Events


Upcoming Events

Monday, 8/8/16, 7 PM

MysteryPeople Double Feature: screening of Get Carter[1971, Dir. Mike Hodges] based on Ted Lewis’s novel Jack’s Return Home, with discussion of the book and film following the screening.

The screening will take place on BookPeople’s third floor.

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Monday, 8/15/16, 1 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson.

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Saturday, 8/20/16, 6 PM

Seventh Street Books Panel: Mark Pryor and James Ziskin, speaking and signing their latest works, The Paris Librarian and Heart of Stonerespectively

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Monday, 8/22/16, 7 PM

MysteryPeople Double Feature: screening of Gone Girl [2014, Dir. David Fincher] based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, with discussion of the book and film following the screening.

The screening will take place on BookPeople’s third floor.

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Friday, 8/26/16, 7 PM

Jesse Donaldson speaking and signing The More They Disappear.

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Wednesday, 8/31/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman.

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Monday, 9/5/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club discusses Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

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Tuesday, 9/13/16, 7 PM

Craig Johnson speaking and signing his latest Longmire mystery, An Obvious Fact.

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Tuesday, 9/20/16, 7 PM

Noir at the Bar  with Zoe Sharp, John Lawton, Rick Ollerman and Jesse Sublett, speaking and signing their latest works, Third Strike, The Unfortunate Englishman, Mad Dog Barkedand 1960s Austin Gangsters

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Past Events


Tuesday, 8/2/16, 7 PM

Megan Abbott, Alison Gaylin, Bill Loehfelm and William Boyle, speaking and signing their latest works, You Will Know Me, What Remains of Me, Let The Devil Out and Death Don’t Have No Mercyrespectively.

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Monday, 8/1/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club discusses The Animal Lover’s Book of Beastly Murder by Patricia Highsmith.


Thursday, 7/28/16, 7 PM

Local writer Amy Gentry speaking and signing her debut, Good As Gone

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Wednesday, 7/27/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett.

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Monday, 7/25/16, 7 PM

Noir at the Bar with Peter Spiegelman, Andrew Hilbert, C.B. McKenzie and Jesse Sublett

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Monday, 7/18, 7 PM

MysteryPeople Double Feature: screening of Point Blank [1967, Dir. John Boorman] based on Richard Stark’s novel The Hunter, with discussion of the book and film following the screening.

The screening will take place on BookPeople’s third floor.

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Monday, 7/18/16, 1 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Dead Point by Peter Temple.

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Saturday, 7/16/16, 7 PM

Ace Atkins speaking and signing his latest novel, The Innocents

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Tuesday, 7/12/16, 7 PM

Panel Discussion: Write What You Know

Martin Limón speaking and signing his latest novel, Ping-Pong Heartjoined by Billy Kring, speaking and signing his latest novel, Tontonand Manning Wolfe, speaking and singing her debut, Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs. Boots King.

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Monday, 7/11, 7 PM

MysteryPeople Double Feature: screening of Night of the Hunter [1955, Dir. Charles Laughton] based on Davis Grubb’s novel of the same name, with discussion of the book and film following the screening.

The screening will take place on BookPeople’s third floor.

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Monday, 7/11/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club discusses The Woman with the Blue Pencil by Gordon McAlpine. 

The book club will meet in BookPeople’s cafe. 

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Wednesday, 6/29/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses Night of the Panthers by Piergiorgio Pulixi.

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor. 


Monday, 6/2716, 7 PM

MysteryPeople Double Feature: screening of The Glass Key [1942, Dir. Stuart Heisler] based on Dashiell Hammett’s novel of the same name, with discussion of the book and film following the screening.

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Thursday, 6/23/16, 7 PM

Cara Black speaking and signing her latest Aimeé Leduc investigation, Murder on the Quaijoined by Lisa Sandlin, speaking and signing her latest, The Do-Right

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Monday, 6/20/16, 1 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Innocence, or, Murder on Steep Street by Heda Margolius-Kovály.

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor. 


Saturday, 6/18, 6 PM

Flynn Berry speaking and signing her debut, Under the Harrow

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Monday, 6/13, 7 PM

MysteryPeople Double Feature: screening of Rebecca [1940, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock] based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, with discussion of the book and film following the screening.

More details to come closer to the event. 


Sunday, 6/12, 2 PM

Around the World with Crime: A Panel Discussion of International Crime Fiction, with critic Hopeton Hay, authors Janice Hamrick and Mark Pryor, and booksellers Molly Odintz and Scott Montgomery. Giveaways and snacks will be provided!

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Friday, 6/10, 7 PM

J. Todd Scott speaking and signing his debut, The Far Emptyjoined by C. J. Howell speaking and signing his latest thriller, The Hundred Mile View

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Monday, 6/6/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club discusses The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor.


June is International Crime Fiction Month!


Wednesday, 5/25/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses Cold Rains by George Wier.

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor. 


Saturday, 5/21/16, 9:15 AM – 4 PM [ish]

MysteryPeople and Sisters in Crime Present: A Free Writing Workshop

9:15:  Orientation

9:30-10:30: George Wier On Action Writing

11:00 AM- Noon: Terry Shames On Character And Setting Interaction

Noon – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Brent Douglass & James Dennis of Miles Arceneaux On Collaboration

3:00-4:00 PM: Panel Discussion With Authors


Monday, 5/16/16, 1 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Black Water Rising by Attica Locke.

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor. 


Thursday, 5/12/16, 7 PM at Threadgill’s

Noir at the Bar at Threadgill’s  with Les Edgerton, Jordan Harper, Con Lehane and Jesse Sublett.

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Wednesday, 5/11/16, 7 PM

Miles Arceneaux speaking and signing North Beachjoined by Paul Charles speaking and signing St. Ernan’s Blues.

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Monday, 5/2/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club discusses The Sherlockian by Graham Moore.

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor.


May is Texas Writers Month!


Saturday, 4/30/16, 3 PM

Melissa Ginsburg speaking and signing her debut mystery, Sunset City

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Wednesday, 4/27/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson, with special call-in from author!

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor. 


Monday, 4/18/16, 1 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses The Professionals by Owen Laukken.

The book club will meet on BookPeople’s 3rd floor. 


Saturday, 4/16/16, 3 PM

Jessica Knoll speaking and signing her New York Times bestselling debut, Luckiest Girl Alive.

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Monday, 4/11/16, 7 PM

Stuart Woods speaking and signing his latest, Family Jewels. Mr. Woods will be joined by David C. Taylor, speaking and signing his debutNight Life. 

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Sunday, 4/10/16, 2 PM

Laurie R. King speaking and signing her latest historical detective novel, The Murder of Mary Russell

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Monday, 4/4/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club discusses Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood.

The book club will meet  in the cafe.


Saturday, 4/2/16, 4 PM

Philip Kerr speaking and signing his latest Bernie Gunther novel, The Other Side of SilenceKerr will appear in conversation with Mark Pryor. 

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Wednesday, 3/30/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses Black Tide by Peter Temple.

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Monday, 3/21/16, 1 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen.

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Saturday, 3/12/16, 3 PM

MysteryPeople and Sisters in Crime present: Rhys Bowen speaking and signing her latest historical detective novel, Time of Fog and Fire: A Molly Murphy Mystery

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Monday, 3/7/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club will discuss Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers.

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Friday, 2/26/16, 7 PM

Minerva Koenig and Trudy Nan Boyce speaking and signing their latest novels, South of Nowhere and Out of the Blues

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Wednesday, 2/24/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club will discuss Infamous by Ace Atkins. 

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Tuesday, 2/16/16, 7 PM at Opal Divine’s at Penn Field

Noir at the Bar with Joe Lansdale, John Schulian, George Wier, and Jesse Sublett.

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Monday, 2/15/16, 1 PM

The Murder in the Afternoon Book Club will discuss Dare Me by Megan Abbott with a call-in by the author herself.

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Friday, 2/5/16, 7 PM

Robert Knott speaking and signing his latest continuation of  Robert B. Parker’s Cole and Hitch novels, Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack. 

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Monday, 2/1/16, 7 PM

THREE WRITERS TO WATCH: Terry Shames, Josh Stallings & Scott Frank speaking and signing The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake: A Samuel Craddock Mystery, Young Americans, and Shaker, respectively.

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Monday, 2/1/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club will discuss The Night She Disappeared by April Henry.

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Sunday, 1/31/16, 3 PM

Ian Rankin speaking and signing his latest novel, Even Dogs In The Wild

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Saturday, 1/30/16, 5 PM

Reed Farrel Coleman speaking and signing his latest novel, Where It Hurts

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Wednesday, 1/27/16, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow. 

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Tuesday, 1/19/16, 2 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin.

The book club will meet in BookPeople’s cafe at 2 PM to discuss this modern classic. 


Monday, 1/5/16, 7 PM

7% Solution Book Club discusses Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.

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Tuesday, 1/5/16, 7 PM

Jeff Abbott speaking and signing his latest novel, The First Order.

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Tuesday, 12/15/15, 2 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses The Underground Man by Ross MacDonald in celebration of the 100th anniversary of MacDonald’s birth.

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Tuesday, 11/17/15, 2 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Hollow Man by Mark Pryor, with guest appearance by author.

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Saturday, 11/7/15, 3 PM

MysteryPeople celebrates its fifth anniversary!

Celebrations will take place on BookPeople’s third floor, starting at 3 PM.

There will be: a panel discussion on Our Life in Crime with booksellers, authors, and critics, as well as cake and celebratory beverages, trivia with giveaways, and the unveiling of the MysteryPeople Top 100, a list of the 100 mysteries nearest and dearest to the MysteryPeople staff and community.

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Tuesday, 11/3/15, 7 PM

Steven Saylor speaking and signing his latest Gordianus mystery, Wrath of the Furies

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Monday, 11/2/15, 7 PM

The 7% Solution Book Club discusses The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. 

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Wednesday, 10/28/15, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses The Barbarous Coast by Ross McDonald. 

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Tuesday, 10/20/15, 2 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.

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Tuesday, 10/6/15, 7 PM

Noir at the Bar with Stuart Neville, Jesse Sublett, Mike McCary, and Gabino Iglesias. 

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Monday, 10/5/15, 7 PM

7 % Solution Book Club discusses Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

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Wednesday, 9/30/15, 7 PM

Hard Word Book Club discusses The Son by Philipp Meyer. 

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Wednesday, 9/30/15, 7 PM

Mark Pryor speaking and signing his new stand-alone thriller, Hollow Man.

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Monday, 9/28/15, 7 PM

Reavis Wortham, Ben Rehder and Bill Crider, speaking and signing Dark Places, Bum Steer, and Between the Living and the Dead.

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Tuesday, 9/15/15, 2 PM

Murder in the Afternoon Book Club discusses Death Without Company by Craig Johnson with author call-in.

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Monday, 9/7/15, 7 PM

The 7% Solution Book Club discusses Heat Wave by Richard Castle.

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Monday, 8/31/15, 7 PM

Sue Grafton speaking and signing her latest mystery, X.

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Wednesday, 8/26/15, 7 PM

The Hard Word Book Club discusses The Abbey by Chris Culver.


Monday, 8/24/15, 7 PM

Jenny Milchman speaking and signing her new novel of suspense, As Night Falls.

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Thursday, 8/20/15, 7 PM

Sandra Brown speaking and signing her latest romantic thriller, Friction.

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Tuesday, 8/18/15, 2 PM

Murder In the Afternoon Book Club discusses Patrick Modiano’s Missing Person


Tuesday, 8/11/15, 7 PM

Reavis Wortham, Kathy Waller, and MysteryPeople’s own Scott Montgomery speaking and signing Murder On Wheels: 11 Tales of Crime On The Move.

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9 thoughts on “Events

    • We do not have a date for Duane yet, but I’m sure he’ll come back through at some point. Keep checking back with us. You can also join our e-newsletter list to stay up to date, if that helps.

    • Yes! We’ll be hosting him on November 13 as part of our regular Noir at the Bar series at Opal Divine’s, down the street from the store. We’ll have info up about it soon.

  1. Thanks for making me aware of Frank Bill. Just read his two books and while not for everyone, I truly enjoyed them.

    • BookPeople is located at 603 North Lamar Blvd in downtown Austin, Texas. MysteryPeople is BookPeople’s mystery-bookstore-within-a-bookstore.

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