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Authors Discussion & Signing

 A return to Centuries & Sleuths of two well known local authors David J. Walker and Frances Mc Namara to discuss and sign their latest mysteries.

David J. Walker for  Company Orders        

Even a good man may feel driven to sign on with the devil.

Paul Clark is a Catholic priest who’s been on the fast track to becoming a bishop. But he suddenly faces a heart-wrenching problem, when choices he made as a young man come roaring back into his life. A mysterious woman, who claims to be with “an agency of the federal government,” offers to solve his problem. But there’s a price to pay—Father Clark must undertake some very un-priestly actions.

An attack in a Chicago alley…a daring escape from a Mexican jail…and a fight to the death in a Guyanese jungle…all these, and more, must be survived in order to protect someone he loves.

This priest is about to learn how much easier it is to preach love than to live it.

 

Frances Mc Namara for   Death at Woods Hole (4th Emily Cabot Mystery)

 

Exhausted after the tumult of the Pullman Strike of 1894, Emily
Cabot is looking forward to a restful summer visit to Cape Cod. She has
plans to collect “beasties” for the Marine Biological Laboratory,
alongside other visiting scientists from the University of Chicago.

She also hopes to enjoy romantic clambakes with Dr. Stephen Chapman,
although they must keep an important secret from their friends.

But her summer takes a dramatic turn when she finds a dead man floating
in a fish tank. In order to solve his murder she must first deal with
dueling scientists, a testy local sheriff, the theft of a fortune, and
uncooperative weather.

The Emily Cabot Mysteries series will continue to delight history buffs and mystery lovers alike.

 

 

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780983193838
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Published: Allium Press - July 1st, 2012

Mystery Discussion Group

Title: March Violets

Author: Philip Kerr

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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 1st, 1994

Mystery Discussion Group

Title: March Violets

Author: Philip Kerr

Berlin Noir Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780140231700
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 1st, 1994

Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison...

About the Author

Philip Kerr is the author of many novels, but perhaps most important are the five featuring Bernie Gunther—A Quiet Flame, The One from the Other, and the Berlin Noir trilogy (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem). He lives in London and Cornwall, England, with his family.


Author Discussion & Signing with Ira Fistell

Ira Fistell visits Centuries & Sleuths for the first time to discsuss and sign his book, Mark Twain: Three Encounters.

IRA Fistell's Mark Twain: Three Encounters Cover Image
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - April 5th, 2012

Ira Fistell's Mark Twain: Three Encounters begins with a perceptive analysis of the author's major novels which will be a revelation to any reader of Twain. Ira proves that Tom Sawyer is anything but a kids' book; explains why the ending of Huckleberry Finn, often dismissed as "just cheating" is actually the most brilliant part of the book; makes sense of the confusing and difficult Connecticut Yankee; and discovers the tragedy in The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson. Then this book explores how the places Twain lived affected what he wrote and concludes with a stunning explanation of the author's terrible guilt in his later years. No other study of Twain and his work compares with this one: it is the essential book on this subject.

(Roger Corman , Academy Award Winning Producer/Director)


G. K. Chesterton Meeting

Founding member Art Livingston will be leading the discussion on the Topic of Ant-Semitism and GKC, supplemented by a William Oddie essay on the same subject to be handed out to members in advance at the August Meeting.

Author Discussion & Signing with Robert Goldsborough

Title: Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: The long awaited story of how they met. We know how  Sherlock Holmes met Dr. Watson at St. Bart's Hospital and how John Francis Reid became the Lone Ranger in the early western United States. Now you'll know the true story about the sedentary detective and his sarcastic legman got started.

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe gets a Starred Review in September, 2012 Publishers Weekly.

Author Discussiion & Signing with June Skinner Sawyers

Join us at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore to hear June Skinner Sawyers discuss her new edition of Chicago Portraits.

Description:

The famous, the infamous, and the unjustly forgotten—all receive their due in this biographical dictionary of the people who have made Chicago one of the world’s great cities. Here are the life stories—provided in short, entertaining capsules—of Chicago’s cultural giants as well as the industrialists, architects, and politicians who literally gave shape to the city. Jane Addams, Al Capone, Willie Dixon, Harriet Monroe, Louis Sullivan, Bill Veeck, Harold Washington, and new additions Saul Bellow, Harry Caray, Del Close, Ann Landers, Walter Payton, Koko Taylor, and Studs Terkel—Chicago Portraits tells you why their names are inseparable from the city they called home.

About the Author:

June Skinner Sawyers, a writer and editor, is the author of Bob Dylan: New York (2011), Tougher Than The Rest: The 100 Best Bruce Springsteen Songs (2006) and Celtic Music: A Complete Guide (2001). Sawyers is the editor of several literary anthologies, including The Greenwich Village Reader (2001) and Dreams of Elsewhere: The Selected Travel Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson (2003) and several music anthologies: The Best in Rock Fiction (2005), Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader (2004) and Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter (2006).

Chicago Portraits: New Edition Cover Image
By June Skinner Sawyers, Rick Kogan (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780810126497
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Published: Northwestern University Press - March 31st, 2012

Bob Dylan: New York Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780984316595
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Published: Roaring Forties Press - May 1st, 2011

Author Discussion & Signing with William Ken Krueger

 Come join us this evening to listen to "The Scribe of the North Country", William Kent Krueger talk about his latest Cork O'Connor mystery novel, Trickster's Point. Then after buying it at Centuries & Sleuths have it signed and speak to Kent one on one.
Description

The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series—the action never stops when the private detective ends up in the crosshairs of a political assassin.

In Trickster’s Point, the unsinkable Cork O’Connor is sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness. Beside him is the first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little, who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bow hunting, this is no accident. The arrow in the governor’s heart belongs to Cork.

When he becomes the primary suspect in the murder, Cork understands full well that he’s been set up. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he recalls his long, complex relationship with Jubal, the Native kid who aspired to be a populist politician and grew to become a cunning man capable of treachery and murder. As Cork looks deeply into his own past, he comes face to face with the many motives, good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.

With crisp writing filled with the twists and turns his fans have come to expect, Krueger delivers another knockout novel of suspense.

About the Author

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of ten Cork O’Connor novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Vermilion Drift and Northwest Angle. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit WilliamKentKrueger.com.

Trickster's Point Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781451645675
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Published: Atria Books - August 21st, 2012

Northwest Angle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439153963
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Published: Atria Books - April 10th, 2012

Vermilion Drift Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439153871
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Published: Atria Books - June 7th, 2011

Heaven's Keep Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416556770
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Published: Atria Books - July 13th, 2010

Thunder Bay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439157824
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Published: Atria Books - August 11th, 2009

Mercy Falls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743445894
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Published: Pocket Books - June 27th, 2006

The Devil's Bed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743445856
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Published: Pocket Star Books - December 1st, 2003

Blood Hollow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743445870
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Published: Pocket Star - June 28th, 2005

Iron Lake Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780671016975
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Published: Pocket Star Books - May 1st, 1999

Purgatory Ridge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780671047542
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Published: Pocket Star - April 2nd, 2002

Red Knife Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781416556756
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2009

Boundary Waters Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780671016999
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Published: Pocket Star - July 1st, 2000

Copper River Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439157817
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Published: Atria Books - August 11th, 2009

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