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 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
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]
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.
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.
Saturday August 1st at Noon - Kevin O’Brien signs No One Needs to Know
Back in the summer of 1970, an actress renting a Seattle mansion was slain along with her husband and their son’s nanny. The child was found buried in a shallow grave near a commune. When the police entered the compound they found all of the residents dead. It was assumed someone among the dead was the killer. Now a film about the murders is being shot on location and, once again, people begin to die amongst the horrible rumors of hauntings and curses.
Thursday July 30th at Noon - Jenny Milchman signs As Night Falls
Sandy has done her best to remove herself from her parents who ignored her while doting on her brother – a jerk now in prison for life. But one night two convicts invade their home – and one is her brother. Fran recommends this young writer.
Saturday July 18th at Noon - Christine Carbo signs The Wild Inside
20 years ago, Ted Systead was camping in Glacier National Park with his dad when a bear attacked and killed his father. Now an investigator for the Department of the Interior, Systead is called to the scene of another bear attack. This time, the victim was tied to a tree before the bear attacked. Debut by a Montana writer.
Saturday July 11th at Noon - Mike Lawson signs House Rivals
10th DeMarco finds him in North Dakota protecting the daughter of a man who once saved Mahoney’s life in ‘Nam. The 22 year-old is stirring up a ton of trouble by accusing an oil magnate of all sorts of sins while profiting from the oil boom. After she’s attacked and threatened, it is Joe’s job to stop it. Millionaires and congressmen don’t do the dirty work. They have fixers, like Joe. Joe’s about to meet his mirror image, a guy on the dark side of the world.
Thursday July 9th at Noon - Don Winslow signs The Cartel
The sequel to his opus Power of the Dog. In 2004, the former leader of the entire Mexican drug universe is doing time in a US prison, Mexican cartels have carved up his world and exist in a tenuous peace, while former DEA agent Art Keller, the man who captured him, is tending bees in a NM monastery. All of the peace is shattered when the patron, Adan Barrera, arranges to be transferred to a Mexican prison.
Tuesday July 7th at Noon - Roger Hobbs signs Vanishing Games
In the South China Sea, three experienced pirates are sent to intercept a smuggler and take a bag of sapphires worth a fortune. On board the boat, one finds a treasure they weren’t told about and the simple heist goes wrong and bloody. The woman who set up the crime wants the one survivor found and answers. She reaches out to the one guy who can do that and who won’t turn her down – the Ghostman.