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Just a reminder to check dates and times entered into your calendar for signings – some things have changed, new information added.

We will be having a huge 3 day sale to celebrate the 35 years that Book Carnival has been in business and the 6 years that I have owned the store. Dates for the sale will be Thursday, August 18 through Saturday, August 20. All hardcovers, including consignments, will be 15% off; mystery softcovers 25% off;romance softcovers will be 10 for a $1.  Some surprise giveaways.

Come help us celebrate!

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

TWO BOOKS, THREE AUTHORS
Saturday, August 6, 2:00 P.M.


PSYCHIC DAMAGE
CAROLE SOJKA

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Murder and small-town corruption mingle in sinister ways. In broad daylight, a gunman in a passing car fires six bullets into Antonion Bermudez, a powerful man in the trash disposal business. Computer analyst Eva Stuart, who accidentally overheard a conversation between a city official and another man, knows the killer, but when she confides in Star, a psychic and friend, Star is murdered. Who can she trust now? Eva Stuart, more than a little addicted to psychics for guidance, stumbles across a murder plot with ties to top city officials and her quest for advice puts her life in danger. Toss in Eva’s ex, her ex’s new lover, corrupt cops, dirty councilmen, a kitchen bomb, and lots of wine. What could possibly go wrong?


STRANGE MARKINGS
JANET ELIZABETH LYNN &
WILL ZEILINGER

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The Pacific breezes blow many things in from the ocean. This time it is power, greed, and murder. At the dawn of the television age in 1955, Skylar Drake is called to identify the remains of a fellow movie stuntman found buried in a shallow grave. While there, he is shown mysterious wounds and strange tattoos on two additional bodies. A wealthy Bel Air matron sends her niece to enlist Drake’s help in locating a missing nephew. The search takes him back to pre-statehood Hawaii where he stopped off on his way to the hell of the Korean war. Unexplained deaths, politics, and superstitious locals turn the tropical paradise into a nightmare where nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted. 


MEGAN ABBOTT
Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 P.M.
YOU WILL KNOW ME

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This latest book from best-selling, award-winning Abbott brings us Katie and Eric Knox who have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. For the Knoxes there are no limits – until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold their family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers – about her daughter’s fears and herself – forces her to consider whether there’s any limits to where she’s willing to go to help Devon accomplish her dream.

THREE AUTHORS!!
Saturday August 13, 2:00 p.m.


WITHOUT A DOUBT
NANCY COLE SILVERMAN

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As radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. The situation intensifies when one of the suspects calls the radio station during a live broadcast, baiting Carol deeper into the investigation. In order for her to uncover the truth, Carol must choose between her job and her personal relationships. What started out as coincidence between Carol and Eric becomes a race for the facts-pitting them against one another-before the thieves can pull off a daring escape, leaving a trail of dead bodies behind, and taking the jewels with them. 


SUPPOSE
D. J. ADAMSON

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“What did he want to know about me?”
“If you were still alive.”
Telephone machine blinking RED, meaning, STOP, your day is about to be ruined. Three messages: Donna from the FPD dispatch (and Wikipedia for Frytown gossipers) – Could the mayor be a bigamist?; Oaks Manor Convalescent – your mother’s going to be as good as new; Kenny Liky – I’m dying and want to make a confession. I have proof you killed Cressie. Five years sober, and owner of Discount Liquor, offering the best prices this side of Walmart, the telephone messages don’t threaten Lillian’s sobriety but begin to ruin the new life she created. He’s blackmailing, and maybe bluffing, but she can’t be sure.


PLANTATION SHUDDERS
ELLEN BYRON

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It’s the end of the summer and prodigal daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family’s plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full of guests for the local food festival-elderly honeymooners, the Cajun Cuties, a mysterious stranger from Texas, a couple of hipster lovebirds, and a trio of Georgia frat boys. But when the elderly couple keels over dead within minutes of each other-one from very unnatural causes-Maggie and the others suddenly become suspects in a murder. With the help of Detective Bo Durand, Maggie must investigate to clear her name while holding the family business together at the same time. Decades old secrets and stunning revelations abound in this charming cozy debut, nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne Awards.


FOUR AUTHORS!!
Saturday, August 20, 2:00 P.M.

We are very happy to announce that SHEILA LOWE has us OUTSIDE THE LINES, CONNIE diMARCO shares THE MADNESS OF MERCURY, LINDA O. JOHNSTON reveals a COVERT ALLIANCE and GREGORY HARRIS intrigues with THE DALWICH DESECRATION. Please join us a for fun time when these four take over the microphones!!

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OUTSIDE THE LINES
SHEILA LOWE

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THE MADNESS OF MERCURY
CONNIE diMARCO

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COVERT ALLIANCE
LINDA O. JOHNSTON

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THE DALWICH DESECRATION
GREGORY HARRIS

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SANDRA BROWN
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 P.M.
STING

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Sandra Brown, author of over 65 New York Times bestsellers and named Thriller Master by the International Thriller Writer’s Association, the organization’s top honor, shares with us her latest thriller, STING. Jolting the reader from the first page into a world of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deception, nothing is what it seems and every truth exposes a darker lie. When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a run-down bayou bar, something definitely sparks between them. Unfortunately, romance isn’t in the air; Kinnard is there to kill her. But Kinnard has other plans than what he’s been contracted to do and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen. But the brother’s corrupt boss and the FBI also want the money and the chase is on!

This event will be held at the Orange Public Library, 407 E. Chapman, Orange, CA. Preorders are a MUST because of expected turnout. Ms Brown will sign all books purchased from BC for this event, however she will sign no more than 2 backlist books per customer previously purchased/brought from home. This will be strictly enforced by staff on hand at the signing. Your cooperation in this is greatly appreciated.

TWO AUTHORS
Saturday, August 27, 2:00 P.M.


COURT TROUBLE
MIKE BEFELER

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While Mark Yaeger plays platform tennis at the recreation center with his buddies at night, the lights go out momentarily. When the lights come back on, Manny Grimes is found dead on the adjoining court, having been bashed on the head with a platform tennis paddle. Four people are standing next to Manny’s body on the enclosed court. Mark, who feels indebted to Manny for helping him when he came down with prostrate cancer, talks his buddies into doing some of their own investigation into the four suspects. The initial probing finds all four suspects have suspicious backgrounds and all four have ties to Manny. In the meantime, the city is threatening to close down the platform tennis courts and Mark joins the fray to convince a series of city agencies to keep the courts.


FOR RENT
ERIN HUSS

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Cambria Clyne –  a single mom down on her luck – gets the job as apartment manager at an L.A. apartment complex. But her duties are far from glamorous. Between having to talk to the retired couple in Apt. 22 about their loud bedroom ‘activities’ and babysitting the owner’s man-child, Cambria realizes the job is nothing like she’d imagined. When crimes takes over the community, Cambria puts on her ‘detective’ hat, determined to find the criminals and save her job. Joining her efforts are Chase, the gorgeous, not-so-handy maintenance man and Tom, her one-time-love, baby daddy. As the case unravels and tensions increase, Cambria finds that perhaps she’s been a naive accomplice all along!


MARGARET COEL
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 P.M.
WINTER’S CHILD

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A childless Arapaho couple on the Wind River Reservation find an infant on their doorstep. They care for the child, expecting someone to claim her. Months go by, then years, but no one comes. Myra and Eldon Little Shield fall in love with the child they call Mary Ann. The child is white. Afraid that social services-the white people-will take Mary Ann, they claim she is a foster child. But when she is about to start school, they know they must legally adopt her or face losing her. They take steps to do so but before the process can begin the lawyer helping them is killed. Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley are drawn into the case. Coincidentally, Father John’s niece, Shannon, a doctoral student, arrives at St. Francis Mission to research the captivity story of Elizabeth Fletcher, captured on the plains in 1865 and raised Arapaho. Soon Vicky and Father John realize the the fates of the two white girls, separated by more than a century, are intertwined. As they begin to uncover the truth about how Mary Ann came to the reservation, both must draw upon their wits to save their own lives and defeat a determined killer.

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!

JANE HASELDINE, The Last Time She Saw Him

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JASON OVERSTREET, The Striver’s Row Spy

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Saturday, September 10, 2:00 P.M.
ALEX MARWOOD, The Darkest Secret

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Sunday, September 11, 2:00 P.M.
CRAIG JOHNSON, An Obvious Fact

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**NEW DATE & TIME!!!**
This event will be held at the Orange Public Library

Friday, September 23, 7:30 P.M.
TYLER DILTS, Come Twilight

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Sunday, September 25, 2:00 P.M.
WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER, Manitou Canyon

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SHANNON BAKER, Stripped Bare

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Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 P.M.      DATE CORRECTION
DIANE VALLERE, Masking for Trouble

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GIGI PANDIAN, Artifact

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ELLEN BYRON, Body on the Bayou

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Saturday, October 8, 4:00 P. M.   Please note the time!!
S.M. FREEDMAN, Impact Winter

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NYASIA A. MAIRE, Heretic’s Child

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Saturday, October 15, 3:00 P.M.
NANCY COLE SILVERMAN, Without A Doubt

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D. J. ADAMSON, Suppose

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Sunday, October 16, 2:00 P.M.
ANN PARKER, What Gold Buys

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Saturday, October 22, 2:00 P. M.
ED LIN, Incensed

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Sunday, October 23, 2:00 P.M.
COREY LYNN FAYMAN, Border Field Blues

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ROLAND COLTON, Forever Gentleman,
Saturday, October 29, 3:00 P.M.
TIM HALLINAN, Fields Where They Lay

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Saturday, November 12, 2:00 P.M.
MATT COYLE, Dark Fissures

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Saturday, December 10, 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 Black Widow by Daniel Silva – release date July 2016 NOW AVAILABLE!
  • THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (not signed)  NOW AVAILABLE
  • COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope – Release date is June 2016. **New author & first book in a new series – this book has been near the top of the best seller lists locally as well as nationwide.  Big seller!**JUST IN!!
  • KILLER LOOK by Linda Fairstein – release July 2016  JUST IN!
  • THE JEALOUS KIND by James Lee Burke – release August 2016
  • A TIME OF TORMENT by John Connolly – release August 2016
  • THE SIXTH IDEA by P. J. Tracy-release August 2016 – Monkeewrench is back!!!!
  • CLOSED CASKET by Sophie Hannah – release date September 2016
  • RAZOR GIRL by Carl Hiaasen – release date September 2016
  • TURBO TWENTY-THREE by Janet Evanovich – release date November 2016

COLLECTIONS

For those of you who enjoy Clive Barker and might be missing copies of BOOKS OF BLOOD, I have signed copies, with dust jackets, of Volumes 1 through 6. Some foxing on edges, otherwise very good condition.

Set of 15 black leather bound AGATHA CHRISTIE books (too many titles to list here), with gold lettering for title and author, in lovely condition. Unread. Would look beautiful in your favorite bookcase or on a shelf. Another good gift idea.

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

JULY 5-9, 2016, Thrillerfest XI, Grand Hyatt, New York City, NY|
Special Guests: Heather Graham; C. J. Box
AUGUST 5-7, 2016, Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, N.J.
GOH: Reed Farrel Coleman; Toastmaster: Hilary Davidson
SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2016, Bouchercon 2016, New Orleans, LA.
US Guest of Honor: Harlan Coben; International Guest of Honor: Mo Hayder; Lifetime Achievement: David Morrell
OCTOBER 28-30, 2016, Magna Cum Murder, Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN
GOH: Natasha Cooper
SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2017, Bouchercon 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Guest of Honor: Louise Penny; US Guest of Honor: Megan Abbott; International Guest of Honor: Christopher Brookmyre; B’Con4Kids Guest of Honor: Chris Brabenstein
SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2018, Bouchercon 2018, St. Petersburg, FL
LEFT COAST CRIME 2018 – RENO, NV. DATES TBD
SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2019, Bouchercon 2019, Dallas, TX
LEFT COAST CRIME 2019 – VANCOUVER, BC. DATES TBD

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