Mon, December 5
VIRTUAL EVENT: Jeff Lindsay
Mon Dec 5 @ 5:00pm
Dec
5
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Jeff Lindsay discusses Three-Edged Sword Click here to order a signed copy! Jeff Linsday. Three-Edged Sword (Dutton, $28.00 Signed). Wickedly funny. Wildly twisty. The new book from the master of…
LIVE EVENT: Stephen Hunter and Brad Taylor
Mon Jan 23 @ 7:00pm
Jan
23
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Stephen Hunter discusses The Bullet Garden click here to order! Brad Taylor discusses The Devil's Ransom click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube Click HERE to view on Facebook Stephen…
LIVE: Francine Mathews and Devoney Looser
Tue Dec 6 @ 7:00pm
Dec
6
Tue
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Francine Mathews discusses Death on a Winter Stroll Click here to order a signed copy! Devoney Looser discusses Sister Novelists Click here to order a signed copy! Francine Mathews. Death on a Win…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Peter Lovesey
Tue Dec 6 @ 1:00pm
Dec
6
Tue
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Peter Lovesey discusses Showstopper Click here to order! Peter Lovesey. Showstopper (Soho Press, $27.95 unsigned). The cast and crew of a hit British TV show are rumored to be cursed—but are thes…
VIRTUAL EVENT: J Todd Scott and Phillip Fracassi
Wed Dec 7 @ 7:00pm
Dec
7
Wed
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J Todd Scott discusses The Flock click here to order Phillip Fracassi discusses A Child Alone With Strangers Click here to order J Todd Scott. The Flock (Thomas & Mercer, $15.95 unsigned). From J.…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Hannah Morrissey
Wed Dec 7 @ 5:00pm
Dec
7
Wed
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Hannah Morrissey discusses The Widowmaker Click here to order Hannah Morrissey. The Widowmaker (St Martins Press, $27.99 Signed) A wealthy family shrouded in scandal; a detective tasked with solv…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Marc Cameron and Peter Kirsanow
Thu Dec 8 @ 5:00pm
Dec
8
Thu
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Marc Cameron discusses Tom Clancy: Red Winter Click here to order! Peter Kirsanow discusses W.E.B. Griffin's The Devil's Weapons Click here to order! Marc Cameron. Tom Clancy: Red Winter (Putnam…
LIVE: Steven Hartov
Thu Dec 8 @ 7:00pm
Dec
8
Thu
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Steven Hartov discusses The Last of the Seven Click here to order a signed copy! Steven Hartov. The Last of the Seven (Hanover, $26.99 Signed) A spellbinding novel of World War II based on the li…
LIVE: Eileen Brady and Rosemary Simpson
Sat Dec 10 @ 2:00pm
Dec
10
Sat
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A Special Holiday Tea Party! Eileen Brady discusses Last But Not Leashed click here to order a signed copy! Rosemary Simpson discusses Death at the Falls click here to order a signed copy! Eilee…
Croak and Dagger Book Discussion Group
Sat Dec 10 @ 5:00pm
Dec
10
Sat
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Book Discussion Group
The Croak and Dagger Book Discussion Group Special Holiday Party! Please join us live or virtually via Zoom (email Patrick King at pat@poisonedpen.com for a zoom invite). Alexandra Benedict. The…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Sam Sykes
Sun Dec 11 @ 4:00pm
Dec
11
Sun
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Sam Sykes discusses Three Axes to Fall Click here to order a signed copy! Sam Sykes. Three Axes to Fall (Orbit, $19.99 Signed). A deal struck in a dark place set an outlaw mage on the path to rev…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Stephen Spotswood
Sun Dec 11 @ 5:30pm
Dec
11
Sun
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Stephen Spotswood discusses Secrets Typed in Blood click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube CLICK HERE to view on Facebook Stephen Spotswood. Secrets Typed in Blood (Knopf, $27.00 Signe…
Hank Schwaeble, Weston Ochse and Yvonne Navarro
Thu Dec 15 @ 6:00pm
Dec
15
Thu
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Hank Schwaeble discusses Moonless Nocturne: Tales of Dark Fantasy & Horror Noir Click here to order a signed copy! Weston Ochse and Yvonne Navarro discuss Aliens Vs. Predators: Rift War Click here to…
Hardboiled Discussion Group
Thu Dec 15 @ 7:00pm
Dec
15
Thu
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The Hardboiled Discussion Group The Chill by Ross MacDonald Click here to order! A special edition of The Chill by Ross Macdonald. Featuring an introduction by James Ellroy. In The Chill a distra…
Sci-Friday Book Discussion Group
Fri Dec 16 @ 7:00pm
Dec
16
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Sci-Friday Book Discussion Group This group meets in-person and virtually on Zoom. Please email pat@poisonedpen.com for an invitation. We welcome new members. Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara and the Sun (Kn…
LIVE EVENT: Scarlett St. Clair
Thu Dec 22 @ 6:00pm
Dec
22
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Scarlett St Clair discusses Queen of Myth and Monsters Click here to order a signed copy! Scarlett St Clair. Queen of Myth of Monsters (Sourcebooks, $25.99 hc, $17.99 trade pbk) The next book in t…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Carole Johnstone
Tue Jan 3 @ 1:00pm
Jan
3
Tue
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Carole Johnston discusses The Blackhouse click here to order! The virtual program can be viewed online here: Facebook Youtube Carol Johnstone. The Blackhouse (Scribner, $28.00 unsigned). From the…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Jayne Ann Krentz
Thu Jan 5 @ 6:00pm
Jan
5
Thu
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Jayne Ann Krentz discusses Sleep No More click here to order a signed copy! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube CLICK HERE to view on Facebook Jayne Ann Krentz. Sleep No More (Berkley, $28.00 signed). N…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Brad Meltzer
Sun Jan 8 @ 4:00pm
Jan
8
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Brad Meltzer discusses The Nazi Conspiracy click here to order signed copy! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube CLICK HERE to view on Facebook Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. The Nazi Conspiracy: The Sec…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Michael Bennett
Mon Jan 9 @ 2:00pm
Jan
9
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Michael Bennett discusses Better the Blood click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube CLICK HERE to view on Facebook Michael Bennett. Better the Blood (Grove Atlantic, $27.00 unsigned). n…
LIVE EVENT: Peter Blauner
Mon Jan 9 @ 7:00pm
Jan
9
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Peter Blauner discusses Picture in the Sand click here to order a signed copy! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube Click HERE to view on Facebook Peter Blauner. Picture in the Sand (St Martins Press, $…
LIVE EVENT: Mary Kubica and Jennifer Herrera
Tue Jan 10 @ 7:00pm
Jan
10
Tue
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Mary Kubica discusses Just the Nicest Couple click here to order a signed copy! Jennifer Herrera discusses The Hunter click here to order a signed copy CLICK HERE to view on Youtube Click HERE to vi…
VIRTUAL EVENT: Iris Yamashita
Wed Jan 11 @ 5:00pm
Jan
11
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Iris Yamashita discusses City Under One Roof click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube CLICK HERE to view on Facebook Iris Yamashita. City Under One Roof (FSG, $27.00). A stranded detec…
LIVE EVENT: Stacy Willingham
Thu Jan 12 @ 7:00pm
Jan
12
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Stacy Willingham discusses All the Dangerous Things click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube Click HERE to view on Facebook Stacy Willingham. All the Dangerous Things (St Martins, $27.9…
LIVE EVENT: Preston & Child
Tue Jan 17 @ 7:00pm
Jan
17
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Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child discuss The Cabinet of Dr Leng Click here to order a signed copy! Doug Preston will be here live and Linc will be joining us virtually. Douglas Preston and Linco…
VIRTUAL EVENT: P.J. Tracy
Wed Jan 18 @ 5:00pm
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P.J. Tracy discusses The Devil You Know click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube CLICK HERE to view on Facebook P.J. Tracy. The Devil You Know (St Martins Press, $27.99 signed). Darknes…
LIVE EVENT: Thomas Perry
Wed Jan 18 @ 7:00pm
Jan
18
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Thomas Perry discusses Murder Book click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube Click HERE to view on Facebook Thomas Perry. Murder Book (Norton/Mysterious Press, $26.95 signed). An ex-cop t…
LIVE EVENT: Kate Alice Marshall
Thu Jan 19 @ 7:00pm
Jan
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Kate Alice Marshall discusses What Lies In The Woods click here to order! CLICK HERE to view on Youtube Click HERE to view on Facebook Kate Alice Marshall. What Lies In The Woods (Flatiron Books, …
Croak and Dagger Book Discussion Group
Sat Jan 21 @ 10:30am
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21
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The Croak and Dagger Book Discussion Group Please join us live or virtually via Zoom (email Patrick King at pat@poisonedpen.com for a zoom invite). Jean Hanff Korelitz. The Plot ** NEW YORK TIMES BE…
Richard Paul Evans
Mon Dec 5 @ 6:30pm
Dec
5
Mon
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Richard Paul Evans discusses A Christmas Memory Click here to order a signed copy! Richard Paul Evans. A Christmas Memory (Simon & Schuster, $17.99). From the #1 New York Times bestselling author …
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21
A Cozy Quartet!

A Historical Mystery Quartet

 

Jennifer Ashley

Amanda Flower 

Anna Lee Huber

Andrea Penrose

 

Hosted by John Charles

 

Jennifer Ashley. The Secret of Bow Lane (Berkley, $17.00).

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In Victorian-era London, amateur sleuth and cook Kat Holloway must solve a murder to claim an inheritance she didn’t know she had in a riveting new historical mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Death at the Crystal Palace

 

A stranger who appears on Kat's doorstep turns out to be one Charlotte Bristow, legal wife of Joe Bristow, the man Kat once believed herself married to—who she thought died at sea twelve years ago. Kat is jolted by Charlotte’s claims that not only was Joe murdered, but he had amassed a small fortune before he died. Charlotte makes the cook an offer she cannot refuse—if Kat can discover the identity of Joe's murderer, Charlotte will give her a share of the fortune Joe left behind. 

 

With the help of Daniel McAdam, her attractive and charismatic confidante, Kat plunges into her own past to investigate. When it becomes apparent that the case of Joe’s death goes far deeper than simple, opportunistic theft, Kat and Daniel's relationship is put to the test, and Kat herself comes under scrutiny as her connection to Joe is uncovered. She must race to catch the real killer before she loses her job and possibly her life.

 

Amanda Flower. Because I Could Not Stop for Death (Berkley, $17.00)

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Emily Dickinson and her housemaid, Willa Noble, realize there is nothing poetic about murder in this first book in an all-new series from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Amanda Flower.

 

January 1855 Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when it was pouring rain on the day of her ever-important job interview at the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts. When she arrived late, disheveled with her skirts sodden and filthy, she'd lost all hope of being hired for the position. As the housekeeper politely told her they'd be in touch, Willa started toward the door of the stately home only to be called back by the soft but strong voice of Emily Dickinson. What begins as tenuous employment turns to friendship as the reclusive poet takes Willa under her wing. 

 

Tragedy soon strikes and Willa's beloved brother, Henry, is killed in a tragic accident at the town stables. With no other family and nowhere else to turn, Willa tells Emily about her brother’s death and why she believes it was no accident. Willa is convinced it was murder. Henry had been very secretive of late, only hinting to Willa that he'd found a way to earn money to take care of them both. Viewing it first as a puzzle to piece together, Emily offers to help, only to realize that she and Willa are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse that reveals corruption in Amherst that is generations deep. Some very high-powered people will stop at nothing to keep their profitable secrets even if that means forever silencing Willa and her new mistress....

 

Anna Lee Huber. A Certain Darkness (Berkley, $16.95).

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Set in Downton Abbey-era post-war England, and featuring indomitable heroine Verity Kent, this action-packed series from Anna Lee Huber, USA Today bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries, is a treat for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Susan Ella MacNeal. Historical mystery fans will “savor the intricate plotting and captivating details of the era.” (Library Journal).

 

“WWI buffs will love the in-depth historical detail.” –Publishers Weekly

 

March 1920: Life has turned unsettlingly quiet for former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney. But even that false calm is about to end. As threats remain, the French authorities soon request Sidney’s help with a suspect who claims to have proof of treason—shortly before she is assassinated. And Verity, too, is called to investigate a mystery . . .

 

The murder of a Belgian lawyer aboard a train seems at first to be a simple case of revenge. But the victim was connected to British Intelligence, and possessed papers detailing the sinking of a gold-laden German ship during the war.

 

As Verity and Sidney dig deeper, they discover their cases are intertwined—and a lethal adversary persists. Officially, the Great War may be over, but this is a battle of nerves and wits they cannot afford to lose . . .

 

Praise for Anna Lee Huber’s Penny for Your Secrets

 

“A historical mystery to delight fans of Agatha Christie or Daphne du Maurier.” —Bookpage

 

“Stellar mystery . . . a great read for fans of the series and all who enjoy Downton Abbey-era fiction.” —Booklist

 

Andrea Penrose. Murder at the Serpentine Bridge (Kensington, $27.00).

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USA Today bestselling author Andrea Penrose’s atmospheric mystery series sends newlywed sleuths, Lady Charlotte and the Earl of Wrexford, beyond the glittering ballrooms and salons of Regency London and through a web of international intrigue to save loved ones from harm...

 

“[Penrose] mixes well thought out mysteries, early forensic science, great details of the era and a slow burning attraction creating a compulsive read.” —The New York Public Library on the Wrexford & Sloan Mystery series

 

Charlotte, now the Countess of Wrexford, would like nothing more than a summer of peace and quiet with her new husband and their unconventional family and friends. Still, some social obligations must be honored, especially with the grand Peace Celebrations unfolding throughout London to honor victory over Napoleon.

 

But when Wrexford and their two young wards, Raven and Hawk, discover a body floating in Hyde Park’s famous lake, that newfound peace looks to be at risk. The late Jeremiah Willis was the engineering genius behind a new design for a top-secret weapon, and the prototype is missing from the Royal Armory’s laboratory. Wrexford is tasked with retrieving it before it falls into the wrong hands. But there are unsettling complications to the case—including a family connection.

 

Soon, old secrets are tangling with new betrayals, and as Charlotte and Wrexford spin through a web of international intrigue and sumptuous parties, they must race against time to save their loved ones from harm—and keep the weapon from igniting a new war …

 

 

 

Date
September 21
Time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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