- Post by Molly Odintz
As we wait patiently for the wild mood swings of a Texas winter to die down, we’ve got plenty of events coming up to strike a mystery lover’s fancy – no matter the weather outside. Jeff Abbott ushered in our 2016 events this past Tuesday, speaking and signing his latest thriller, The First Order.
Coming up at the end of the month, Reed Farrel Coleman, a long-time favorite, comes to visit with two new books: Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins, a Jesse Stone novel, and Where It Hurts, the first in a new series and our Pick of the Month for January. He’ll be here to speak and sign his latest on Saturday, January 30th, at 5 PM.
Ian Rankin, with his latest Rebus novel, Even Dogs In The Wild, is here the very next day, speaking and signing on Sunday, January 31st, at 3 PM. For those who would like a Scottish-themed January, the Murder in the Afternoon Book Club will be discussing Rankin’s first Rebus novel, Knots & Crosses, on Tuesday, January 19th, at 2 PM in BookPeople’s cafe.
February brings with it events all month long, beginning February 1st, with a visit from three of our favorite Californians: Terry Shames, Josh Stallings and Scott Frank will be speaking and signing their latest starting at 7 PM on Monday, Feburary 1st. Terry Shames joins us with her latest Samuel Craddock mystery, The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake, while Josh Stallings will be speaking and signing his glam rock heist novel Young Americans. Screenwriter Scott Frank joins us with his debut crime novel, Shaker.
Actor and author Robert Knott visits us Friday, February 5th at 7 PM, speaking and signing his latest continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Cole and Hitch novels, Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack. On Monday, February 15th, at 1 PM, the Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Dare Me, Megan Abbott’s cheerleader noir, with Abbott herself calling in for the discussion.
Then on Tuesday, February 16th, come celebrate Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery’s birthday at a very special Noir at the Bar, with Joe R. Lansdale, George Wier, Jesse Sublett, and John Schulian. Noir at the Bar gets started at 7 PM at Opal Divine’s at Penn Field.
Minerva Koenig and Trudy Nan Boyce join us on Friday, February 26, at 7 PM to round out an epic month of events. Austinite Koenig will be speaking and signing her latest mystery, South of Nowhere. Trudy Nan Boyce joins us with her debut procedural, Out of the Blues, and with a thirty-year career with the Atlanta Police Department behind her.
March brings Rhys Bowen, touring with her latest Molly Murphy mystery, Time of Fog and Fire, on Saturday, March 12th, at 3 PM. Jeffrey Deaver, touring with his latest thriller, Steel Kiss, joins us on Monday, March 14th, at 7 PM. And that’s just the start of the year! Keep an eye on BookPeople’s events calendar and the MysteryPeople Blog’s upcoming events listings for more great events.
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