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February is proving to be a really busy month both in the store and out of it! Check out all the great authors coming our way, not only in February but for several months ahead. Also for latest news check out our website at annesbookcarnival.com for things that pop up during the month. That way you won’t have to wait until the next newsletter to know what’s happening!

Book Carnival will be closed on Saturday, February 18 while we are at the South County Pet Expo and Dog-A-Palooza, selling books for W. Bruce Cameron, author of A Dog’s Purpose. It’s a free event with lots of animals for adoption, demonstrations and products – come out and join in the fun!

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

JEFFREY SIGER
Thursday, February 2, 7:30 P.M.
SANTORINI CAESARS

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When a young demonstrator is publicly singled out and assassinated by highly trained killers in the heart of protest-charged Athens, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaidis is convinced the killing was meant not to take out a target, but as a message. A message from whom? To whom? And why? Kaldis’ search for answers leads him and his team to the breathtakingly beautiful island of Santorini, heralded in legend as the lost island of Atlantis, and to eavesdrop on a hush-hush gathering of Greece’s top military leaders looking to come up with their own response to the overwhelming crises and uncertainties their country faces. Is it a coup d’etat, or something else? Greece is no stranger to violence upending duly elected governments and the answer is by no means clear. As suspects emerge and international intrigues evolve, the threat of another, far more dramatic assassination grows ever more likely – as does the realization that only Kaidis can stop it.

ROBERT KNOTT
Sunday, February 12, 2:00 P.M.
RBP’S REVELATION

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Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black’s murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. Square-jawed, handsome, and built like a muscled thoroughbred stallion, Driggs manages to intimidate everyone inside the prison walls, including the upstart young warden. In a haunting twist of fate, Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts are suddenly on the loose – and it’s up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives.

BETTY WEBB
Thursday, February 16, 7:00 P.M.
DESERT VENGEANCE

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Lena Jones, a Scottsdale, AZ PI and former policewoman is waiting for Brian Wycoff on his release from prison. Wycoff, who raped Lena when she was a nine-year-old in foster care, has served 25 years for his crimes against children. Lena intends to stalk him and inform his new neighbors of his past, but she alters her plans after Wycoff’s wife is shot dead and he flees to the farm owned by his sister and her family. When Wycoff is subsequently maimed and murdered, Lena agrees to investigate on behalf of the woman arrested for the crime. Her inquiries and the way her moral decisions affect her make for compelling reading. Webb offers fans the profound pleasure of watching Lena mature as she comes one step closer to understanding and accepting her difficult past, while providing new readers with an introduction to this strong and genuinely likable character.

SCOTT MacDONALD
Saturday, February 25, 11:00 A.M.
SAVING INVESTA (non-fiction)

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It was the biggest investment in the history of Morgan Stanley’s $100 billion real estate fund business; it was one of the largest deals in the history of Australian property. In 2007, Morgan Stanley bought Investa Property Trust for more than $6.5 billion. In less than a year, the investment was in trouble. Scott MacDonald, an American CEO with no prior experience in Australia, agreed to meet with the Investa and Morgan Stanley executives in Sydney for one week in 2008. He returned home more than 5 years later after guiding Investa through its perilous journey to survival. The company moved from crisis to crisis from 2008 through 2012, sometimes avoiding insolvency by hours. The drama of corporate survival is played against the backdrop of the global financial crisis.

MacDonald’s career includes an amazing range of experiences from fortune telling, street sweeper and corporate CEO. Using stories and anecdotes from every stage of his life, the Investa story is personalized and so much more than a business memoir.

JOANNE FLUKE
Saturday, February 25, 2:30 P.M.
BANANA CREAM PIE MURDER

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Please join Book Carnival and author Joanne Fluke for the ONLY signing event to be held in Southern California before Joanne leaves on her BANANA CREAM PIE MURDER tour!!

After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah’s eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother’s neighbor is found murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her short time in town – and had made many enemies during that time. Did a random intruder murder the woman as the police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah works her way through countless suspects, as well as a few problems of her own, solving this crime – and living to tell about it – might prove trickier than she had thought.

 

 

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

JOE LANSDALE, Rusty Puppy (Hap & Leonard)

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Monday, March 6, 7:00 P.M
ANNE CLEELAND, Murder In All Honor

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Saturday, March 11, 2:00 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)

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Saturday, March 18, 3:00 P.M.
MATTHEW QUIRK, Dead Man’s Switch

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Saturday, April 15, 3:00 P.M.
ANN CLEEVES, Cold Earth (Shetland/Jimmy Perez)
Books written by Ann Cleeves are the inspiration for the popular PBS shows Vera and Shetland.

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Saturday, April 22, 2:00 P.M.
BARON R. BIRTCHER, South California Purples

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Sunday, May 7, 2:00 P.M.
LAUNCH PARTY!!
PETER BLAUNER, Proving Ground

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Saturday, May 20, 3:00 P.M.
THOMAS PLUCK, Bad Boy Boogie

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ERIC BEETNER, The Devil At Your Door

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JOSH STALLINGS, Young Americans

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NOLAN KNIGHT, The Neon Lights Are Veins

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DANNY GARDNER, A Negro and An Ofay

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Sunday, May 21, 2:00 P.M.
TAMMY KAEHLER, Kiss The Bricks

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JAMES ZISKIN, Cast The First Stone

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Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 P.M.
WILLIAM KENT KREUGER, Sulfer Springs

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Saturday, September 16, 2:00 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…

 

  • THE NOWHERE MAN by GREGG HURWITZ – JUST ARRIVED! Gregg would love to be with us, but is working on three different scripts – simultaneously! Will be back with us next year for his next book!
  • VICIOUS CIRCLE by C. J. BOX – JUST ARRIVED
  • NORSE MYTHOLOGY by NEIL GAIMAN – JUST ARRIVED – not signed.

COLLECTIONS

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.

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 7-9, 2017, Longmire Days, held in Buffalo, WY. DATES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
For updates, ‘like’ the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce website.
OCTOBER 12-15, 2017, Bouchercon 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada    CORRECTED DATE!
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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