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Attention mystery lovers!  You are invited to meet authors who have made their mark in the mystery genre Wednesday, September 16 @ 7 p.m. at the Carpenter Branch Library.  Each author will talk about his or her books, followed by a Q&A session

 

Qui Xiaolong 

Shanghai Redemption

Qiu Xiaolong , born in Shanghai, China is a prize-winning novelist and poet writing about China in English with millions of copies sold worldwide and translated into over twenty languages. He has published nine crime-thriller/mystery novels set in Shanghai in the 1990s at the point when the People's Republic of China is making momentous changes. These include Death of a Red Heroine, which won the Anthony Award for best first novel in 2001 and A Loyal Character Dancer. All books feature Chief Inspector Chen Cao, a poetry-quoting cop with integrity.  But the main concern in the books is modern China itself. Each book features quotes from ancient and modern poets, Confucius, insights into Chinese cuisine, architecture, history, politics, herbology and philosophy as well as criminal procedure.

 

Michael Kahn

The Sirena Quest

Mike is the award-winning author of FACE VALUE (2014) and 8 other Rachel Gold novels; a ninth novel, THE MOURNING SEXTON, under the pen name Michael Baron.  He has written several short stories (including the collection A HANDFUL OF GOLD). His newest book, THE SIRENA QUEST (2015), is a stand-alone novel that he describes, in Hollywood jargon, as "a Baby Boomer version of 'The Big Chill' meets 'The Maltese Falcon.'"

 

Scott Phillips

Hop Alley

Scott Phillips is the author of three of the most highly acclaimed crime novels of recent years. His debut novel, The Ice Harvest, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the California Book Award, a Silver Medal for Best First Fiction, and was a finalist for the Edgar Awards, the Hammett Prize and the Anthony Award. It is now a major motion picture from Focus Features. Hop Alley is the latest noir classic  Born in Wichita, Kansas, where much of his first two books are set, Scott lived for many years in Paris, and then in Southern California, where he worked on screenplays. He now lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.

 

Eileen Dreyer

A Man to Die For

St. Louis Trauma nurse Casey McDonough thinks her life is interesting enough. Her best friend still drops acid, her ex-husband is a cross-dressing psychiatrist, and her mother has turned the third floor of the family home into the Chapel of Eternal Vigilance. Then, things begin to really go wrong when OB/Gyn Dr. Dale Hunsacker arrives. Handsome, wealthy and charismatic, the good doctor is enchanting the patients of the St. Louis hospital. But, Casey believes he is a serial killer. And the only person who takes her seriously, is Hunsacker himself. Caught in a spiral of suspicion and intimidation, Casey approaches ex-Marine, ex-Jesuit homicide sergeant Jack Scanlan for help. All she has are hunches for proof, but she'll do anything to stop the monster walking the halls of her hospital.  New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Eileen Dreyer  has published eight medical-forensic suspenses and seven short stories.  A retired trauma nurse, Eileen lives in her native St. Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch.

 

Howard Levinson

The Tapping 

Drawn from over 30 years of service as a Medic, Homicide, Organized Crime, Undercover Narcotics and Anti-Terrorism task force detective in the St. Louis metro area, Levinson has created real life characters in a thrilling and twisted white knuckle plot that is hard to put down. The Tapping is told through the eyes of Morris Green, a damaged man who is both detective and physician, killer and savior. Green is unwittingly compelled by the spirits of the two dead children to bring their killer to justice. He launches a cold case review of their murders and uncovers a tangled conspiracy of organized crime and corruption, which extends from his own department to specialized units within the FBI and State Department. Green discovers that freeing the trapped souls of the children may be the only way he can save his own.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Carpenter Branch-SLPL
3309 S. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63118
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250065278
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 15th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781464203527
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 6th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781619025479
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 14th, 2015

Dave Cubiak is back, and this time he’s the new sheriff in town


After tracking a clever killer in Death Stalks Door County, park ranger and former Chicago homicide detective Dave Cubiak is elected Door County sheriff. His newest challenge arrives as spring brings not new life but tragic death to the isolated fishing village of Gills Rock. Three prominent World War II veterans who are about to be honored for their military heroics die from carbon monoxide poisoning during a weekly card game. Blame falls to a faulty heater but Cubiak puzzles over details. When one of the widows receives a message claiming the men “got what they deserved,” he realizes that there may be more to the deaths than a simple accident.

Patricia Skalka is a former freelance staff writer for Reader’s Digest specializing in medical and human interest stories. She has worked as a magazine editor, ghost writer, and writing instructor. A native of Chicago, she lives in the city and takes time off at her cottage in Door County, Wisconsin.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
$26.95
ISBN: 9780299304508
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - June 23rd, 2015

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ISBN: 9780299299408
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - May 19th, 2014

St. Louis native Eric Morse reads from his debut children's book What Is Punk?, a wonderfully illustrated children’s history of punk rock, followed by a coloring activity for kids and a punk rock singalong! We're opening early today so join us for a playdate! All ages welcome.

ERIC MORSE was the founding editor of Trampoline House magazine, named Best New Online Magazine by SXSW. As an entrepreneur and as director of direct-to-consumer business at Warner Music Group, Morse has devoted himself to spreading the gospel of great music to young ears. He lives within a stone’s throw of New York City with his wife and four children. 

“A punk primer for the youngest set. . . . Yi’s incredibly detailed clay figures are a kinetic and inspired art choice. Their crazy creativity matches the expressive spirit of punk. . . . As [Morse] points out, the best way to learn about punk it just to listen. . . . If invested adults love the topic, a shared reading experience can’t be beat.”
—Kirkus Reviews


“Why It’s Wild: A history of punk music for kids illustrated in Gumby-esque claymation (minus the –mation).”
Library Journal, 100 Scope Notes’s Wildest Children’s Books of 2015

Event date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
By Eric Morse, Anny Yi (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617753923
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Published: Black Sheep - October 6th, 2015

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