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Well, 2017 is here!! Let’s make it a great year with more signings, more new authors to meet and a great and active book club. Here’s to good health, wealth and happiness to all!

Remember, it’s always fun at the Carnival! –Anne

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SPECIAL EVENT:
DOUGLAS PRESTON, Lost City of the Monkey God

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(Note: When ordering ticket, select ‘Pick up at Book Carnival’ to avoid additional ‘shipping’ charges)

Sunday, January 8, 3:00 P.M. Doors will open at 2:00 P.M.
Off site event at Chapman University, Beckman Hall, Orange CA
Copy of the book included as well as light refreshments – please come early to enjoy. Parking for the event will be reached off Walnut Street (underground) with escalator up to campus level. Look for Book Carnival banners!

Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 714-538-3210!

 

INGRID THOFT
Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 P.M.
DUPLICITY

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Toxic family secrets again threaten Fina Ludlow’s future in Thoft’s fourth outing for the dynamic Boston PI. As the fiercely independent Fina tries to figure out whether to make a deeper commitment to police detective Cristian Menendez, a single dad, she’s distracted by the return of her black sheep brother, Rand, who sexually abused his teenage daughter, Haley. Meanwhile, paterfamilias Carl Ludlow, who runs the powerhouse personal-injury firm that employs Fina as an investigator and her siblings as lawyers, seems far less concerned about Haley’s precarious well-being than a case centered on the born-again evangelical Covenant Rising Church, with which the daughter of a very old flame of his has become deeply involved.

TERRY SHAMES
Saturday, January 14, 2:00 P.M.
THE UNSETTLING CRIME OF SAMUEL CRADDOCK

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In this prequel, set possibly during the 1970s, the Jarrett Creek Fire Department is called to douse a house fire on the outskirts of town,where they discover a grisly scene: five young black people have been murdered. Newly appointed chief of police Samuel Craddock, just back from a stint in the Air Force, finds himself an outsider in the investigation headed by the Texas Highway Patrol. He takes an immediate dislike to John Sutherland, a racist trooper who seems to be jumping to conclusions about the case. Craddock’s fears are realized when, citing dubious evidence, Sutherland abruptly arrests the upstanding Truly Bennet, a black man Craddock knows and respects. Craddock uncovers leads pointing in another direction and is faced with a choice that will define him as a lawman. Note: Kim Fay, author of The Map of Lost Memories interview Terry Shames.

TWO AUTHORS
Sunday, January 15, 2:00 P.M.


THE OLD MAN
THOMAS PERRY

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To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughters he keeps in touch with over the phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don’t have multiple drivers’ licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the county and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. Now Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape. And he will come face-to-face with an Afghan veteran-turned-agent who plays the game not unlike his younger self.


DEAD IS BEST
JO PERRY

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Charlie and Rose are back in their much anticipated new adventure. Charlie’s step daughter lies dying on the beach. She needs help. Some serious help. But how did she get there and what on earth can a dead guy and his dead dog do? Plenty as it turns out! As Charlie and Rose ride to the rescue in their own unique way it soon becomes clear that the body on the beach is only the beginning.


LANCE CHARNES
Saturday, January 28, 2:30 P.M.
THE COLLECTION

$14.95 Add to cart

Four years ago, what Matt Friedrich learned at work put him in prison. Yesterday, it earned him a job. Tomorrow, it may kill him.

Matt learned all the not-so-legal angles at his old Los Angeles art gallery, until he got caught. He made a load of money doing it – money he poured into the lawyer who worked a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney. Matt’s out on parole, broke and hopelessly in debt with no way out..until a shadowy woman from his past recruits him to find a collection of stolen art that could be worth millions. Now Matt’s in Milan with 20 days to track down something that may not exist; his parole officer doesn’t know he’s left the country, a shady gallerist he tried to send to prison may be out to screw him. Matt’s always been good at being bad, but one slip now could had Matt a return trip to jail … or a long sleep in a shallow grave.

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

SHAKESPEARE AT BOOK CARNIVAL

If you love “The Bard”, then join us for Saturday Morning Shakespeare!! On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 10:00 a.m, the Saturday Morning Shakespeare Reading Group meets to read and discuss one of Shakespeare’s plays.

You are welcome to join – all you have to do is show up!!

WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING SIGNINGS

JEFFREY SIGER, Santorini Caesars

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Thursday, February 2, 7:30 P.M.
ROBERT KNOTT, Robert B. Parker’s Revelation

$27.00 Add to cart


Sunday, February 12, 2:00 P.M.
BETTY WEBB, Desert Vengeance

$15.95 Add to cart


Thursday, February 16, 7:00 P.M.
SCOTT MacDONALD, Saving Investa

$19.95 Add to cart


Saturday, February 25, 11:00 A. M.
JOANNE FLUKE, Banana Cream Pie Murder

$26.00 Add to cart


Saturday, February 25, 2:30 P.M.
JOE LANSDALE, Rusty Puppy (Hap & Leonard)

$26.00 Add to cart


Monday, March 6, 7:00 P.M
JOSEPH BADAL, Dark Angel

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Sunday, March 12, 2:00 P.M.       Date change!!
 STEPHEN MACK JONES, August Snow (debut thriller)
Saturday, March 18, 3:00 P.M.
PETER BLAUNER, Proving Ground

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Saturday, May 20, 3:00 P.M.

Please note that Book Carnival reports sales to the New York Times, Indiebound and SCIBA, which means that when you purchase your books here, it directly helps to promote your favorite authors.

BOOK NEWS

These books will be in shortly after their release day and all will be signed, unless noted below…

  • VICIOUS CIRCLE by C. J. BOX – SIGNED.  Release date March 2017
  • 10,000 LAKES: TALES FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY by William Kent Kreuger, special oversized edition signed by William Kent Kreuger, Steve Hamilton (who wrote the introduction), Libby Fischer Hellman (who wrote the afterward) and Phil Parks (illustrator), published by ASAP Press. Available now. $45.00
  • BUILT TO THRILL, More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler & Dirk Pitt. Not signed; available now. $60 Only 2 Copies Left!

COLLECTIONS

Unusual for Book Carnival, but I am carrying a non-fiction book entitled NEVER AGAIN by Bill C. Weiss – a never before told insight into the 1992 Los Angeles riots by the watch commander at the time of the event. Softcover $16.95.

I have available 24 copies of AGATHA CHRISTIE’S work, black leather bound with gold lettering (too many titles to list here). All are unread and in very good condition. A great gift idea!

For any of you who love Clive Barker’s BOOKS OF BLOOD – I have signed copies, with dust jackets, of Volumes 1 through 6. Some foxing on edges, otherwise very good condition. Artwork on the cover is amazing and was done by Clive Barker!

There are links to four different collections to be found on our Signed Books Page. Inquiries can be emailed to me at info@annesbookcarnival.com or call to 714-538-3210. Lists will be updated weekly as far as sales are concerned.

BOOK CONVENTIONS

MARCH 16-19, 2017, Left Coast Crime 2017, Honolulu, HI
Lifetime Achievement: Faye & Jonathan Kellerman; GOH: Dana Stabenow; GOH: Colin Cotterill; Toastmaster: Laurie R. King
JULY 2017 (dates to be determined), Longmire Days, held in Buffalo, WY.
For updates, ‘like’ the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce website.
SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2017, Bouchercon 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian GOH: Louise Penny; US GOH: Megan Abbott; International GOH: Christopher Brookmyre; B’Con4Kids GOH: Chris Brabenstein
MARCH 22-25, 2018, Left Coast Crime 2018, Reno, Nevada
SEPTEMBER 6-9, 2018, Bouchercon 2018, St. Petersburg, FL
MARCH 28-31, 2019, Left Coast Crime 2019, Vancouver, British Columbia
SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2019, Bouchercon 2019, Dallas, TX

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