At 3 p.m., Our speaker will be a former CIA covert employee.
Our March speaker, a native of Minnesota, was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 1983, serving in Langley, Virginia, South America, and the Far East. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America and Asia, living at times in Germany, France and Singapore. For the past twenty years, she has been a resident of California.
Recently released from her covert status as a CIA employee, she will talk to us about her recruitment, training and assignments. You will not want to miss this rare—and for OC SinC first ever—opportunity to learn something about our country’s most secretive agency.
At 2 p.m., Our readers forum will be: Spy fiction: from James Bond to Homeland, What rings true?
Mystery Ink Events
Tuesday, April 3, 4:00 p.m. – Libby Klein – CLASS REUNIONS ARE MURDER
In Libby Klein’s debut mystery, CLASS REUNIONS ARE MURDER, Poppy is forced to re-examine her 40-year funk at the best of places—her 20-year high school reunion. Her life doesn’t get any better when the body of one of her old high-school nemeses, “The Queen of Mean” is found in front of her old locker. As prime suspect, Poppy is forced to prove her innocence while trying to get her life back on track.
Saturday, May 5, 5:00 p.m. – Baron Birtcher – A FISTFUL OF RAIN
In this sequel to SOUTH CALIFORINA PURPLE, set in 1975, a small town in a rural county is trying to reconcile the sweeping changes across the nation with the town’s way of life. A theft of livestock escalates to arson and the murder of a dozen people. Sheriff Ty Dawson finds himself in the center of a battle between cattle ranchers and a hippie commune, each growing closer to committing violence to the other and tearing the town apart.
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – Wendy Hornsby and Janet Dawson
In Edgar-Award winning author Wendy Hornsby’s new novel, NUMBER 7, RUE JACOB. Maggie MacGowan, an investigative filmmaker, and her fiancé Jean-Paul, are being hunted and their predator is using every electronic medium to stalk them. When their pursuer posts a reward for their capture on the internet, anyone could be their potential enemy. Maggie and Jean-Paul embark on a nightmare odyssey across Europe.
In Janet Dawson’s newest California Zephyr mystery GHOST IN ROOMMETTE 4, it’s almost midnight on the sleek streamliner, the California Zephyr, when Zephyrette Jill McLeod sees something she can’t explain. Jill soon learns that others have seen the phenomenon, too. Whatever—whoever—is haunting roomette four may be connected to a man’s death two months earlier and it looks like the unquiet spirit is pointing to murder.
Mystery Events – Check each event for locations:
Saturday, April 7th AAUW – Newport Beach
With poet Selma Mann.
Sunday, April 8, 2:00 p.m. – L.A. Sisters in Crime meeting
Guest Speaker: Kwei Quartey, Featured Reader: Sheila Lowe.