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Authors Discussion & Signing with Illustrious British Actresses Fidelis Morgan and Celia Imrie

This will be third appearance for Fidelis
Morgan
& the second appearance for Celia Imrie at Centuries & Sleuths Booktore. They are both British actresses the double as authors. Fidelis has been in many London stage production, but you may have seen her on the "telly" on Masterpiece Theatre and Masterpiece Mystery. Celia has been on both tto, but most recently you've seen her in the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Fidelis has written Unntaural Fire and the Rival Queens, 17th Century Mysteries with the Countess Asby de la Zouche.

Celia has written The Happy Hoofer an authobiogarhical work. 

 If you have been at the last appearance of this "dynamic duo" you know they also perform ane encourage audience participation.

                         

                                

Unnatural Fire Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781934609507
Availability: Special Order
Published: Felony & Mayhem - April 16th, 2010

The Rival Queens: A Novel of Artifice, Gunpowder and Murder in Eighteenth-Century London Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781934609750
Availability: Special Order
Published: Felony & Mayhem - May 16th, 2011

The Happy Hoofer Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781444709292
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hodder & Stoughton - November 24th, 2011

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982428
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Published: Random House Trade - March 13th, 2012

Authors Discussion & Signing: Alex Buckholder & John Hogan

This will be the second visit from Alex Buckholder and John Hogan to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore for their latest book Forgotten Fires Of Chicago: The Lake Michigan Inferno and a Century of Flame .

 Description:

 Chicago's war against cinder, flame and smoke did not end with the Great Fire of 1871. That conflagration was only one engagement in a ceaseless and often unrecognized conflict, fought in the most unlikely places. In 1909, fire ripped through the dynamite room of a staging facility one and a half miles off the Lake Michigan shoreline, transforming the pipe-laying operation into a raging inferno. During the World's Columbian Exposition, thousands of fairgoers watched in horror as twelve firefighters were trapped in a blazing ice warehouse. An operagoer left a smoking bomb under his seat at the Auditorium Theater in 1917, and the newly invented smoke ejector arrived too late to save firemen and laborers cut off in a sewer in 1931. Join John Hogan and Alex Burkholder for the history of these forgotten fires and the heroes who fight them.

Forgotten Fires of Chicago:: The Lake Michigan Inferno and a Century of Flame Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626197473
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Published: History Press (SC) - November 11th, 2014

Fire Strikes the Chicago Stock Yards: A History of Flame and Folly in the Jungle Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781609499075
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Published: History Press (SC) - February 12th, 2013

Author Discussion & Signing with Tom Holmes & More

Tom Holmes  will talk about his book Forty Days Alone in Thailand, Jesus, Buddha, Thai Culture and My Self. This will lead to a discussion on Pluralism and then role it plays in the 21st Century. (Tom is bringing some wine to help lubricate the conversation.)

 

Why Forty Days.... 

 In 2009, I realized that I had forty days of unscheduled time in Thailand between the seventh mission trip I had helped lead in the “Land of Smiles” and an international conference in Pattaya on the Gulf of Thailand. I was at a point in my life where I felt the need to test my two primary relationships: with God and with my self. I grabbed the opportunity to test these two relationships by traveling around Thailand alone—with my limited Thai vocabulary and my neurological disorder--to plunge into the deep end of the cultural pool, if you will, and see if I would sink or swim. Before leaving I joked with my friends and family that my only traveling companions would be my self and God, and I didn’t know if I would get along with either one. I wrote Forty Days Alone in Thailand partly as a spiritual travel memoir, but partly as a way of encouraging readers to risk moving out of their cultural comfort zones as a way of meeting themselves again as if for the first time.

Forty Days Alone in Thailand Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781500622053
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Published: Createspace - August 4th, 2014

Author Discussion with Edgar Award Winning Author Thomas Perry

Attend the duscussion and purchase his latest book from Edgar Award Winning Author Thomas Perry. This is his latest Jane Whitefield mystery, A String of Beads.

Although this is Mr Perry's first appearance at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, it is approximately his 22nd novel. Don't miss the author, the discussion and buying Mr. Perry's latest book. 

 A String of Beads

 After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, nee Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York--or so she thinks. 

One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders of the Seneca clans, parked in her driveway in two black cars. A childhood friend of Jane's from the reservation, Jimmy, is wanted by the police for the murder of a local white man. But instead of turning himself in, he's fled, and no one knows where he is hiding out. At the clan mothers' request, Jane retraces a walking trip she and Jimmy took together when they were fourteen in hopes that he has gone the same way again. But it soon becomes clear that the police aren't the only ones after him. As the chase intensifies, the number of people caught up in this twisted plot multiplies, and Jane is the only one who can protect those endangered by it. "A String of Beads" is an addictive, fast-paced thriller about how abandoning the past can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, even when your life--and the life of those you love--depends on it.

A String of Beads Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802123299
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Published: Mysterious Press - January 6th, 2015

The Boyfriend Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780802155122
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Published: Mysterious Press - February 11th, 2014

Poison Flower Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802155115
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Published: Mysterious Press - February 19th, 2013

The Informant Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780547737430
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Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2012

Strip Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156035590
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Published: Mariner Books - May 5th, 2011

Vanishing Act Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780804113878
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Published: Fawcett Books - March 2nd, 1996

Metzger's Dog Cover Image
By Thomas Perry, Carl Hiaasen (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812967746
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Published: Random House Trade - June 10th, 2003

Author Discussion & Signing with Michael Black

Michael Black continues to write the thrilling and bloody adventures in Pendleton's Executioner Series.

Be at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2 PM to hear more from Michael how he puts these great novels together. You can even as him questions about writing, plot, character,...

Also, for those with a Sherlockian interest you must read his short stories in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: A Most Unusual Dichotomy  and  The Dark Visage in the Mirror. I have and they are wonderful examples of Michael's diverse writing talents.  [Augie Aleksy Owner of Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore]  

 

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Deadly Salvage Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780373644308
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gold Eagle - September 2nd, 2014

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume 6 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780692244944
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Published: Airship 27 - June 24th, 2014

Author Discussion & Signing with Jeffrey Siger

Title: Sons of Sparta: #6 A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

Author: Jeffrey Siger 

This is Jeffrey's 6th Andreas Kaldis mystery and his 6th visit to Centuries & Sleuths. This is a tradition  wheo hope will never end.

Come visit with Jeff as he talks about his latest msytery set in modern Greece.

Since he lives in Greece for about 1/2 of each year he can tell about his obeservations about this country in the 21st century. He loves the country, but he is quite frank when talking about what he sees.

Did the warriors of ancient Sparta simply vanish without a trace along with their city, or did they find sanctuary at the tip of the mountainous Peloponnese? That stark, unforgiving region's roots today run deep with a history of pirates, highwaymen, and neighbors ferociously repelling any foreigner foolishly bent on occupying this part of Greece. Less well recorded are the Mani's families' strict code of honor and their history of endless vendettas with neighbors and with their own relatives. No wonder their farms look like fortresses. When Special Crimes Division Detective Yiannis Kouros is summoned from Athens to the Mani by his uncle, Kouros fears his loyalty to his boss, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, is about be to be tested by family pressure on the detective to act in some new vendetta, for this uncle once headed the Mani's most significant criminal enterprise. Instead, Kouros learns the family is about to become rich through the sale of its property until the uncle is killed, and thus the deal. Acting swiftly to head off a new cycle of violence, Kouros satisfactorily solves the murder. Or so it seems until, back in Athens, Kaldis' probe into deeply entrenched government corruption leads straight back to the Mani. Both cops now confront a host of unexpected twists, unanticipated players, unanswered questions and people yet to die."has become a tradition that we hope will never end. 

Sons of Sparta Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781464203169
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 7th, 2014

Murder in Mykonos: An Inspector Kaldis Mystery Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590586914
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 1st, 2010

Assassins of Athens: An Inspector Kaldis Mystery Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590587072
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 1st, 2010

Prey on Patmos: An Inspector Kaldis Mystery Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590587683
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 4th, 2011

Target: Tinos Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590589786
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - June 5th, 2012

Mykonos After Midnight Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781464201837
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 3rd, 2013

G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Catholic Literary Giants: A Field Guide to the Catholic Literary Landscape 

Author: Joseph Pearce 

Catholic Literary Giants: A Field Guide to the Catholic Literary Landscape Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781586179441
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Published: Ignatius Press - October 7th, 2014

G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Title: Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton

Author: Joseph Pearce 

Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780898707007
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Ignatius Press - April 1st, 2001

G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Title: Major Barbara

Author: George B. Shaw 

Major Barbara Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781497387843
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Published: Createspace - March 19th, 2014

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