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Things change rapidly some months and our website gives me the ability to go in and make instant changes to the lineup of authors, the dates etc. So, be sure to check the website at annesbookcarnival.com for the most recent information. But don’t worry – any changes will also show up in the newsletter as well. We start off this month with a couple of delightful cozies, followed by the first book in a new series that is very worth your time and end the month with two strong authors bringing us the latest books in their series. A perfect combination! Mark your calendars and get set to be entertained!

Note: Book Carnival will be closed from June 20 through June 26 while I visit with my newest great-granddaughter in Hawaii!

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

Saturday, June 4, 12:00 P.M.


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When friends take Diega DelValle on an impromptu vacation to Talkeetna, Alaska, they envision a quiet setting in which to give Diega a breather from both teaching and heartbreak. However, even before the friends arrive, this small town on the edge of the Denali National Park becomes a less than idyllic vacation spot. Gail, a Talkeetna native, dies on the mountain. Melissa, Gail’s cousin and a former student of Diega’s, arrives in Talkeetna and raises doubts about the death being accidental. Wanting to support Melissa, Diega and her friends are thrust into an investigation of a small town and its inhabitants – an unsavory pastime that turns deadly.


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Set in the mountain resort town of Knobcone Heights, CA, finds baker and vet technician Carrie Kennersly up to her eyeballs in dogs and disaster. Her brother Neal is attracted to Janelle Blaystone, an LA photographer whose Labrador recently disappeared from an L.A. dog park. Later the dog surfaces at an animal shelter but the woman believed to be the dognapper turns up murdered. Meanwhile, Carrie’s romantic relationship with the verterinarian continues to grow, but several other men take an interest in her.

Saturday, June 4, 3:00 P.M.

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A very exciting first book in a new series by Hamilton and highly recommended! Nick Mason has already spent five years inside a maximum security prison when an offer comes that will grant his release 20 years early. He accepts – but the deal comes at a terrible price. Now, back on the streets, Nick has a new house, a new car, money to burn, and a beautiful roommate. He’s returned to society, but he’s still a prisoner. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, Nice must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal mastermind serving a double life term who runs an empire from his prison cell. Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything – his family, his sanity, and even his life – to finally break free.

Sunday, June 5, 2:00 P.M.


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On a rainy spring day in Los Angeles, homicide detective Elouise ‘Lou’ Norton is called away from a rare lunch date to Bonner Park, where the body of 13 year old Chanita Lords has been discovered. When Lou and partner, Colin Taggert, take on the sad task of informing Chanita’s mother, Lou is surprised to find herself in the apartment building she grew up in. Chanita was interested in photography and, much like Lou, a black girl destined to leave the housing projects behind. Her death fits a chilling pattern of exceptional African-American girls – dancers, artists, Honor scholars – gone missing in the same school district that Lou attended not that long ago. In her personal life, Lou is valiantly trying to make a go of life after her divorce and doing all she can to avoid her long estranged father. She races to catch a serial killer but he remains frustratingly out of reach, sending cryptic cyphers too late to prevent the next death. Kirkus gave this book a starred review and said “Gives voice to a rare figure in crime fiction: a highly complex, full imagined black female detective”.


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Darko Dawson has just been promoted to Chief Inspector in the Ghana Police Service – the promotion even comes with a slight increase in salary. But he doesn’t have long to celebrate because his new boss is transferring him from Accra, Ghana’s capital, out to remote Obusai in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines. Worst of all, when Dawson arrives at the Obusai headquarters, he finds it in complete disarray. The office is a mess of uncatalogued evidence and cold case files, morale is low and discipline among officers is lax. On only his second day on the job, the body of a Chinese mine owner is unearthed in his own gold quarry. As Dawson investigates the case, he quickly learns how dangerous it is to pursue justice in this kingdom of illegal gold mines, where the worse offenders have so much money they have no fear of the law.



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!!


MARTIN LIMON, Ping Pong Heart

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Saturday, July 16, 2:00 P.M.
WARREN EASLEY, Not Dead Enough

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**NEW DATE & TIME!!!**
Sunday, July 17, 2:00 P.M.
ANNE WILSON, Clear To Lift

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Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 P.M.
D. P. LYLE, Deep Six

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Saturday, July 23, 3:00 P.M.
MICHAEL ROBERTSON, Baker Street Jurors

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Sunday, July 24, 2:00 P.M.

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Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 P.M.
MEGAN ABBOTT, You Will Know Me

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Thursday, August 11, 7:30 P.M.
MIKE BEFELER, Court Trouble

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Saturday, August 27, 2:00 P.M.
JANE HAZELDINE, 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!!!**
Friday, September 23, 7:30 P.M.

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SHANNON BAKER, Stripped Bare

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Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 P.M.
MATT COYLE, Dark Fissures
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.


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

  • View From The Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman – release date May 31, 2016
  • Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon – release date late May 2016. This is the first book in a mystery series. I have read everything that Gutcheon has written and thoroughly enjoyed each book. Very excited about this series!
  • Before the Fall by Noah Hawley – release May 31, 2016
  • The Black Widow by Daniel Silva – release date July 2016
  • Collecting The Dead by Spencer Kope – Release date is June 2016. **New author & first book in a new series – you will want this one – it’s great!**
  • Killer Look by Linda Fairstein – release July 2016


Life & Works of Thomas Paine, Patriot’s Edition by William M. Van Der Weyde. Introduction by Thomas Edison. 1925 – Volumes 1-10. Proceeds to be donated to Mensa. $250.00

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.

NEW ITEMS: COUNT ZERO by William Gibson, the author of the Hugo and Nebula award winning Neuromancer. Also for those of you who enjoy Clive Barker and might be missing copies of BOOKS OF BLOOD, I have excellent copies, signed, of Volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6.



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
SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2019, Bouchercon 2019, Dallas, TX

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