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Author Discussion & Signing: Robert K. Elder

Author Discussion & Signing: Robert K. Elder

Last Words of the Executed Cover Image
By Robert K. Elder, Studs Terkel (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780226202686
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 30th, 2010

Last Words of the Executed

Publishers Weekly

From colonial era public hangings to the last moments before a lethal injection, Northwestern journalism teacher Elder revisits the final words of the condemned, both famous and forgotten. They expressed contrition or angry denial, often accompanied by an argument against capital punishment. Elder calls his book “an oral history of the overlooked, the infamous and the forgotten,” who “speak to a common humanity with their last act on earth.” Some considered their words carefully: William Robinson, a Quaker executed in 1659 for protesting Massachusetts's banishment of his co-religionists, said, “I suffer not as an evil doer.... I suffer for Christ, in whom I live and in whom I die.” Others offer bizarre non sequiturs: in 2002, serial killer Aileen Wuornos proclaimed, “I'm sailing with the Rock and I'll be back like 'Independence Day'... big mother ship and all.” Elder culled his material from newspaper accounts, prison archives, and religious counselors who transcribed for posterity the final utterances of the roughly 16,000 men and women who've been executed in the United States. The late Studs Terkel contributed an eloquent foreword.


Postponed Signing with Tony Hays to 5/22/10 due to illiness (4/20/10)

4/20/10: Due to complications with oral surgery for author Tony Hays his signing for The Divine  Sacrifice has been postponed to Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:00PM. We appreciate your understanding.

Augie Aleksy & Tony Hays

***Also, due to a Dinner Commitment we will be closing at 4PM today.***

 

Author Discussion & Signing: Janet Nolan

Janet Nolan, a local author, returns with her children's history of The  Firehouse Light that burned for over 100 years. It has delightful full page illustrations by Marie Lafrance taking the story through the century.

Janet has also written A Father's Day Thank You and St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh.

 

The Firehouse Light Cover Image
By Janet Nolan, Marie Lafrance (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781582462981
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Published: Tricycle Press - May 25th, 2010

The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh Cover Image
By Janet Nolan, Ben F. Stahl (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807573457
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 2002

A Father's Day Thank You Cover Image
By Janet Nolan, Kathi Ember (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807522912
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 2007

***Author Discussion & Signing: Michael Kurland

Author Discussion & Signing: Michael Kurland (Sherlockian & Moriarty author par excellence)

Title: Sherlock Holmes: The American Years

Sherlock Holmes: The American Years Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312378462
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 2nd, 2010

Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years Cover Image
By Michael Kurland (Editor)
$25.99
ISBN: 9780312351564
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Published: Griffin - January 24th, 2006

My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective Cover Image
By Michael Kurland (Editor)
$25.99
ISBN: 9780312325954
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 1st, 2004

How to Solve a Murder Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780028604107
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Published: John Wiley & Sons - July 1st, 1995

Irrefutable Evidence: A History of Forensic Science Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781566638036
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Published: Ivan R. Dee Publisher - October 16th, 2009

Author Signing & Discussion: Sharan Newman (Author of the Catherine Le Vendeur Mysteries)

Title: The Real History of the End of the World & Shanghai Tunnel

The Real History of the End of the World: Apocalyptic Predictions from Revelation and Nostradamus to Y2K and 2012 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425232538
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - April 6th, 2010

The Shanghai Tunnel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780765354594
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Published: Forge Books - December 30th, 2008

The Real History Behind the Templars Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425215333
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - September 4th, 2007

The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425200124
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Published: Berkley Books - January 4th, 2005

Death Comes as Epiphany Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765303745
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Published: Forge - September 5th, 2000

The Devil's Door Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765310347
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Published: Forge - July 1st, 2004

The Witch in the Well Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765311245
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Published: Forge - March 2nd, 2010

To Wear the White Cloak Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523286
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Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

Heresy: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780765354686
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Published: Tor Books - March 1st, 2007

The Outcast Dove Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765309570
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Published: Forge - July 7th, 2009

The Difficult Saint Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523293
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Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

Cursed in the Blood Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523309
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Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

Strong as Death Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523279
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Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

The Wandering Arm: A Catherine Levendeur Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312877330
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - August 1st, 2001

Sisters in Crime Meeting

Guest Speaker: Deborah Blum, the author of The Poisoner's HandbookMurder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum is a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin. She worked as a newspaper science writer for twenty years, winning the Pulitzer in 1992 for her writing about primate research, which she turned into a book, The Monkey Wars (Oxford, 1994).

(There will be a signing afterward & C&S will have books available for purchase.)

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781594202438
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Published: Penguin Press - February 18th, 2010

***Author Discussion & Signing: Julie Hyzy Returns

New Fantastic New Titles: Grace Under Pressure (New Manor House Mystery Series) and Eggsecutive Orders (The Latest White House Chef Mystery)

State of the Onion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425218693
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Published: Berkley Books - January 1st, 2008

Hail to the Chef Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425224991
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Published: Berkley Books - December 1st, 2008

Eggsecutive Orders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425232033
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Published: Berkley Books - January 5th, 2010

Grace Under Pressure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425235218
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Published: Berkley Books - June 1st, 2010

***Author Discussion & Signing: Alafair Burke Returns

Title: 212: 3rd Ellie Hatcher Mystery set in New York following Angel's Tip and her Samantha Kincaid Myteries.

Angel's Tip Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061561245
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Published: Harper - June 1st, 2009

212 Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780061561221
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Published: Harper - April 1st, 2010

Close Case Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312940577
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - May 30th, 2006

Missing Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312933159
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - April 28th, 2005

Judgment Calls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312997205
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - May 1st, 2004

Dead Connection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312944810
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - November 4th, 2008

***Author Discussion & Signing: Stephen Kinzer

Title: Reset: Iran, Turkey, & America's Future

Crescent and Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374531409
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 16th, 2008

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780470185490
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Published: Wiley (TP) - January 1st, 2008

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805082401
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Published: Times Books - February 6th, 2007

A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780470120156
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Published: Wiley (TP) - June 1st, 2008

Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805091274
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Published: Times Books - June 8th, 2010

Chicago's Printers Row Book Fair

Visit with us and The Mystery Writers of America (The Midwest Region) at The Chicago Printers Row Book Fair

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