Jun 25 2014
Megan Abbott, Vicki Pettersson, and Alison Gaylin:...

Megan Abbott, Vicki Pettersson, and Alison Gaylin:...

Presented by Murder by the Book at Murder by the Book

Murder by the Book presents Megan Abbott, Vicki Pettersson, and Alison Gaylin.

Megan Abbott (pictured) will sign and discuss The Fever (Little, Brown; $26.00).

Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die a Little, and Bury Me Deep. Her latest novel, The End of Everything, is a crime novel set in suburban Michigan, which made the Best Books of the Year Lists for publications including Publisher's Weekly, the Boston Globe, Baltimore City Paper and the Washington Examiner.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Detroit Noir, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Storyglossia, Queens Noir and The Speed Chronicles.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She has taught at NYU, the State University of New York and the New School University. This year, she is teaching at the Crime Fiction Academy at New York City's Center for Fiction.

She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the editor of A Hell of a Woman, an anthology of female crime fiction. She has been nominated for many awards, including three Edgar® Awards, Hammett Prize, the Macavity, Anthony and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Pushcart Prize.

The Fever
By Megan Abbott

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class.

Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.

Vicki Pettersson will sign and discuss The Given (Harper Voyager; $14.99), the third book in the Celestial Blues Series.

The New York Times bestselling author of The Signs of the Zodiac series–and former showgirl–Vicki Pettersson was born, raised, and still lives in Sin City, where a backyard view of the Strip regularly inspires her to set down her martini and write.

The Given: Celestial Blues: Book Three
By Vicki Pettersson

The dramatic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson's critically acclaimed Celestial Blues series–an inventive blend of paranormal romance, noir mystery, and urban fantasy–involving a fallen angel and a flesh-and-blood rockabilly reporter.

After learning his wife survived the attack that killed him fifty years earlier, angel/PI Griffin Shaw is determined to find Evelyn Shaw, no matter the cost. Yet his obsession comes at a price. Grif has had to give up his burgeoning love for reporter Katherine "Kit" Craig, the woman who made life worth living again, and dedicate himself to finding one he no longer knows.

Yet when Grif is attacked again, it becomes clear that there are forces in both the mortal and heavenly realm who'd rather see him dead than unearth the well-buried secrets of his past. If he's to survive his second go-round on the Surface, Grif will have to convince Kit to reunite with him professionally, and help uncover decades of police corruption, risking both their lives . . . and testing the limits to what one angel is really willing to give for love.

Alison Gaylin will sign and discuss Stay With Me (Harper; $5.99) PBO.

Alison Gaylin is the author of Into the Dark, the Shamus Award-winning And She Was, the Edgar(R)-nominated thriller Hide Your Eyes, as well as its sequel, You Kill Me, and two stand-alone novels, Trashed and Heartless. A graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Alison lives with her husband and daughter in upstate New York.

Stay with Me: A Brenna Spector Novel of Suspense
By Alison Gaylin

 

When the past intersects with the future . . .

Brenna Spector is held prisoner by the past. She has perfect memory, which allows her to recall in vivid and remarkable detail every moment of every day of her adult life. If only she could remember more from her child-hood . . . for she's still trying to unravel the mystery of her sister Clea's disappearance twenty-eight years ago when Clea was seventeen.

But now her obsession with finding out what happened to Clea is taking a toll on her own teenage daughter, Maya, who's been very secretive lately. And when Maya goes missing, Brenna fears her worst nightmare has come true.

. . . the outcome can be dangerous

As Brenna relies on her P.I. skills to find her daughter before it's too late, evidence surfaces showing a possible link between Maya's disappearance and Clea's. But could a case from three decades ago really be connected to her daughter? Or is someone hoping that Brenna will play along in a twisted game–one that there's no chance of winning . . . or surviving?

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Free Event.

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Dates & Times

2014/06/25 - 2014/06/25

Additional time info:

6:30pm

Location Info

Murder by the Book

2342 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005