Upcoming Events

We will start with Zoom meetings with authors, then as things improve we will revert back to in house meetings with the events listed as before. In the meantime, we have some great authors lined up to listen to, ask questions of and to enjoy. Some new faces and some familiar.

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The store is back to normal hours Wednesday through Saturday from 11 to 4. 
 
However, I am still doing curbside pick up for my protection as well as that of my customers. I plan to wait a few more weeks to see how things go. Eventually, when customers do come in (in limited numbers) they will be asked to wear masks and use hand sanitizer. If there are too many people in the store when you come you may be asked to wait outside until someone leaves. I’m not happy with this either, but I feel it is best for all. Checks or credit cards only please.
 
Now that we are essentially open – free shipping has been discontinued.
Stay safe and well. 
Remember, it’s always fun at the Carnival!
–Anne

 

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VIRTUAL EVENT Wednesday, June 10, 6:00 P.M.

D.P. Lyle

RIGGED    WATCH FOR REDO AT FUTURE DATE

 

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Love triangle – motive for double murder?
First loves are never forgotten. Ever. Certainly not for Tommy “Pancake” Jeffers. His first kiss, sixth grade love, Emily, who he has not seen since grammar school, is sliding toward divorce in the artsy Gulf Coast town of Fairhope, Alabama. Longly Investigations has been charged with looking into the finances involved. When Emily doesn’t appear for their nervously anticipated meeting, Pancake’s radar goes on high alert. Her body, along with that of Jason, one of two guys she has been dating is found murdered, execution style. Pancake calls in Jake, Nicole and Ray to help. Could the killer be the soon-to-be ex; the other guy Emily was seeing or do the drugs found in Jason’s pocket indicate a drug-related hit? As they peel back the layers of this idyllic community, dark secrets come to light and convoluted motives and methods of murder are uncovered.
 

VIRTUAL EVENT Thursday, June 18, 6:00 P.M.

Ed Rugerro    CANCELED DUE TO THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL – WILL BE RESCHEDULED

BLAME THE DEAD

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Set against the heroism and heartbreak of WWII, former Army officer Ed Ruggero brilliantly captures the evocative and timeless stores of ordinary people swept up in extraordinary times.
Sicily, 1943: Eddie Harkins, former Philadelphia beat cop turned Military Police lieutenant, reluctantly finds himself first on the scene of a murder at the US Army’s 11th Field Hospital. There the nurses contend with heat, dirt, short-handed staffs. The threat of German counterattacks, an ever present flood of horribly wounded GIs and the threat of assault by one of their own – at least until someone shoots Dr. Myers Stephenson in the head.
With help from nurse Kathleen Donnolly, once a childhood friend and now possibly something more, it soon becomes clear to Harkins that the unit if rotten to its core. As the battle lines push forward, Harkins is running out of time to find the killer before he can strike again.
 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 P.M.

J. Todd Scott

LOST RIVER

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J TODD SCOTT (@J_ToddScott) | TwitterAngel,Kentucky:just another one of America’s forgotten places, where opportunities vanished long ago, and the opioid crisis has reached fever pitch. Over the course of 24 hours, loyalties are tested, the corrupt are exposed and the horrible truth of the largest drug operation in the region is revealed.

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VIRTUAL EVENT Monday, June 29, 10:00 A.M.

Peter May

A SILENT DEATH

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LOCK DOWN

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A Silent Death by Peter May | The Last Word Book ReviewA SILENT VOW
Spain, 2020. When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman.A SILENT LIFE
Cristina’s aunt Ana has been deaf-blind for the entirety of her adult life: the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome. Ana is the centre of Cristina’s world – and of Cleland’s cruel plan.A SILENT DEATH
John Mackenzie – an ingenious yet irascible Glaswegian investigator – is seconded to aid the Spanish authorities in their manhunt. He alone can silence Cleland before the fugitive has the last, bloody, word.
 

VIRTUAL EVENT Saturday, July 11, 6:00 P.M. – NOTE NEW DATE!

Spencer Quinn

MUTTS AND MEN

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When Chet the dog, “the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction” (Boston Globe), and his partner, PI Bernie Little of the desert-based Little Detective Agency, arrive to a meeting with hydrologist Wendell Nero, they are in for a shocking sight – Wendell has come to a violent and mysterious end. What did the hydrologist want to see them about? Is his death a random robbery or something more? Chet and Bernie, working for nothing more than an eight-pack of Slim Jims, are on the case.
 

VIRTUAL EVENT Wednesday, August 12, 6:00 P.M.

Matt Goldman

DEAD WEST

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Nils Shapiro accepts what appears to be an easy, lucrative job: find out if Beverly Mayer’s grandson is foolishly throwing away his trust fund in Hollywood, especially now, in the wake of his fiancee’s tragic death. However, that easy job becomes much more complicated once Nils arrives in Los Angeles, a disorienting place where the sunshine hides dark secrets. Nils quickly suspects that Ebben Mayer’s fiance was murdered, and that Ebben himself may have been the target. As Nils moves into Ebben’s inner circle, he discovers that everyone in Ebben’s professional life –his agent, manager, a screenwriter, a producer — seem to have dubious motives at best.

When Chet the dog, “the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction” (Boston Globe), and his partner, PI Bernie Little of the desert-based Little Detective Agency, arrive to a meeting with hydrologist Wendell Nero, they are in for a shocking sight – Wendell has come to a violent and mysterious end. What did the hydrologist want to see them about? Is his death a random robbery or something more? Chet and Bernie, working for nothing more than an eight-pack of Slim Jims, are on the case.
 

VIRTUAL EVENT Date TBD in August

Hank Phillippi Ryan

THE FIRST TO LIE

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We all have our reasons for being who we are — but what if being someone else could get you what you want? After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn’t know — she isn’t the only one plotting revenge. An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who has to choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?

Broken Girls

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The High Tide Club

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BOOK NEWS

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

DEACON KING KONG by James McBride 

 

COLLECTIBLES

  • 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.

COLLECTIONS

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.  This has been put on hold until I have some help.

ONGOING EVENTS:

SHAKESPEARE AT BOOK CARNIVAL   NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.

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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MONTHLY DRAWING

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.

 

BOOK CONVENTIONS

OCTOBER 15-18, 2020, Bouchercon 2020, Sacramento, CA – CANCELED
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