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Mystery Writers of America: Midwest Chapter CHRISTMAS PARTY

Mystery Writers of America: Midwest Chapter

Celebrates Christmas with Members & Invited Guests

Author Discussion & Signing with Matthew Algeo

This is Matthew Algeo's  first visit to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore. He will talk about and sign his new non-fiction book, The President is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Vituous Grover Cleveland Survives A Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies The Courageous Newspaperman who Dared Expose the Truth.

Author Discussion & Signing with Bestselling Author, Robert Goldsborough

Bob Goldsborough returns to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore to discuss and sign his lastest Steve "Snap" Malek mystery, Terror at the Fair (1949) 1on Sunday March 20, 2011 at 2PM. The "Fair" you ask? This is set in 1949 during the Chicago Railroad Fair where the marvels of mid-twentieth century transportation are on exhibit for the public to see and admire. Murder galore and who will be the celebraties that Snap will come across in this thriller? (A modern movie magnate from Annaheim, California?)

Get the book & be there!

 

 

Three Strikes You're Dead Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781590804247
Availability: Special Order
Published: Echelon Press Publishing - April 1st, 2005

Shadow of the Bomb Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781590803516
Availability: Special Order
Published: Echelon Press Publishing - September 1st, 2006

A Death in Pilsen: A Snap Malek Mystery Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781590805312
Availability: Special Order
Published: Echelon Press Publishing - December 1st, 2007

A President in Peril Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781590806166
Availability: Special Order
Published: Echelon Press Publishing - June 1st, 2009

Author Discussion & Signing with Michael Wiley (His third visit.)

Michael Wiley returns to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore to discuss & sign his latest Joe Kozmanski mystery A Bad Night's Sleep.

 

A Bad Night's Sleep: A Mystery Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780312552244
Availability: Special Order
Published: Minotaur Books - June 21st, 2011

The Bad Kitty Lounge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312593001
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Minotaur Books - March 2nd, 2010

The Last Striptease Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780312372507
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 16th, 2007

Chicago Chapter of Sisters in Crime Meeting

 Topic:   Self-Publishing and E-book Publishing: What Authors Need to

               Know Before They Take the Plunge.

 Guest Panel: Diane Piron-Gelman (Editor), Emily Victorson (Publisher),

                        & Libby F. Hellmann (Author)

Death at the Fair Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780984067619
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Published: Allium Press - December 28th, 2009

Set the Night on Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780984067657
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Published: Allium Press - December 1st, 2010

Beautiful Dreamer Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780984067640
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Published: Allium Press - September 1st, 2010

Death at the Fair Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780984067619
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Published: Allium Press - December 28th, 2009

Doubleback Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781606480533
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Published: Bleak House Books - October 1st, 2009

An Authors Discussion & Signing with Victor David Giron , Ben Tanzer, Mark Brand and Jason Behrands (Managing Editor for "Orange Alert Press")

Come to a visit by two new Chicago authors to Centuries & Sleuths, Victor David Giron, Ben Tanzer, Mark Brand  and Jason Behrands (Managing Editor for Orange Alert Press.) They will discuss & sign their latest novels, Sophomoric Philosophy, Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine, and Red Ivy Afternoon. 

Sophomoric Philosophy Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780615404431
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Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing - October 16th, 2010

You Can Make Him Like You Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781450748391
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Published: Artistically Declined Press - April 12th, 2011

Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780981748108
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Published: Orange Alert Press - August 1st, 2008

Lucky Man Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780976969013
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Published: Manx Media - May 1st, 2007

Red Ivy Afternoon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780977411054
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Published: Silverthought Press - June 1st, 2006

Author Discussion & Signing with Clare O'Donohue

Clare O'Donohue retrurns to Centuries & Sleuths for her 4th mystery, Missing Persons which is the first in a new series with Kate Conway a Chicago TV Producer suspected of killing her husband.

Missing Persons Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780452297067
Availability: Special Order
Published: Plume Books - May 31st, 2011

The Lover's Knot: A Someday Quilts Mystery Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780452289796
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Published: Plume Books - October 1st, 2008

A Drunkard's Path Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780452295582
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Published: Plume Books - September 1st, 2009

The Double Cross Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780452296428
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Published: Plume Books - September 28th, 2010

"Drive Bye" Signing with Martha Grimes

Ms. Martha Grimes will be in the Chicago area on February 17th (Thursday) and through the good offices of my West Cook YMCA friend, Mr. Dick Barry she will visit to sign copies of her books including her latest Fadeaway Girl some time that afternoon (NO SPECIFIC TIME POSTED).

The beguiling young sleuth Emma Graham returns in Fadeway Girl.

Martha Grimes returns to her twelve-year-old heroine, Emma Graham, in this suspenseful sequel to the bestselling Belle Ruin. Emma continues her investigation into the strange disappearance of the four- month-old Slade baby from the Belle Ruin Hotel more than twenty years before. The sudden appearance in town of the baby's father, Morris Slade, makes her even more determined to learn the truth. Then a mysterious drifter named Ralph Diggs appears at the Hotel Paradise, looking for work, ingratiating himself with everyone there. Everyone, that is, except Emma.

The perceptive Emma is bound once again to delight fans of the previous books Hotel Paradise, Cold Flat Junction, and Belle Ruin, and certain to win new readers with her intuition and humor.

Fadeaway Girl Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780670022441
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking Adult - February 3rd, 2011

The Black Cat Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451232946
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Published: Berkley Books - February 1st, 2011

Dust: A Richard Jury Mystery Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451222664
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Published: Berkley Books - December 4th, 2007

Hotel Paradise Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345394255
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ballantine Books - April 28th, 1997

Belle Ruin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451219442
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Published: New American Library - September 1st, 2006

Author Discussion & Signing with Sean Parnell

What's better way to prepare for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day festivities than to listen to Sean Parnell talk about his book Historic Bars of Chicago at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore on the street that has Forest Park's "Best"? Then you can purchase the book and have Sean sign it for you. It'll be a momento to review every March.

Kind of Like Museums...But You Can Drink There!

They're famous and infamous, riddled with stories and scars, and thriving with contemporary personality alongside historic color. They're the essential bars for understanding what Chicago is all about.

Your Chicago Bar Project

How about soaking up Chicago history and cultural knowledge one tavern at a time? In Historic Bars of Chicago author Sean Parnell (http://chibarproject.com) delivers a compelling Chicago 101 and Masters program all in one. Simply visit the historic neighborhood pubs, dives, cocktail lounges, blues bars, jazz clubs, and bierstubes in his book; read a bit about them; mingle with the regulars; and join in their games, music, and banter. You will absorb the essence of the city and be thinking (and drinking) like a real Chicagoan in no time.

Chicago Culture on Tap

Pull up a barstool, order a cold one, and discover Chicago's past in its present.

  • What is the oldest drinking establishment in Chicago?
  • Which Chicago bar received the first liquor license following Prohibition?
  • What are Chicago's oldest nightclub, blues bar, jazz club, sports bar, wine bar, and beer garden?
  • What were Schlitz tied houses?
  • What were the favorite hangouts of Al Capone, John Dillinger, Frank Sinatra, and Nelson Algren?
  • What bars remain from the days of Polish Broadway?
  • Where did Japanese Americans congregate after World War II?

Historic Bars of Chicago answers all these and more, plus includes profiles of Chicago's 100 most historic bars, entries devoted to suburban bars, tributes to bars we miss the most, indexes by age and bar type, 5 theme and 26 neighborhood historic pub crawls, and a coupon towards creating your own historic pub crawl by trolley.

Historic Bars of Chicago: A Guide to the 100 Most Historic Neighborhood Taverns, Blues Bars, Jazz Clubs, Cocktail Lounges, Sports Bars, Nightclu Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781893121829
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Lake Claremont Press - May 1st, 2010

Author Discussion & Signing with Erik Larson

Erik Larson returns to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore to discuss & sign his latest true historical mystery, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin set prior to the Second World War. 

Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating characters with a few short strokes.”—New York Times Book Review
  
Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the bestselling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.
 
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
 
A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.
 
Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780307408846
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 10th, 2011

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Trade Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

Thunderstruck Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400080670
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - September 25th, 2007

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375708275
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Published: Vintage Books USA - July 11th, 2000

Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679759270
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Published: Vintage - January 15th, 1995

Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140233032
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 1994

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