Join us for readings from Cooked to Death: Lying on a Plate, a new anthology featuring fifteen “deadly and delicious” mystery tales, each with an accompanying recipe!
If you’re looking for a recipe so good it’s to die for, search no further. We’ve got fifteen of them.
Lovers wage war with deviled eggs and artichokes. A world-class baker turns to desperate measures to win the contest of a lifetime. An orphaned teenage girl with nowhere left to go finally takes a stand inside a farmhouse kitchen. Lawyers, financiers, and law enforcement turn to the culinary arts to defend their careers and solve their cases. All these and more can be found within the pages of the second volume of the Cooked to Death series.
Fifteen mystery writers have pooled their literary powers and culinary acumen to craft a five-course meal full of surprises both deadly and delicious. And if the crimes uncovered by these sleuths are too much for your stomach, they’ve got the perfect thing to restore your appetite: each story is followed by an easy-to-make recipe that plays some crucial part in its preceding tale. The game is afoot, and the burners are alit! Enter if you dare–and make sure to bring a fork.
Join us for the launch of Sucker Punched, the newest Boxer Mystery from Deni Starr.
Cindy investigates what appears to be an open and shut case of a violent husband killing his wife, but odd facts point to the client being framed. Since the client is a retired professional boxer, Sean looks into his past to see if there is any motive.
This month we’re reading – and will be visiting with! – local author Kathleen Concannon’s A Deadly Bluff. This is a national park mystery, and it’s a perfect time for visiting the outdoors in our books while it’s rainy and chilly in real life. (We meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss Mystery/Thrillers and every 3 or 4 months read a local author’s book and have them join the discussion.)
Join us in celebrating the launch of Mainly by Moonlight, book two of the Mage Web series by C. LaVielle.
Murder and Magic Make Devastating Partners
Molly Adair is a warrior mage. Her parents are dead and she’s just moved to Portland, Oregon to live with her grandmother. She is so totally not looking forward to starting her junior year at Grant High School. She
doesn’t know anyone and even if she did, she would have nothing in common with them. Things improve immensely when she discovers that Grant is the Mage Web’s magnet school for the United States’ West Coast. She begins
making new friends, both mage and normal, and attending Tesseract Academy, the Mage Web’s school at the center of the circle of time.
But then, someone steals Flick, her sentient sword, from its pocket between the worlds and stabs her best friend through the heart. Molly’s search for her friend’s killer reveals a dark and dangerous secret, forcing her to either find the murderer or become his next victim.
Join us in celebrating the launch of Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp, a YA queer mystery by local author Dolores Maggiore. She’ll read, answer questions, and sign books. Plus, it’s a launch, so there will be bubbly!
Sandra de Helen has just re-released her thriller, Till Darkness Comes, and in celebration, she’ll be reading a bit from it and also giving us a teaser of her other work, The Hounding, and The Illustrious Client. Maybe she’ll even read from her work in progress, The Valley of Fear.
Kelly Running’s second book in her series is out! We’ll launch Celtic Ties with a reading, Q&A, signing, and some champagne. Come and hear what Lizzy O’Malley is up to this time!