tue Oct 19 @ 12:00pm
Oct
19
Tue
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John Connolly discusses The Nameless Ones Click to order! John Connolly. The Nameless Ones (Atria, $28.00, unsigned book with custom book tote and signed oversized playing cards). From the internation…
Lori Rader-Day in conversation with Catriona McPherson
Tue Oct 19 @ 5:00pm
Oct
19
Tue
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Lori Rader-Day discusses Death at Greenway. Special Guest Host: Catriona McPherson Lori Rader-Day. Death at Greenway (Morrow $16.99). Click to order! From the award-winning author of The Day I Died …
Clea Simon
Thu Oct 21 @ 4:00pm
Oct
21
Thu
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Clea Simon discusses Hold Me Down Click here to order! Clea Simon. Hold Me Down (Polis, $26.99) A riveting work of dark suspense from acclaimed author Clea Simon Gal, a middle-aged musician, is back i…
Catherine Prendergast
Thu Oct 21 @ 5:00pm
Oct
21
Thu
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Virtual event
Catherine Prendergast discusses The Gilded Edge: The Audacious Women and the Cyanide Love Triangle That Shook America click here to order a copy! Catherine Prendergast. The Gilded Edge: The Audaci…
Andrew Child and Lee Child
Mon Oct 25 @ 6:00pm
Oct
25
Mon
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Andrew Child and Lee Child discuss Better Off Dead Click here to order a double signed first edition! Andrew Child and Lee Child. Better Off Dead (Bantam, $28.99 Signed by both authors). Jack Reacher …
Colleen Cambridge
Tue Oct 26 @ 1:00pm
Oct
26
Tue
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Colleen Cambridge discusses Murder at Mallowan Hall click here to order a signed copy! Colleen Cambridge. Murder at Mallowan Hall (Kensington, $26.00 signed). The first in an exciting new historical m…
Scott Carson (aka Michael Koryta)
Tue Oct 26 @ 6:00pm
Oct
26
Tue
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Virtual event
Scott Carson (aka Michael Koryta) discusses Where They Wait Click here to order a signed copy! Scott Carson. Where They Wait (Atria, $27.00 signed). A new supernatural novel about a sinister mindfulne…
Gregory Galloway
Wed Oct 27 @ 5:00pm
Oct
27
Wed
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Gregory Galloway discusses Just Thieves Click here to order a signed copy! Gregory Galloway. Just Thieves (Melville House, $26.99 Signed). "A sucker punch noir that is also a powerful and haunting…
Rachel Howzell Hall and Yasmin Angoe
Thu Oct 28 @ 6:00pm
Oct
28
Thu
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Rachel Howzell Hall discusses These Toxic Things. Click here to order a signed copy! Yasmin Angoe discusses Her Name is Knight Click here to order a signed copy! Rachel Howzell Hall. These Toxic Thi…
Hardboiled Discussion Group
Thu Oct 28 @ 7:00pm
Oct
28
Thu
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Live event
Book Discussion Group
The Hardboiled Discussion Group So Young, So Wicked by Jonathan Craig. Click here to order a copy! This group now meets in-person. We welcome new members! Jonathan Craig. So Young, So Wicked (Black…
Cherie Priest
Fri Oct 29 @ 4:30pm
Oct
29
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Cherie Priest discusses Grave Reservations Click here to order! Cherie Priest. Grave Reservations (Atria, $26.00 Signed). A psychic travel agent and a Seattle PD detective solve a murder in this quir…
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29
Nancy Goldstone

Nancy Goldstone discusses In the Shadow of the Empress

Click here to order a copy!

Nancy Goldstone. In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters (Little Brown, $32.00. Unsigned copies).

The vibrant, sprawling saga of Empress Maria Theresa—one of the most renowned women rulers in history—and three of her extraordinary daughters, including Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen of France.

Out of the thrilling and tempestuous eighteenth century comes the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, a sovereign of uncommon strength and vision, the only woman ever to inherit and rule the vast Habsburg Empire in her own name, and three of her remarkable daughters: lovely, talented Maria Christina, governor-general of the Austrian Netherlands; spirited Maria Carolina, the resolute queen of Naples; and the youngest, Marie Antoinette, the glamorous, tragic queen of France, and perhaps the most famous princess in history.
 
Unfolding against an irresistible backdrop of brilliant courts from Vienna to Versailles, embracing the exotic lure of Naples and Sicily, this epic history of Maria Theresa and her daughters is a tour de force of desire, adventure, ambition, treachery, sorrow, and glory.
 
Each of these women’s lives was packed with passion and heart-stopping suspense. Maria Theresa inherited her father’s thrones at the age of twenty-three and was immediately attacked on all sides by foreign powers confident that a woman would to be too weak to defend herself. Maria Christina, a gifted artist who alone among her sisters succeeded in marrying for love, would face the same dangers that destroyed the monarchy in France. Resourceful Maria Carolina would usher in the golden age of Naples only to face the deadly whirlwind of Napoleon. And, finally, Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen whose stylish excesses and captivating notoriety have masked the truth about her husband and herself for two hundred and fifty years.
 
Vividly written and deeply researched, In the Shadow of the Empress is the riveting story of four exceptional women who changed the course of history.

 

Date
September 29
Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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