Book Carnival

Events

FOUR AUTHORS, AT THREE TIMES, IN ONE DAY!
Saturday, April 5
11:00am
The Color of Light
WENDY HORNSBY
The Color of Light,
a Maggie McGowan Mystery
1:00pm
Murder on Bamboo Lane
NAOMI HIRAHARA
Murder on Bamboo Lane
1:00pm
Ghost of a Gamble
SUE ANN JAFFARIAN
Ghost of a Gamble
4:00pm
The Lincoln Myth
STEVE BERRY
Lincoln Myth Discussion--
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Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen learns the hard way that going home again can be deadly. While clearing out her deceased father's desk, Maggie discovers that he had locked away potential evidence (an old home movie) in a brutal unsolved murder thirty years earlier that rocked the close-knit community where she grew up. When she begins to ask questions of family and old friends, it quickly becomes clear that there are people in that seemingly peaceful university town who will go to lethal lengths to prevent the truth from coming out. Bike cop Ellie Rush dreams of becoming a homicide detective, but it's still a shock when the first dead body she encounters on the job is that of a former college classmate. Ellie becomes tangled in the investigation of the coed's murder-with equal parts help and hindrance from her nosy best friend, her over-involved ex-boyfriend, a smoldering detective, and seemingly everyone else in her extended family, only to uncover secrets that a killer may go to any lengths to ensure stay hidden. When Emma gets word of a sticky spirit problem in Las Vegas, she and the ghost of Granny Apples hit the road for Sin City. The spooked one is Dolly, a former showgirl. Dolly is haunted by Lenny, a dead Vegas hood worried about an aging mobster named Nemo coming after the leggy old bombshell. Dolly's playing dumb, but Emma's making a blind bet that she knows more about Nemo than she admits. When Nemo is found dead, Dolly goes missing-and lands herself on a short list of suspects. September 1861:
All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln.

The present: In a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence.

 


WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING SIGNINGS!

JOHN LESCROART, The Keeper, a Dismas Hardy book
Friday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.

CRAIG JOHNSON, Any Other Name  
Friday, May 16, 2:00 p.m.

THREE AUTHORS!
KWEI QUARTEY, Murder at Cape Three Points
DAVID PUTNAM, The Disposables
MICHAEL KIRKORIAN, Southside

Saturday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.
 


MATTHEW QUIRK, The Directive: A Novel
Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m.

TWO AUTHORS, TWO TIMES!  
Saturday, June 7

DAVID FREED, Voodoo Ridge, a Cordell Logan adventure
11:00 a.m.   

TERRY HAYES, I Am Pilgrim (Interviewed by David Freed) 
3:00 p.m.
I have recently finished reading this and found it to be the most compelling thriller that I have read in a very long time! It's very today, hard to put down, complex, and yet written in a way that kept the story and the characters so real and so interesting--this is not a book that you want to miss!



JERI WESTERSON, Cup of Blood, a Crispin Guest prequel
Sunday, July 27, 3:00 p.m.

C.J. BOX, Shots Fired
Date & Time TBD

T. JEFFERSON PARKER, Full Measure
Mid-September, Exact Date & Time TBD    
I had the privilege of reading this book early on and it is wonderful! Parker fans will not be disappointed!

BRAD PARKS, The Player
Wednesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.
Parks is the only author to win the Shamus, Nero and Lefty awards.


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)!

Magazines
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.