We’re having a special O.C. Sisters in Crime Lit Up!
Hear from three of our own Sisters – Greta Boris, Nancy Churchill and Patricia Wynn – as moderator Maddie Margarita (producer & host of the monthly literary salon Lit Up! OC) leads us in a discussion of their new books. The fun begins at 2 p.m.
The public is cordially invited!
Hope to see you there!
We’ll meet at the usual place — the Community Room of the Irvine Ranch Water District, at 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Mystery Ink Events
Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m. at Mystery Ink Bookstore
Sheila Lowe & Patricia Smiley
Sheila Lowe’s newest Claudia Rose novel, WRITTEN OFF has the handwriting expert hunting down a manuscript about convicted female serial killer, Roxanne Becker. The manuscript, written by Professor Maynard, who was murdered, exposes a shocking secret and Claudia finds herself swept up in the mystery of Madeleine’s life—and death.
Patricia Smiley’s second Davie Richards novel, OUTSIDE THE WIRE takes the LAPD Homicide Detective to the scene of a murdered, retired U.S. Army Ranger. More victims follow and in the race to save the next one Richards is faced with a shocking twist that pushes her to the edge, testing the bonds of brotherhood and friendship. “…Smiley’s second LAPD entry moves the plot as deftly as she moves the reader, with lots of action and just enough heart.” —Kirkus
Saturday, December 9, 3 p.m. at Mystery Ink Bookstore
Sue Ann Jaffarian
Sue Ann Jaffarian’s latest Odelia Grey novel, TOO BIG TOO DIE leads into the dog days of summer for Odelia and Greg after they rescue a dog from a closed car on a blistering hot day. The culprit is former reality star and wife of one of Odelia’s clients. The dog was saved, but Odelia’s job might not be. Things get even stickier when a video of the rescue goes viral, and the man who helped them winds up dead and a mysterious woman appears. Is she connected or just an opportunist looking to cash in on their reluctant Internet fame?
Sue Ann Jaffarian is a full-time paralegal who currently lives in Los Angeles. She has nearly 30 published novels and numerous short stories to her credit.
Sunday, December 10, 1:00 p.m. – O. C. Sisters in Crime HOLIDAY PARTY
Come to Mystery Ink Bookstore and celebrate the holidays with the authors and members of the Orange County Sisters in Crime members. Open to the public.
Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m.
D. P. Lyle – Launch Party
D. P. Lyle’s latest Jake Longly novel A-LIST takes Jake and Nicole Jamison to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole’s uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. The clock is ticking as Jake and Nicole struggle to decipher who’s lying, who’s telling the truth, and who wanted her dead.
D.P. Lyle, MD, is the Macavity Award winning and Edgar Award nominated author of the nonfiction books FORENSICS: A GUIDE FOR WRITERS and FORENSICS FOR DUMMIES. He has been the consultant on numerous TV shows including, Law & Order and Monk and is the author of the ROYAL PAINS books based on the TV series. His crime novels include STRESS FRACTION and HOT LIGHTS, COLD STEEL.