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Author Discussion and Signing with Jeffrey Siger (His 7th Visit to Centuries & Sleuths

Come join us as we celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Siger's 7th Police Chief Andreas Kaldis Mystery, The Devil of Delphi set on modern Greece!

Make sure this is one of your stops on the Forest Park Chamber's Holiday Walk from 6 PM to 9 PM this Friday

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About the Book

Delphi once stood at the center of the world, a mountainous, verdant home to the gods, where kings and warriors journeyed to hear its Oracle speak. The Oracle embodied the decree of the gods or at least the word of Apollo. To disobey risked everything.

Young Athenian Kharon chooses modern Delphi to rebuild his life among its rolling hills and endless olive groves. But his dark past is too celebrated, and his assassin's skills so in demand, that his fate does not rest entirely in his own hands. Greece is being flooded with bomba, counterfeits of the most celebrated alcoholic beverages and wine brands. The legitimate annual trillion-dollar world market is in peril. So, too, are consumers someone is not just counterfeiting booze, but adulterating it, often with poisonous substances. Who is masterminding this immensely lucrative conspiracy?

Kharon learns who when the ruthless criminal gives him no choice but to serve her. Her decrees are as absolute as the Oracle's, and as fearsomely punished. Kharon agrees, but dictates his own payoff. And his own methods, which allow his targets some choice in the outcomes.

When Kharon unexpectedly shoots a member of one of Greece's richest, most feared families, he draws Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis into the eye of a political and media firestorm threatening to bring down Greece's government. Think "Breaking Bad," Greek-style.

 

About the Author


The New York Times described Jeffrey Siger s novels as thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales, the Greek Press called his work prophetic, Eurocrime described him as a very gifted American author...on a par with other American authors such as Joseph Wambaugh or Ed McBain, and the City of San Francisco awarded him its Certificate of Honor citing that his acclaimed books have not only explored modern Greek society and its ancient roots but have inspired political change in Greece. Mykonos After Midnight is the fifth novel in his Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, following up on his internationally best-selling Murder in Mykonos, Assassins of Athens, Prey on Patmos, and Target: Tinos

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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 1st, 2010

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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 3rd, 2013

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Author Discussion with Michael Raleigh

Michael Raleigh returns to Centuries & Sleuths to discuss & sign his newest mystery, Peerless Detective  featuring Chicago P.I. Harry Strummer. 

Once Billy Fox starts looking for trouble, he discovers that in Chicago trouble's under every footstep.
Home from the war, Billy Fox leaves Michigan for Chicago, hoping to find his ex-girlfriend, Rita now another man's wife. Chicago isn t a town that takes kindly to strangers, and Billy finds himself barely scraping by, working odd jobs and living in squalor among convicts and other men that the city hasn t spit out just yet.
A chance encounter lands him a job with Harry Strummer, the streetwise owner of the Peerless Detective Agency. At Harry's oddball agency, Billy hones his skills, learning how to stake out a mark, find a bug, and spot a tail. Odd life lessons and unexpected romance come his way. But as he searches for Rita, an even bigger mystery comes along, one that puts Harry, and Billy with him, in the crosshairs.
This punchy, spellbinding noir spins a web that will catch readers and hold them captive to the final page, when we learn that Billy's Chicago is a town where nothing is ever truly left up to chance.

About the Author


Michael Raleigh is the author of five Paul Whelan mysteries. He has received four Illinois Arts Council grants for fiction, and his stories and poetry have appeared in a number of literary magazines. His fifth book, The Riverview Murders, won the Eugene Izzi award. He lives in Chicago with his wife, three children, and a deranged cat.

 

 

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Author Discussion & Signing with Rinker Buck

Come to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore to listen to Rinker Buck discuss his New York Times bestselling book, The Oregon Trail.

Mr. Buck will sign have copies of The Oregon Trail after his talk.

Remember there is a $5/book fee to have a books not purchased at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore signed by our guest authors.

#1 "New York Times" Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick * Amazon and Apple Best of the Month 
"Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in "The Oregon Trail" are linked by Mr. Buck's voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson's comic tone in "A Walk in the Woods."" --Dwight Garner, "The New York Times" 
An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--which also chronicles the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. 
Spanning two thousand miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific coast, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used the trail to emigrate West--scholars still regard this as the largest land migration in history--it united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. 
Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. His first travel narrative, "Flight of Passage," was hailed by "The New Yorker" as "a funny, cocky gem of a book," and with "The Oregon Trail" he brings the most important route in American history back to glorious and vibrant life. 
Traveling from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Baker City, Oregon, over the course of four months, Buck is accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an "incurably filthy" Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, they dodge thunderstorms in Nebraska, chase runaway mules across the Wyoming plains, scout more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, cross the Rockies, and make desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water. The Buck brothers repair so many broken wheels and axels that they nearly reinvent the art of wagon travel itself. They also must reckon with the ghost of their father, an eccentric yet loveable dreamer whose memory inspired their journey across the plains and whose premature death, many years earlier, has haunted them both ever since. 
But "The Oregon Trail" is much more than an epic adventure. It is also a lively and essential work of history that shatters the comforting myths about the trail years passed down by generations of Americans. Buck introduces readers to the largely forgotten roles played by trailblazing evangelists, friendly Indian tribes, female pioneers, bumbling U.S. Army cavalrymen, and the scam artists who flocked to the frontier to fleece the overland emigrants. Generous portions of the book are devoted to the history of old and appealing things like the mule and the wagon. We also learn how the trail accelerated American economic development. Most arresting, perhaps, are the stories of the pioneers themselves--ordinary families whose extraordinary courage and sacrifice made this country what it became. 
At once a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, "The Oregon Trail "draws readers into the journey of a lifetime. It is a wildly ambitious work of nonfiction from a true American original. It is a book with a heart as big as the country it crosses.

About the Author


Rinker Buck began his career in journalism at the "Berkshire Eagle" and was a longtime staff writer for the "Hartford Courant". He has written for "Vanity Fair", "New York", "Life", and many other publications, and his stories have won the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. He is the author of "The Oregon Trail" as well as the acclaimed memoirs "Flight of Passage" and "First Job". He lives in northwest Connecticut.
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Author Discussion & Signing with Patrick Mc Briarty

Patrick Mc Briarty comes to Centuries & Sleuths for the first time to talk about and sign his fantastic book, Chicago River Bridges and his two kids books Drawbridges: Open and Close and Airplanes Take Off and Land.

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Author Discussion & Signing with Helen Osterman

Helen,will discuss and sign her latest Emma Winberry Mystery, Rogue WaveRogue Wave

About The Book

Emma Winberry and Nate Sandler, her significant other, plan a vacation on a sailboat on the Caribbean. Emma has misgivings about the trip and discusses it with her Guardian Angel who tells her there will be trials ahead. This makes Emma more uncomfortable. At the beginning of the sail, the ocean is calm and they relax. While sailing from the island of Curaçao to Bonaire, they see a small uninhabited island with a lone palm tree. Emma notices a flashing light, as if someone is sending an SOS. They have no idea that Estrella Montoya, wife of a Venezuelan drug lord, is being held captive there. When returning to Curaçao, they encounter a violent storm. Nate is washed overboard by a rogue wave. Is he lost forever? How does Emma get involved with the drug lord and his family? Follow the characters through the world of storms at sea, piracy, drug lords, and heroism to the pulse pounding conclusion.

 

 

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Authors Discussion & Signing with Michael Black & Deborah Brod

Come to meet three wonderful local authors, Michael Black, Deborah Brod and Elizabeth Perona. Michael writers mysteries, but his latest works have both mystery and adventure. Deborah's modern mysteries with  witty freelance writer Robyn Guthrie. Also, this is Elizabeth Perona's (A Family Effort) first mystery together using relatively recent theme used in preparation for the "End of Life".

 

 

 

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Authors Discussion & Signing with Bill Rapp & Libby Fischer Hellmann

Come to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore for Bill Rapp's 4th visit and Libby Fischer Hellmann's latest of many visits. Tears of Innocence is Bill's fifth book. All his books are "stand alones", sothere is no concern about which one you start with, so try one of the earlier books first, but it's not necessary. Based on Bill's own experience working for the federal government the stories, although fiction, they are authentic. The same goes for his discussion. The Incidental Spy is a page-turner. Viewing the situations of the time period with what would become the Manhattan Project through Lena’s eyes makes the reader contemplate what their choice would be in the same situation. Unfortunately, Lena has no choices, forcing her to become a pawn in a dangerous game – becoming a spy. The story is short but superbly developed into a logically thrilling story with well-developed characters that seem too human many times.

{Catriona McPherson's publisher has cancelled her Midwest Tour for budgetery reasons --- Centuries & Sleuths is both sorry and disappointed to give you this news.}

{Although, as previously noted we were very disapponted by Ms. Catriona McPherson's publisher's decision, we are delighted to let you know local Chicago author, Libby Fischer Hellmann has stepped into the breach. The title of Ms. Hellmann's latest novella is The Incidental Spy which ties in quite well with the subjects of Mr. Rapp's novels. Thanks Libby!} for this day. Also what is so apropriate is the title & subjext of Ms. Hellmann's lates novella, The Incendental Spy which ties in nicely with Mr. Rapp's books subject.

Tears of Innocence

"In the autumn of 1945 Karl Baier a young American military officer arrives in a devastated Berlin the once mighty capital of the Third Reich. His assignment: to hunt down debrief and in some cases resettle German scientists who helped build the German war machine.


He is not alone however as America's allies during the war have become competitors in the search for Germany's scientific and industrial elite. Baier soon finds himself romantically involved with a local woman whose husband disappeared on the eastern front a woman whose husband shares Baier's name. The young American agrees to help find news of her husband's fate which she uses to draw him into a story of deceit romance and missing treasure. Soon Baier becomes the hunted as much as the hunter. Baier's quest takes him from the ruins of Berlin to Greece Bavaria and Lisbon the heart of European espionage and main escape route during the war as he searches for answers to a mystery that stretches back into the German occupation the chaotic final days of the war and into an uncertain future. Baier will have to learn who his true friends are whom he can trust and whether it is safe to love a woman whose history he can only begin to understand.


Tears of Innocence is a fast-paced thriller set in a time when Karl Baier and his country must face up to the challenges of their new role in an uncertain postwar world. 

About the Author


Bill Rapp began his professional life as an academic, teaching European History at Iowa State University. A graduate of Notre Dame (B.A.), The University of Toronto (M.A.) and Vanderbilt (Ph. D.), Rapp was intrigued by German history. He has spent the last 25 years working for the U. S. Government, primarily as an intelligence analyst for the C.I.A. His work has taken him around the world, including to Berlin as the wall fell and Germany was reunified. Mr. Rapp's other books include the mystery novels Dark Angel and A Pale Rain, both SterlingHouse titles.

 

The Incidental Spy

Often, it’s not the person who chooses the profession, but the profession that chooses the person.

Lena became a spy because of who she was, who she knew and how she could be controlled. Lena was forced to be a spy. She felt that she had no choices.

Being a Jew has frequently been dangerous throughout history in many places in Europe, especially prior to World War II. For Lena, her life is no different than many at the time, only much more complicated.

Lena is in love with her childhood sweetheart, who is also Jewish, but Josef just doesn’t look Jewish but Scandinavian. The two know that their souls are destined to be together and truly believe that somehow, they will be together. Their intention is to marry, but the threat of the Nazis throughout Europe forces their families to move.

Lena is fortunate. Her family sends her to an aunt living in the Chicago area. She expects her family to join her eventually as well as Josef. However, the Nazi movement overtook the people of the neighboring countries faster than expected. Lena had to learn to connect with her family and friends through the infrequent letters. Sometime she feels guilty leaving her loved ones behind.

Lena’s aunt arranges to have her educated in English and even assists her in a job at a local university as secretary to the physics department. Her aunt knows that Lena needs to be busy and to develop a new life in her new country.

Lena’s new life changes everything, including marrying another man and having his child. She is happily adjusted to her new life when her husband is killed. Suddenly being a single parent supporting a child makes life difficult. She just doesn’t realize how difficult and complicated life will become. Can Lena be forced to become someone that she does not choose to become?

 

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Best-selling crime fiction author Libby Fischer Hellmann claims she's "writing her way around the genre." With eleven novels and twenty short stories published, she has written thrillers, suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery. She has been nominated for the Anthony (twice) the Agatha, Foreword Reviews “Thriller of the Year" (twice) and has won the Lovey multiple times. She lives in Chicago and claims they’ll take her out of there feet first.

 

 

 

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Published: Sterlinghouse Publisher - June 30th, 2011

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Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department

Local Chicago Author, Sam Reaves will be here Friday night 6/12/15 to discuss & sign his latest non-fiction book Mob Cop...:

Former Chicago police officer and Outfit associate Fred Pascente is the man who links Tony Spilotro, a central character in Nicholas Pileggi's "Casino "and one of Chicago's most notorious mob figures, to William Hanhardt, chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department. Pascente and Spilotro grew up together on Chicago's Near West Side, and as young toughs they were rousted and shaken down by Hanhardt. While Spilotro became one of the youngest made men in Chicago Outfit history, Pascente was drafted into the army and then joined the police department. Soon taken under Hanhardt's wing, Pascente served as Hanhardt's fixer and bagman on the department for more than a decade. At the same time, Pascente remained close to Spilotro, making frequent trips to Las Vegas to party with his old friend while helping to rob the casinos blind. As a policeman he led a double life, doing genuine police work under Hanhardt's tutelage while at the same time keeping an eye out for opportunities for bribery and theft. His position on both sides of the law gave him unrivaled knowledge of the workings of Chicago's deeply rooted culture of corruption.
"Mob Cop "details the decline of traditional organized crime in the United States, and reveals information about the inner workings of the Outfit that has never been publicly released. Fred Pascente's colorful stories of crooked cops and dangerous criminals make his memoir a matchless tell-all.

About the Author


Fred Pascente was a Chicago police officer for 26 years, serving as assistant and "bagman" to William Hanhardt. He was also a professional thief with close ties to the mafia and a close friend and confidant of Tony Spilotro.

Sam Reaves is the author of several books, including "Mean Town Blues", "Fear Will Do It", and "Homicide 69". He has served as president of the Midwest chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. Sam lives in Illinois.

Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department

  

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Authors Discussion & Signing with Michael Stanley

Death in the Family: The Fifth Botswana Mystery with Detective Kubu

 

The continent of Africa has been carved up by many talented mystery writers, as we shall see in future posts. Botswana has been laid claim to by Michael Stanley–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 they have had many adventures, 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. The first book in the series, featuring Detective David “Kubu” Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department, A Carrion Death, was set in the deserts of Botswana, where the world’s richest diamond mines are located. The story dealt with greed, power, lust, and the conflict between modern views and traditional values. Booklist compared this book to The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agencyseries, and recommended it to “Henning Mankell fans, who will respond to the complex plots and palpable sense of place.” A New York Times Book Review contributor noted of this book, “Kubu is … hugely appealing – big and solid and smart enough to grasp all angles of this mystery… Readers may be lured to Africa by the landscape, but it takes a great character like Kubu to win our loyalty.” And Kirkus Reviews found it a “stately debut.”

The second book, The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu (USA) or A Deadly Trade(elsewhere), is set in the very north of Botswana, which contrasts vividly with the dry rest of the country.

Death of the Mantis, the third book in the series, was shortlisted for the Anthony and Edgar awards and won the Barry Award for best paperback original mystery.

Deadly Harvest, the fourth mystery in the beloved and critically acclaimed Detective Kubu series tracks a series of murders and the mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons. A young girl goes missing after getting into a car with a mysterious man. Soon after, a second girl disappears, and her devastated father, Witness, sets out to seek revenge.

A Death in the Family is the fifth book in this exceptional series and begins with a bang when Kubu's elderly father is murdered. Kubu is ordered away from the case, but as usual, he has trouble following orders. Meanwhile, in the small town of Shoshong, the local Chinese-owned mine wants to take over part of the village. A week later, a senior official in the Department of Mines is found dead. Kubu becomes convinced that the official was murdered. As always, Michael Stanley creates a seamless and complex mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day Africa.

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Author Discussion & Signing with Elizabeth Perone [CHANGE]

Spend the afternoon with two authors, maybe three, that are well known. Julie Hyzy's Grace series and White House Chef series are the talk of the town. You'll be surprised when you meet Elizabeth Perone too. A great way to spend a hot summer afternoon in Chicago area.

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The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered in secret late one July night to check skinny dipping off their bucket list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool shed provides a perfect distraction. When a dead body flops out, it's an answered prayer for Charlotte, since the first item on her list is to solve a murder.

Unfortunately for Charlotte and Francine, before they can discover who really killed the man, they must negotiate neighborhood tours of the crime scene, press coverage of their skinny dipping, an angry Homeowner's Association, a disastrous appearance on Good Morning America, media offers sought by a hungry publicist, and a clever killer.

Praise:

"Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Elizabeth Perona's charming debut, Murder on the Bucket List. This warm and witty caper features delightful characters, hilarious antics, and a celebration of friendship . . . Don't miss it "--JULIE HYZY, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE CHEF MYSTERIES AND THE MANOR HOUSE MYSTERIES

"Elizabeth Perona mixes murder, mystery and a charming cast of characters to concoct an engaging and fun read. High on ingenuity and imagination, low on gore, Murder on the Bucket List keeps the reader guessing."--MARY JANE CLARK, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WEDDING CAKE MYSTERIES AND THE KEY NEWS THRIILLERS

"Murder on the Bucket List is the best kind of cozy mystery--inviting, engaging, intelligent, warm, and witty. Elizabeth Perona's ensemble cast of senior sleuths puts out a welcome mat I couldn't refuse, and you shouldn't either."--MOLLY MACRAE, NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HAUNTED YARN SHOP MYSTERIES

"Elizabeth Perona has created a wonderfully light read, with a fun combo of race cars, suburban life, adventurous seniors, and a killer I did not see coming. Can't wait for the next adventure of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club "--CLARE O'DONOHUE, AUTHOR OF THE SOMEDAY QUILTS MYSTERIES.

About the Author


Elizabeth Perona (Plainfield, Indiana) is the father/daughter writing team of Tony Perona and Elizabeth Dombrosky.    


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