Upcoming Events

ADDITIONAL INFO: WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE TWO WEEKS RECOMMENDED FOR NON ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES. BUT WE STILL NEED TO READ – THAT PROVIDES US ESCAPE FROM THE STRESS WE ARE EXPERIENCING. EMAIL OR LEAVE A MESSAGE AT THE STORE AND I WILL MAIL ORDERS TO YOU. LOCALS NO CHARGE; OUT OF STATE MINIMUM CHARGE – TILL WE ARE PAST THIS TEMPORARY QUARANTINE. LET’S HELP EACH OTHER GET THROUGH THIS. IF YOU WANT RECOMMENDATIONS ON NEW BOOKS, EMAIL ME.
In an abundance of caution I have canceled events for the balance of March and all of April. The authors have been wonderfully receptive and cooperative. We are in the process of rescheduling for May. Have also canceled BOOK CLUB for March – we will see how things are going when April comes.
 
 TELEPHONE  – 714.538.3210. 
EMAIL: annesbookends@gmail.com
 
After this initial two week ban, I will be busy – still have a couple of collections I’m processing and getting on the shelves, but am running out of room, so once something resembling ‘normal’ has returned, we’ll have a BIG SALE to celebrate.
 
Stay safe and well.
BOOK CARNIVAL WILL NOT HAVE ANY SIGNINGS FOR THE BALANCE OF MARCH AND ALL OF APRIL TO DO OUR PART IN SLOWING DOWN THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS. RESCHEDULED DATES ARE SHOWN BELOW BY EACH AUTHOR’S NAME. STORE WILL BE OPEN BUT TO MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU MAKE THE TRIP TO THE STORE, PLEASE CALL 714.538.3210 TO CONFIRM. STAY SAFE EVERYONE! March has so many good things going for it – Daylight Savings time (YEA!), St. Patrick’s Day (YEA!), Left Coast Crime in San Diego and some fantastic authors visiting us. Check out the list of signings below. Come and enjoy!
REMINDER: Beginning in January 2020, Book Carnival will be closed Monday AND Tuesday of each week. I will be taking some classes those days, through the end of June 2020. If there happens to be an event scheduled for a Tuesday, be assured the event will take place and I will be in attendance!
Remember, it’s always fun at the Carnival!
–Anne

 

 

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Saturday, March 7, 2:00 P.M.

John McMahon

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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Mimi Lee is in over her head. There’s her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run, her matchmaking mother to thwart, her talking cat Marshmallow to tend to- oh, and the murder of a local breeder to solve-now if only Mimi hadn’t landed herself on top of the suspect list. Mimi Lee hoped to give LA animal lovers something to talk about with her pet grooming shop Hollywoof. She never imagined that the first cat she said hello to, Marshmallow, would answer and expose a local breeder who is mistreating Chihuahuas. Mimi confronts him, but the next day the police show up because the breeder has been found dead and Mimi’s shouting match with him has made her a top suspect. Hoping to clear her name and save the pups. Mimi enlists help from her lawyer neighbor Josh. But even with that help, it will take a lot of sleuthing and more than a little sass to get back to her pet grooming life.
 

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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A man is dead in his car, slumped over the steering wheel. But who killed him? Ron Clemons is the last person you would think would be murdered. His wife and son love him. His employees respect him. His business is doing well. His clients seek him out. But someone wanted him dead. The Clemons’ case is a golden opportunity for newly minted police detective Patricia Stanley to prove herself. It’s her first murder investigation and she wants to do well, but it will be a challenge because she has a lot to learn about handling a murder. And nearly everyone involved is hiding something. Patricia faces her own issues as well, as the investigation brings back memories the murder of an old love.

Saturday, March 28, 2:00 P.M.

Jeri Westerson  NEW DATE WILL BE MAY 9

MOONRISERS

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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

TWILIGHT’S HUSH

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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

Anne Cleeland

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.

 

 

WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING SIGNINGS

MATTHEW QUIRK, Hour of the Assassin

$27.99Add to cart


Saturday, April 18, 3:00 P. M.   PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME   NEW DATE PENDING
LEE GOLDBERG, Fake Truth

$24.95Add to cart


Sunday, April 26, 2:00 P.M.  NEW DATE PENDING
JERI WESTERSON, Sword of Shadows (Crispin Guest)

$28.00Add to cart


Saturday, May 3, 3
:00 P.M.   NEW DATE PENDING
LAUNCH PARTY!!
COREY LYNN FAYMAN, Balast Point Breakdown

$14.95Add to cart


MATT COYLE, Lost Tomorrows

$27.00Add to cart

    DATE PENDING

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….

  • DEVOTED by Dean Koontz – April 1, 2020

    $28.99Add to cart

  • THE CITY WE BECAME by N. K. Jemisin – March 24, 2020

    $28.00Add to cart

  • FAIR WARNING (Jack McEvoy) by Michael Connelly – May 26, 2020

    $29.00Add to cart

  • 8 PERFECT MURDERS by Peter Swanson – March 3, 2020

    $27.99Add to cart

     
  • A PRIVATE CATHEDRAL by James Lee Burke – May 26, 2020

    $28.00Add to cart

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

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.

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!!
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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

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