We believe our latest Noir At The Bar, coming up on Monday, May 12 at 7PM, might be our best yet. Boasting one of our more eclectic lineups in recent memory with a New York Times bestseller, two up-and-comers, and an Austin legend, perhaps the only thing you can count on for the evening is that it will certainly be entertaining.
Our headlining author is Ace Atkins. Nominated for just about every crime writing award out there, Ace has also found a home on the best seller list. With his Quinn Colson series, he’s given us a Southern spin on the hard boiled hero and was handpicked by Robert B. Parker’s widow, Joan, to continue the Spenser series. Ace will be reading from his latest Spenser book, Cheap Shot.
Jim Wilsky is an author whom we are proud to introduce to you. His short stories have been published on sites like Rose & Thorn and BEAT to a PULP, and his collaboration with Frank Zafiro has given us the acclaimed Ania series. The first book, Blood On Blood, had a knock-out ending and the latest, Closing The Circle, has Ania pitting her wiles against warring mobs, crooked cops, and a savvy insurance man over stolen jewels.
We’re always glad to have our pal George Wier join us. George is the creator of the Bill Travis series, a self-publishing sensation featuring a protagonist who could be compared to a Lone Star Travis McGee. While we’re not sure what George has in store for us, you can bet that it will have more Texas flavor than an Elgin sausage.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a Noir At The Bar without writer and musician, Jesse Sublett. As is tradition, he’ll be kicking everything off with a few murder ballads and then finishing things with a reading. The murder and mayhem begins Monday, May 12 at 7PM. Meet us then at Opal Divine’s, 3601 S. Congress. Books by the authors will be available for purchase. Come, drink, eat, mingle with our authors, and live noir!