Saturday November 14th at Noon - Stephanie Gayle signs Idyll Threats
Idyll, CT, police chief Thomas Lynch patrols a town where crime barely exists. Secrets are kept private. When a dead woman is found on a golf course, he immediately understands he has a personal problem. He had seen her just hours before she died but to admit that would mean revealing his secret. Can he solve the case – and keep the job he loves – without coming out of the closet?
Saturday October 31st at Noon - Yasmine Galenorn signs Autumn Thorns
In an all-new series, Yasmine Galenorn invites readers to Whisper Hollow, where spirits walk among the living and the lake never gives up her dead...
Fifteen years ago, I ran away from Whisper Hollow, Washington, a small town on Crescent Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. But truth is, if you were born here, you can never really leave. I'm Kerris Fellwater, and when I returned, I inherited my grandmother's house--and her gift. As a spirit shaman, it's my responsibility to drive the dead back to their graves, because around Whisper Hollow, people--and secrets--don't always stay buried.
When I was little, I was told my mother ran off. But now it looks like she was murdered. With the help of my mysterious neighbor Bryan, we begin to unravel the mystery of her disappearance, and in doing so, unearth a dark force seeking to bury Whisper Hollow. Now I must work with the dead, rather than against them, because our enemy will do whatever she can to destroy the town, and she means to start with me.
Saturday October 10th at Noon - Warren C. Easley signs Never Look Down
In his 3rd case, Oregon attorney Cal Claxton is devasted when his fiancee is murdered early one morning in a downtown Portland parking lot. There’s only one witness, a troubled young woman who was high above the scene, doing graffiti on the side of a building. While the cops think his fiancee’s ex is the likely suspect, Cal thinks the tagger holds the key to the case.
Tuesday October 6th at Noon - Martin Limón signs The Ville Rat
10th in this Army series set in 1970s South Korea. South Korea, 1970s: A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional "chima-jeogori" is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem in her sleeve. George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, sergeants in the US 8th Army CID, are called in by the formidable KNP detective Gil Kwon-up to investigate. George and Ernie's job is to liaise with Korean law enforcement on matters that may involve or implicate 8th Army American servicemen.
But as they learn about the case, George and Ernie realize this isn't their jurisdiction the nearby village of Sonyu-ri is occupied by the US Army's 2nd Infantry Division, a disciplined and often brutal force that won't stand for outside officers questioning its men. All that George and Ernie are able to glean before being kicked out of town is that they are close to the truth and that a mysterious smuggler, known locally as "the Ville Rat," holds the key to the woman's murder. Luckily, the pair is officially assigned another investigation in the area, which allows them to continue nosing around for answers. They are to elucidate the circumstances of a shooting incident between a young African American private and his white supervising chief. Racial tensions run high, and George and Ernie must tread carefully to solve both cases. But they aren't exactly known for going out of their way to avoid stepping on US Army toes, and this is no exception.
Saturday September 19th at Noon - Maia Chance Double Signing!
Come Hell or Highball
Lola Woodby is living the carefree life of a society woman in Prohibition America. Then her wealthy husband dies, leaving her a pile of debt. From the penthouse to the flophouse in the time it takes to shake a martini. To make it worse, at her husband’s funeral, one of his chippies asks Lola to do something for her and she’ll be paid a nice chunk of change. This twist thinks Lola’s husband had a certain roll of film… First in a new comic series by this PNW writer.
Cinderella Six Feet Under
2nd with Victorian variety hall star Ophelia Flax. Her friend Prudence has vanished but a body is discovered in her family’s deserted Parisian mansion: ball gown, single glass slipper and a dead ringer for Pru. Second and third books from this new Northwest author.
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Saturday September 26th at Noon - Peter May signs Entry Island - Cancelled
Det. Sime Mackenzie is part of a squad of cops who have come from the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The richest man on Entry Island has been murdered, his wife the chief suspect. Yet once he arrives, Mackenzie feels as if he knows her – which is highly unlikely, right? The feeling leaves him incapable of believing her guilt. [postponed from June]
Due to health problems Peter had to cancel his entire US tour.
Saturday September 12th at Noon - K. K. Beck signs Tipping The Valet
With a talent for bad timing, young Tyler Benson is ensnared in cases of auto theft and murder at Alba, an upscale Seattle restaurant where he parks cars. First, there‘s a body in a parked car, and then shots are fired at a tech zillionaire. A gang of inept Russian thugs have targeted Tyler, too. If all of that isn’t weird enough, Italian beauty Flavia Torcelli and even Tyler‘s stunningly unsuccessful father seem somehow connected to the crimes. The more Tyler tries to sort things out, the more the guilty he looks.
Tuesday September 8th at 11am - J.A. Jance signs Dance of the Bones
A convict that Sheriff Brandon Walker put away years before now insists Walker clear him. To do that, the retired Walker will have to travel to the wet Northwest, where he’s introduced to a State cop now out of a job – a guy named Beaumont. First pairing for these two.
Saturday September 5th at Noon - Julie Weston signs Moonshadows
Photographer Nellie Burns is an adventureous soul in 1920s Idaho. Out one evening making photos of moonlight on the snow, she discovers a body. She records it on a plate but before she can report it, the body and the negatives disappear. She determines to find the body, her negatives, and the killer. Debut novel by a former Seattle lawyer who now lives in Idaho.
Saturday August 29th at Noon - J. C. Nelson signs Wish Bound
This is the third in the Grimm Agency urban fantasy series. As a partner at Grimm's magical Agency, Marissa Locks is used to working odd jobs. But when an evil queen reappears in Kingdom, life becomes too strange to handle. Even when she's not starting it, trouble follows Marissa everywhere. First there was the incident with the homicidal Fairy Godmother. Then there was the time she accidentally started Armageddon. But the problems that always seem to arise on Marissa's birthday take the cake. This year, her annual bad-luck presents include an army of invading goblins, the resurrection of two vengeful enemies from hell, and the return of the Black Queen, the evil sorceress whose reign of terror still haunts Kingdom and who happens to have claimed Marissa as her servant. As Marissa's friends try to save her from the Black Queen's clutches, Marissa fights to end a bitter war that started before her birth. But her quest for peace is about to bring up some inconvenient truths about her own past ones that might cost her the happily ever after she's always dreamed of.
Tuesday August 25th at Noon - Richard Kadrey signs Killing Pretty
James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death--ripping the heart right out of him--or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA's subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl--distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes--as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world . . . and a few others.
Friday August 7th at Noon P.F. Chisholm signs A Chorus of Innocents
7th with Sir Robert Carey, Deputy Warden at the Scotland/England border, the “Wild North”. A young woman rides into town, claiming to have been raped and that her husband, a minister, was murdered. It is up to Carey and his assisstant, the larcenous and loyal Henry Dodd, Land Sergeant of Gilsland, to get the culprit.