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Saturday, March 7, 2:00 P.M.
THE EVIL MEN DO
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When Detective P. T. Marsh and his partner Remy Morgan are asked to investigate the suspicious death of a local real estate baron, it’s easy for them to ame a list of suspects: violent neighbors, a wronged ex-wife and an escort, all of whom have reasons to want the man dead. But as they dig into the case, it becomes clear the death was not an isolated case of revenge–and may be part of a dark web of crimes connected to the accident that killed P.T.’s wife and son a few years earlier. P. T. begins to veer dangerously off track as his search for clues brings him into a seedy criminal underworld where a man’s good deeds turn out to be more dangerous than his worst crimes.
Saturday, March 21, 2:00 P.M.
Jennifer Chow NEW DATE WILL BE MAY 23
MIMI GETS A CLUE
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Tori Eldridge NEW DATE WILL BE MAY 23
THE NINJA DAUGHTER
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This book is an action-packed thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja with Joy Luck Club family issues who fights the Los Angeles Ukrainian mob, sex trafficers and her own family to save two desperate women and an innocent child. After her sister is raped and murdered, Lily Wong dedicates her life and ninja skills to the protection of women. But her mission is complicated-not only does she live above the Chinese restaurant owned by her Norwegian father and inspired by the recipes of her Chinese mother, but she has to hide her true self from her tiger mom, who is already disappointed in her less-than-feminine ways. But when a woman and her son she escorted safely to an abused women’s shelter returns home to dangerous consequences, Lily is forced to team up with a mysterious and very lethal stranger to rescue them
Sunday, March 22, 3:00 P.M. NEW DATE WILL BE MAY 2
Margot Kinberg LAUNCH PARTY!! LAUNCH PARTY!!
A MATTER OF MOTIVE
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Saturday, March 28, 2:00 P.M.
Jeri Westerson NEW DATE WILL BE MAY 9
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Jeff Chase got caught up in a little supernatural trouble back east a few month back. Getting bitten by the First Werewolf was as big as it gets. After a period of adjustment, he returned to his own tea and spice shop in Huntington Beach, CA, to start life over. But more importantly, he wanted to find others of his kind. Afterall werewolves have been around for as long as humans have existed. Turns out they weren’t too happy to be found. The only thing that matters to the pack is their deep roots in the community and he has no pack. Worse yet, he feels they are responsible for a string of murders Jeff seeks help from a local Voodoo coven, but he can’t reveal his secret when he learns werewolves are killed on sight in Haiti where the Voodoo haven comes from.
Laurie Stevens NEW DATE WILL BE MAY 9
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Detective Gabriel McRay investigates a cold case from 1988 involving a missing teenager named Nancy Lewicki. Evidence is sparse, and Gabriel has no leads. Much to his dismay a celebrity psychic, Carmen Jenette, hypes the unsolved case on her television show. Gabriel warns Carmen not to interfere. Meanwhile, strange dreams of water and corpses haunt Gabriel’s sleep. They unnerve him as he plans his wedding to L. A. County Medical Examiner, Dr. Ming Li. When the psychic’s life is threatened, Gabriel connects the dots back to the missing girl and realizes his cold case is burning hot. Someone doesn’t want Nancy found and will kill to keep her hidden.
Sunday, March 29, 3:00 P.M. NEW DATE PENDING
MURDER IN DEEP REGRET
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A shocking death at St. Michael’s Church pitches Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle into a confusing case – one where the motive for the crime is not at all clear, and only becomes less and less so as the investigation unearths a massive criminal enterprise. Why was the murder of such a famous man necessary? And why does Doyle have the sense that the killer had to steel himself to commit the crime? Once again, Doyle has to keep a wary eye on her husband, Chief Inspector Acton, as she ponders these strange events; Acton may protest his innocence, but she knows – in the way that she knows things – that he’s harboring a secret, which does not bode well for her peace of mind.
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MATTHEW QUIRK, Hour of the Assassin
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Saturday, April 18, 3:00 P. M. PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME NEW DATE PENDING
LEE GOLDBERG, Fake Truth
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Sunday, April 26, 2:00 P.M. NEW DATE PENDING
JERI WESTERSON, Sword of Shadows (Crispin Guest)
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Saturday, May 3, 3:00 P.M. NEW DATE PENDING
COREY LYNN FAYMAN, Balast Point Breakdown
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MATT COYLE, Lost Tomorrows
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These books will be in shortly after their release day and all will be signed, unless noted below….
- DEVOTED by Dean Koontz – April 1, 2020
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- THE CITY WE BECAME by N. K. Jemisin – March 24, 2020
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- FAIR WARNING (Jack McEvoy) by Michael Connelly – May 26, 2020
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- 8 PERFECT MURDERS by Peter Swanson – March 3, 2020
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- A PRIVATE CATHEDRAL by James Lee Burke – May 26, 2020
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- If you are looking for something to finish your collection or a special gift, give us a call and we’ll see if we can help 1-800-963-9266.
BC has just acquired a beautiful collection of ZANE GREY (1/31/1872-10/23/1939) books – 70 in all – with matching covers. The books measure 7 3/4 inches high and 5 1/2 inches across with tan and red front and back covers; the spine is red and blue with gold lettering for the title and author. Most are unread, all are in perfect condition. Zane Grey was a much loved author of books depicting the west at an early time; many of his books were made into movies. This would make an awesome gift. For more details call 714-538-3210.
I am in the process of adding a very large, exciting, collection of books to the store. Have about half of the collection done, so be sure to stop in and browse. Exciting treasures await you – it just takes a little looking.
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.
Each time you shop at Book Carnival, a ticket for each book purchased will be dropped in a little basket on the front counter. There will be ten tickets drawn at the monthly book club meeting (that’s the last Wednesday of each month) and the winners’ names will be listed here. They can then stop by the store and choose which prize they want – first come, first served. The catch is the prizes will be wrapped in heavy brown paper and fastened with colorful patterned sticky tape that I just found! It could be something new, something old, nothing borrowed though!
This program has proved so popular with my customers, I have doubled the number of names drawn. We are now giving away TEN items! The drawing was held on Wednesday and the winners for October are: SUSAN BURTON, KATHY BERHMANN, SHARON STEWART, SARAH LEROUX, LYNN SMITH, REBECCA JOHNSON, LILY TANAKEYOUMA, ANNE HANSON, ANNA CULNANE, ROSE BRISCOE.
MARCH 12-15, 2020, Left Coast Crime, San Diego, CA
GOH: Rachel Howzell Hall; GOH: T. Jefferson Parker; Toastmaster: Matt Coyle
OCTOBER 15-18, 2020, Bouchercon 2020, Sacramento, CA
GOH: Scott Turow; Exemplary Body of Work: Walter Mosley; Distinguished GOH: Anne Perry;
Local GOH: Cara Black; Toastmaster: Catriona McPherson
APRIL 8-11, 2021, Left Coast Crome 2021, Albuquerque, NM
AUGUST 26-29, 2021, Bouchercon 2021, New Orleans, LA
SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2022, Bouchercon 2022, Minneapolis, MN