Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m. – Timothy Hallinan will discuss “Literary” Bias Against Crime Fiction. His latest book from Soho is Nightime.
Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, Macavity, and Silver Dagger awards. He is the author of twenty-two widely praised books, including the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers, most recently FOOLS’ RIVER, and the Junior Bender Hollywood burglar mysteries, including HERBIE’S GAME, winner of the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery.
His latest Junior Bender novel, NIGHTTOWN just came out this month. In NIGHTTOWN, L. A. burglar Junior Bender has a rule about never taking a job in the criminal underworld that pays too well. Yet, strapped for cash, he takes a job offered by a nameless woman in an orange wig who has offered Junior fifty grand to steal a doll from the collection of a recently deceased 97-year-old recluse. But when an old friend ends up murdered, Junior decides he will stop at nothing to figure out who this woman is, and why she wants the doll badly enough to leave a trail of bodies in her wake.
After years of working in the television and music industries, he now writes full-time. He lives in California and Thailand.
Mystery Ink Events
Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m., Lisa Brackmann (BLACK SWAN RISING) & Timothy Hallinan (NIGHTTOWN)
In Lisa Brackmann’s newest thriller. Sarah Price wants a career in politics but has a secret that won’t stay in the past. Casey Cheng wants a story. Casey’s investigation and Sarah’s secret put them both in the crosshairs of a hate group that targets anyone they’ve deemed to be against their cause, including Sarah’s boss, the congressman. Now Sarah and Casey have a choice to make—do they hide? Or do they fight back?
Timothy Hallinan’s reluctant P.I. to the perfidious, Junior Bender, may be L.A.’s smoothest operator but when he breaks one of the cardinal rules of burglary (don’t take scores that you’re being paid way too much for) he finds himself once again on the wrong side of, well, the wrong side.
Sunday, November 11, 2 p.m., Matt Coyle (WRONG LIGHT) & Gary McPherson (JOSHUA & THE SHADOW OF DEATH) Talk and signing
Matt Coyle’s Rick Cahill struggles between the truth of his father’s past, the present of the woman he loves, and the killers who stand in the way of his chance at future happiness.
Gary McPherson’s childhood development psychiatrist Doctor Joshua Zeev attempts to find the answers to his best friend’s death and help the family through their grief. Will his challenge of a lifetime bring answers and closure, or even more perilous dangers?
Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m. – Ellen Byron – Sybil Johnson – Nancy Cole Silverman
Join us as these successful authors discuss and sign their latest books.
Ellen Byron- MARDI GRAS MURDER, Sybil Johnson- DESIGNED FOR HAUNTING
Nancy Cole Silverman-REASON TO DOUBT
Saturday, December 1st, 3:00 p.m. – FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME – Anthology edited by Leslie S. Klinger – Launch Party!
Saturday, October 27, 7th Annual Authors Lunch – Seal Beach with award-winning authors Wendy Hornsby and Ellen Byron
Edgar award-winning author Wendy Hornsby, published internationally, is the author of fourteen novels and many short stories. Her latest book, NUMBER 7, RUE JACOB, features investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen.
Ellen Byron writes the award-winning Cajun Country Mystery series. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called her book, A CAJUN CHRISTMASKILLING, “superb.” It won the Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery, as didBODY ON THE BAYOU. Her latest book in the series, MARDI GRAS MURDER will be released October 9th.