Our atmosphere is warm and friendly, with oak/cherry bookcases labeled with the historical era, international to local mysteries or other subject matter of the books on the shelves, and comfortable seating, inviting you to browse your chosen subject.   If you're unsure where to start, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to act as your guide through fact or fiction, history or mystery, adults' or childrens' books.

Often, you can discuss your opinion about a book with other like-minded (or not) readers,or even the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, or maybe dissent, because five different reader/writer discussion groups meet here;and C&S has frequent signings for authors of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children.

 


 

Author Discussion & Signing with Bonnie MacBird

 

 

AUTHOR EVENT POSTPONED indefinitely.  However,
 C&S will have signed copies in the near future..follow here for updates.

 

Description


The new novel from the author of Art in the Blood. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a "ghostly" hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta.

A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France.

On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq... and a terrible discovery. This propels the duo northward to the snowy highlands. There, in a "haunted" castle and among the copper dinosaurs of a great whisky distillery, they and their young client face mortal danger, and Holmes realizes all three cases have blended into a single, deadly conundrum.

In order to solve the mystery, the ultimate rational thinker must confront a ghost from his own past. But Sherlock Holmes does not believe in ghosts...or does he?

 

Bonnie MacBird, currently living in Los Angeles, is the author of Art ...

Bonnie MacBird

About the Author


Bonnie MacBird is a produced screenwriter (TRON) and playwright (many plays and musicals) as well as an accomplished stage actor and writing teacher (UCLA Extension). She holds degrees from Stanford in music and film, and when she's not writing Sherlock Holmes, moonlights as a theatre director and audiobook reader. A long career in Hollywood include stints as a feature film development executive, and multiple Emmy winning producer. Bonnie is a member of the London Sherlock Holmes Society and was recently invested as a member of The Baker Street Irregulars and The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes. She divides her time between Los Angeles and London where she is hard at work on a sequel to ART IN THE BLOOD and UNQUIET SPIRITS titled DEVIL'S DUE. 

 

 

Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Murder (a Sherlock Holmes Adventure) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780008201081
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Collins Crime Club - October 10th, 2017

Art in the Blood (a Sherlock Holmes Adventure) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780008129699
Availability: Special Order
Published: Collins Crime Club - July 12th, 2016

Authors Discussion & Signing with Jack Fredrickson & Ted Gregory

The Murder of 

Mary Jane Reed

Approaching Truth through Fact & Fiction

A Discussion with Journalist & Author, Ted Gregory

and

Crime Novelist Jack Fredrickson

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

      Ted Gregory on Muck Rack            Jack Fredrickson | Authors | Macmillan

 

An unsolved murder of a teange girl committed almost 70 years ago in Illinois.

An exhumed body with a skull that doesn't go with the rest of the corpse.

What happened and why?

 

 

 

Mary Jane's Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609385231
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Iowa Press - October 1st, 2017

Silence the Dead: Suspense in Smalltown Illinois Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781847515438
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Severn House Trade Paperback - June 1st, 2015

A Safe Place for Dying Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780312351687
Availability: Special Order
Published: Minotaur Books - November 14th, 2006

Honestly Dearest, You're Dead: A Mystery Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780312380922
Availability: Special Order
Published: Minotaur Books - January 20th, 2009

Hunting Sweetie Rose Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780312605261
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Minotaur Books - February 28th, 2012

The Dead Caller from Chicago Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780312605278
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Minotaur Books - April 23rd, 2013

The Confessors' Club: A Pi Mystery Set in Chicago Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780727884886
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Severn House Publishers - July 1st, 2015

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Hidden Graves: A PI Mystery Set in Chicago Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780727886644
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Severn House Publishers - February 1st, 2017

Authors Discussion & Signing with Michael Stanley

             michael Sears                          Stanley Trollip

                    Michael Sears                                                              Stanley Trollip

 

Title: Dying to Live

Michael Stanley's Dying to Live features the humble and endearing Detective Kubu, in the sixth installment of a series that fans of Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency will find a perfect fit.

A Bushman is discovered dead near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Although the man looks old enough to have died of natural causes, the police suspect foul play, and the body is sent to Gaborone for an autopsy. Pathologist Ian MacGregor confirms the cause of death as a broken neck, but is greatly puzzled by the man’s physiology. Although he’s obviously very old, his internal organs look remarkably young. He calls in Assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu. When the Bushman’s corpse is stolen from the morgue, suddenly the case takes on a new dimension.

                      

                                          Authors: Michael Stanley

 

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip.

Both are retired professors who have worked in academia and business. Sears is a mathematician, specializing in geological remote sensing. Trollip is an educational psychologist, specializing in the application of computers to teaching and learning, and a pilot. They were both born in South Africa.

They have been on a number of flying safaris to Botswana and Zimbabwe, where it was always exciting to buzz a dirt airstrip to shoo the elephants off. They have had many adventures on these trips including tracking lions at night, fighting bush fires on the Savuti plains in northern Botswana, being charged by an elephant, and having their plane’s door pop open over the Kalahari, scattering navigation maps over the desert.. These trips have fed their love both for the bush, and for Botswana.

It was on one of these trips that the idea surfaced for a novel set in Botswana.

A Carrion Death is their first novel.

 

Your're not reading the day wrong.... It is Monday October 30, 2017 at 7 PM!

 

Dying to Live: A Detective Kubu Mystery Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250070906
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books - October 24th, 2017

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A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061252419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 31st, 2009

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The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061252501
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 1st, 2010

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Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062000378
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 6th, 2011

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Deadly Harvest Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062221520
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper Paperbacks - April 30th, 2013

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A Death in the Family Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250070890
Availability: Backordered
Published: Minotaur Books - October 27th, 2015

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Quarterly Bestsellers for First Quarter 2017:

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's bestsellers for the First Quarter of 2017. These Bestsellers are determined by a variety of factors (e.g. Author Signings, Mystery & History Discussion Groups' choices, Special Programs, Newspaper & Magazine listings, etc,) in addition to customer & staff recommendations. 

 

Murder, Stage Left Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781504041119
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - March 7th, 2017

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The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125927
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mysterious Press - March 7th, 2017

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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476700281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - January 14th, 2014

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I Let You Go Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101987506
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - November 29th, 2016

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143036494
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 2005

The Riverview Murders: A Paul Whelan Mystery Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626817678
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Diversion Publishing - Ips - February 17th, 2015

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The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781137280152
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 22nd, 2016

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1938: Hitler's Gamble Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465022052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books (AZ) - May 10th, 2011

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Hidden Graves: A PI Mystery Set in Chicago Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780727886644
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Severn House Publishers - February 1st, 2017

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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780553212419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bantam Classics - November 1st, 1986

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