INNOCENCE by DEAN KOONTZ -- Order Now!
Monday, December 2--RELEASE DATE
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance-and nothing less than destiny-has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
ALTHOUGH NOT HERE IN PERSON, Dean will be signing and personalizing any books purchased here at Book Carnival!
Friday, December 6, 11:00 a.m.
THE GODS OF GUILT (a Mickey Haller Mystery)
Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.
SUE ANN JAFFARIAN
Saturday, December 7, 2:00 p.m.
SECOND-HAND STIFF (an Odelia Grey Mystery)
Thanksgiving with her fault-finding mother has Odelia Grey stewing in her own juices. But her husband's cousin Ina--who shows up to dinner alone with ugly bruises--clearly has it worse. Things quickly go downhill after Odelia's mother decides to extend her visit a few extra days to attend a storage auction with Ina, who owns a consignment shop. The day of the auction, the thrill of bargain hunting gives way to tragedy when Ina's husband is found inside a storage locker--dead.
Saturday, December 14, 1:00 p.m.
When Rick Cahill meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop grasps at a chance for redemption. But he becomes a suspect in the murder and the target of a police manhunt. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feeling for a woman he can never fully trust.
PHOTO FINISH and KAUAI TEMPATIONS
Photo Finish: Wilson McKenna's newest tenant just saw a dead body being thrown from a plane. Before he knows it he's volunteered to find the plane and its owner--and found more trouble than he's ever seen in his life.
Kauai Temptations: Wilson McKenna ends up with $4,000 in returned checks from an island he's never been to. While tracking down the crook, he's almost arrested for impersonating himself and the woman who trashed his credit turns up dead.
Mara Mann has always hated her cruel boss, but the news he could be a murderer sends them both down a twisted and haunted path. Stone Cold is a captivating psychological thriller set in the idyllic English countryside. In the competitive world of advertising, Charles Dean is a ruthless boss driven by results. When a scandal threatens to ruin his company, he is determined to identify the culprit and handle it his way. Mara Mann has other ideas, and her own reasons for bringing him down.
WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING SIGNINGS!
ROBERT KNOTT, Robert B. Parker's Bull River
Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m.
JULIE KRAMER, Delivering Death
Sunday, January 19, 2:00 p.m.
MICHAEL ROBERTSON, Moriarty Returns a Letter
Sunday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.
TERRI NOLAN, Glass Houses
Saturday, February 8, Time TBD
ROBERT S. LEVINSON, Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
Saturday, February 15, Time TBD
BRUCE DESILVA, Providence Rag
Tuesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.
NAOMI HIRAHARA, Murder on Bamboo Lane
SUE ANN JAFFARIAN, A Granny Apple Mystery
Saturday, April 5, 1:00 p.m.
STEVE BERRY, Lincoln Myth Discussion
Saturday, April 5, 4:00 p.m.
BOOK CARNIVAL SIGNING POLICIES:
I really dislike policies of any kind and 99% of the folks who come to signings are aware of the etiquette involved. But, for those who have just discovered signings and the joy of meeting an author, or for those who might have forgotten, here is a brief reminder:
Coming to hear any author speak, answer questions, etc., is free and all are welcome. However, if you want anything signed from the author's newest book to any other item (including, but not limited to, earlier works, audio books, movie memorabilia, e-readers, comic books, etc.), you must purchase the author's latest book from Book Carnival. It's not easy to set up a signing these days and the publisher requires that we state how many books we expect to sell and the number of people we think will attend the event. If we don't meet these goals, then the publisher may be reluctant to send the author back again or may be hesitant about sending another author.
In addition, you are welcome to bring earlier books to be signed, but if you bring a large quantity, show courtesy to your fellow fans and go through the line 2 or 3 times to get them signed or wait until the end of the line and have the author all to yourself (except for me, of course, who will want the author to sign stock)!
We stock three magazines: Mystery Scene, Deadly Pleasures, and Crimespree. Be sure to check them out when you drop by or we'll be happy to mail them to you.