Jim C. Hines Signing at Parkview
Saturday. August 10 at 2pm
We are thrilled to welcome Hugo Award-winning fantasy author Jim C. Hines back to the Parkview store! The second book in Jim's new "Magic Ex Libris" series. Codex Born, will be released on August 6 nd Jim will be visiting just a few days later. The first book in the series, Libriomancer, will be out in paperback at the same time.
"Five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg discovered the art of libriomancy, allowing him to reach into books to create things from their pages. Gutenberg's power brought him many enemies, and some of those enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which begins with the brutal slaughter of a wendigo in the northern Michigan town of Tamarack, a long-established werewolf territory. Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is part of the Porters, an organization founded by Gutenberg to protect the world from magical threats. Isaac is called in to investigate the killing, along with psychiatrist Nidhi Shah and dryad Lena Greenwood. Born decades ago from the pages of a pulp fantasy novel, Lena was created to be the ultimate fantasy woman, strong and deadly, but shaped by the needs and desires of her companions. Her powers are unique, and Gutenberg's enemies hope to use those powers for themselves. But their plan could unleash a far darker evil... "
We'll have copies of Codex Born hot off the presses, and all of Jim's books, available for sale and signing.
D.E. Johnson Signing at Portage District Library
Thursday, September 5 at 6:30pm
Join us to launch D.E. (Dan) Johnson's fourth historical mystery, Detroit Shuffle at the Portage District Library!
Will Anderson inadvertently breaks up a key suffrage rally when he thwarts a gunman set on killing his lover, Elizabeth Hume. No one else saw the man, and Elizabeth believes he hallucinated the entire incident, a side effect of the radium “treatment” he received at Eloise Hospital. She asks him to sit on the sidelines while she and her companions try to get the women’s suffrage amendment passed by Michigan voters. Instead, Will sets out to protect Elizabeth and prove his sanity, but no one believes Will, including his former ally, Detective Riordan, who not only is unwilling to help, but seems to have secrets of his own.
Dan will give a presentation and reading of his new book. We'll have all of his books available for sale and signing.
Mystery Authors William Kent Krueger, Libby Fischer Hellman & Cara Black Signing
Friday, September 6 at 1pm
Join us at our Parkview store for an afternoon with three acclaimed mystery writers.
William Kent Krueger's new "Cork O'Connor" novel is Tamarack County - "As a blizzard swells just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural road. After days without any leads, the search-and-rescue team, assisted by O'Connor, has little hope of finding her alive, if at all. Early on, Cork notices small details about the woman's disappearance that tell a disturbing story."
"On the eve of the Cuban Revolution, headstrong 18-year-old Francesca Pacelli flees from her ruthless Mafia-boss father in Havana to the arms of her lover, a rebel fighting with Fidel Castro." Thus begins Libby Fischer Hellman's new thriller, Havana Lost a saga that spans three generations of the same family. Decades later, the family is lured back to Cuba by the promise of untold riches. But pursuing those riches brings danger as well as opportunity."
Cara Black's latest mystery featuring Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc, Murder Below Montparnasse, involves a long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother's blood vendetta, and a Soviet secret that's been buried for 80 years.
Mystery fans. don't miss this chance to meet Kent, Libby, and Cara! It'll be a great afternoon of mystery and thrills and we'll have all of their books available for sale and signing.
Visitors to the Parkview store should note that due to the new bus stops in front of the store, we HIGHLY recommend that you park behind the store. Take Barnard (off Parkview) to Book Alley and park in our lot.