Friday, March 16, 2012
Sally's Weekly Update for 03/16/12
MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP WEEKLY UPDATE
I'm wondering what the virus is that has struck at Indian Wells, California. If you're not a tennis fan, then you
probably don't know that players, officials, and attendees at the very prestigious BNP Paribas Open have been dropping like flies. Cause unknown. Just so long as it doesn't affect my Roger! Have a wonderful weekend
Friday, March 23rd 6.30 p.m.- 8.00 p.m.
The very talented Elizabeth Hand will be here to read from and discuss her latest novel, Available Dark, the sequel to Generation Loss. $23.99
Wednesday, March 28th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Local author Robert Blechman will discuss his novel, Executive Severance, a mystery composed entirely of 140-word Tweets. $16.95
We have announced this in our March Newsletter, but in case you missed it...
In Pursuit of Spenser offers a look at Robert B. Parker through the eyes of the writers he influenced. This important festschrift collects some of today’s bestselling mystery authors to discuss Parker, his characters, the series, and their impact. $14.95 Edited by Otto Penzler, contributers are Ace Atkins, Lawrence Block, Reed Farrel Coleman, Max Alan Collins, Matthew Clemens, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman, Lindsay Faye, Ed Gorman, Parnell Hall, Jeremiah Healy, Dennis Lehane, Gary Phillips, and S.J. Rozan.
The Mysterious Bookshop will host the launch of the first book about Spenser by Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby ($26.95), with a reading and autographing event on Tuesday, May 1st, 6.30 p.m.- 8.00 p.m.
Copies of In Pursuit of Spenser ($14.95) will be available and we hope to have copies signed by some, but not all, of the contributors. Please reserve your copy of either or both of these titles. In Pursuit of Spenser is available now if you just can’t wait.
SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Hal Ackerman signed copies of Stein, Stung, his follow-up to Stein, Stoned, in which his slacker sleuth, Harry Stein, becomes involved in the multi-trillion dollar world of the honeybee industry. While six trillion bees pollinate millions of acres of almond trees, Stein, who is deathly allergic to bee stings, discovers the natural catastrophe of colony collapse and a corrupt grab by organized AGROBIZ for all of the available water in Southern California. $24.95
Alison Gaylin also signed copies of and she was, a paperback original featuring missing persons investigator Brenna Spector who has a rare neurological disorder that enables her to recall every detail of every day of her life. A blessing and a curse, although it hasn’t helped her solve the mystery of the disappearance of her older sister. When a local woman disappears, however, Brenna uncovers bizarre connections between the missing woman, the long-gone little girl...and herself. $5.99
There’s a new Scandinavian star in the firmament. Finnish author, Jarkko Sipila stopped by to sign the first three of his books to be translated into English. Helsinki Homicide: Nothing But the Truth; Helsinki Homicide: Against the Wall (Awarded Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2009); and Helsinki Homicide: Vengeance all feature Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamaki and his homicide team and offer complex plots and current topics surrounding life in contemporary Finland. Trade Paperback Originals. $11.95 - $13.95
Not Signed, but...
Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson is a paperback original. Originally published in Swedish in 2002, it features Gothenburg’s Chief Inspector Erik Winter who travels to Scotland in search of a missing man while, back in Gothenburg, Afro-Swedish detective Aneta Djanali discovers how badly someone doesn’t want her to find a missing woman. $15.00