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December, and whether you are ready or not, the holidays are almost here! Let’s spread as much joy as we can this season – so many need it! And however you celebrate this holiday time – good wishes, love and safety towards you all!

Book Carnival will be closed on December 7; will also close at 2:00 p.m, on December 17 for a family reunion weekend as well as closed all day on December 24 & 25 and December 31 & January 1, 2017!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!     P.S. Don’t forget the GIFT CARDS  stocking stuffers and for those people who want to pick out their own book!

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

Saturday, December 3, 2:00 P.M.

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In Cleeland’s latest Scotland Yard adventure, Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle realizes that several apparently unrelated murders are actually “containment” murders – murders to contain an ominous scandal that could reach into the highest levels at the CID. In the process of tracking down the killers, however, she comes to the unsettling realization that Chief Inspector Acton has committed a containment murder or two of his own.

Champagne and cookies to celebrate!!

Sunday, December 4, 2:00 P.M.

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A skillfully woven journey into the lives of the Littlebird family, who are struggling with the decisions of life. The author paints a beautiful world full of realistic characters you either already know, or want to know; they are a joy, making you laugh and cry. This tale is presented through the eyes of a 12-year-old Native American girl who loves her grandfather and racing go-carts.

Norman is a very versatile author who has also published Black Water (a cult thriller) and WW3-The Lizard War (a sci-fi thriller).

This is a launch party for Bobby – please come and help him celebrate!!

Saturday, December 10, 2:00 P.M.

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Anthony Award-winner Coyle’s gripping third Rick Cahill novel finds the vulnerable, well-meaning La Jolla, CA, PI in fear of losing his house to a bank foreclosure. Even worse, the town’s police chief, Tony Moretti, is preparing to arrest Rick for murder in a case involving a missing person as soon as he gets enough evidence. Meanwhile, singer Brianne Colton hires Cahill to prove that her police officer husband, Jim, didn’t commit suicide but was murdered. Jim didn’t trust Moretti, which puts Cahill in a tough position. The detective must also contend with criminal lawyer Alan Rankin, who once took a beating from Cahill. A kick in the nose from Rankin’s assistant, mixed martial arts-expert Miranda Jennings, is a reminder that Rankin hasn’t forgiven Cahill, though Miranda later provides some unexpected help in the Colton case. The deck is stacked against Cahill, but he comes up trumps by the end of the satisfying hard-boiled adventure.




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!!



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Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 P.M.
LAUNCH PARTY – come help Ingrid celebrate!
Note: Ingrid is the winner of the 2016 Shamus Award!
TERRY SHAMES, An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock

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Saturday, January 14, 2:00 P.M.
Terry will be interviewed by KIM FAY, author of The Map of Lost Memories

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JO PERRY, Dead Is Best

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Sunday, January 15, 2:00 P.M.
ROBERT KNOTT, Robert B. Parker’s Revelation

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Sunday, February 12, time TBD
JOE LANSDALE, Rusty Puppy (Hap & Leonard)

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Monday, March 6, evening event; time TBD
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.


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

  • THE SIXTH IDEA by P. J. Tracy-release August 2016 – Monkeewrench is back!!!! This book should be in shortly-had to send to authors for signing, then back to BC.
  • 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!


Signed copy of END OF WATCH by STEPHEN KING $250

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.


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
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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