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Mystery Writers of America Meeting

1. Learn how to present your work and yourself better!
Chicago storyteller Dana Norris joins us TOMORROW, Sunday, March 8, 1 p.m. at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, Forest Park, Illinois, to give tips and tricks on presenting our work to audiences better. Great opportunity to learn about Chicago's live story scene, too!

 

Mystery Writers of America Meeting (Midwest Region)

Mystery Writers of America Meeting at 1:00 PM

 

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Author Discussion & Signing with Robert Goldsborough

Robert Goldsborough's latest in his Second Series of Nero Wolfe Mysteries, Archie in the Crosshairs. Someone's out to get Archie, himself.

When Archie Goodwin s life is threatened, Wolfe must find the gunman or lose his right-hand man 

Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips. He has just reached Nero Wolfe s stately brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street when a sedan whips around the corner and two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Goodwin. It is a warning, and the message is clear: The next bullet will not miss. 
Rotund investigator Nero Wolfe has made more than his fair share of enemies over the years, and it seems one of them has decided to strike, targeting Wolfe s indefatigable assistant. Some might run for cover, but Archie Goodwin is not the type. With the help of Wolfe s brainpower, Goodwin will find the man who wants him dead unless the killer gets to Goodwin first."

Archie in the Crosshairs Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781497690417
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Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - March 10th, 2015

Murder in the Ball Park Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781480445659
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Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - January 28th, 2014

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781453270974
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Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - November 13th, 2012

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
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Published: Echelon Press Publishing - September 1st, 2006

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

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

Terror at the Fair (A Snap Malek Mystery) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781590806722
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Published: Echelon Press - March 1st, 2011

Author Discussion & Signing with Tim Chapman

Come to listen to Tim Chapman talk about his latest series of mysteries Kiddieland and Other Misfortunes about some close to all who grew up in Near West Chicago & Suburbs.

Also a Celebration of the American/Chicago Short Story with fellow authors, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Diane Piron-Gelmon, & J. Michael Major 

Kiddieland and Other Misfortunes Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780986286209
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Published: Thrilling Tales - December 2nd, 2014

Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780983193890
Availability: Special Order
Published: Allium Press - June 1st, 2013

Chicago Blues Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781932557497
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bleak House Books - October 1st, 2007

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Shall We Not Revenge Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780989053532
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Published: Allium Press - March 13th, 2014

One Man's Castle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781432826833
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Five Star (ME) - March 20th, 2013

Authors Discussion and Signing with Jack Fredrickson & John McEvoy

This will be the second time these two mystery writers, Jack Fredrickson & John McEvoy have been to Centuries & Sleuths together. Jack's book is work of fiction based on a true unsolved crime Silence the Dead. John's book is his latest adventure with Jack Doyle, High Stakes. 

 

Silence the Dead:

 "The new mayor of a small town in Illinois unearths a series of devastating secrets when he re-opens a 30-year-old murder investigation" 

17-year-old Betty Jo Dean was abducted and murdered thirty years ago. It took two days to find her body. She was found, fully dressed apart from her slacks, beneath a gnarled, stunted tree, shot in the back of the head. No one was ever charged with her murder. 
Now, following an appeal from one of his constituents, Mayor Mac Bassett has called for the case to be re-opened. But when the body is exhumed, it is revealed that the skull, found loose in the coffin, does not belong to Betty Jo. 
If Mac could discover why Betty Jo s head was taken, he would be one step closer to finding out who killed her. But no one in the small town of Grand Point is talking. Sheriffs, doctors, medical examiners: everyone seems to be warning Mac off. And then people start dying "

 

High Stakes:

Irreverent Jack Doyle has worn many hats, one or two blown off by his irrepressible temper. A former boxer, advertising rep, and publicity man, Jack s midlife career has been shaped by the world of thoroughbred horse racing and dark deeds therein. So it s no surprise when two FBI agents he s sleuthed with before pressure him to identify an animal activist who is carrying out mercy killings of retired race horses donated to Midwestern university veterinary schools. Plus two Chicago senior citizens are being threatened by an imperious Internet millionaire intent on owning their beloved horse. Then a call comes from Ireland where the life of Jack s friend Niall Hanratty, the noted bookmaker, is under attack from an unknown enemy. Meanwhile Doyle s nemesis Harvey Rexroth, the rapacious media mogul Jack helped put into federal prison, enlists a fellow inmate, a Mobconnected attorney, to have Jack killed. Carrying out this contract will be W. D. Wiems, a brilliant, frighteningly warped University of Kansas student who has eagerly launched a career of murder for hire. Fast tracking, Jack visits vet schools while juggling pieces of investigations near home and traveling twice to Ireland where his quest to find Hanratty s enemy takes him to Kinsale, Connemara, and a Dublin slum. Meanwhile the vicious contract killer is, all unknown, tracking Jack "

Silence the Dead: Suspense in Smalltown Illinois Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780727884350
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Published: Severn House Publishers - January 1st, 2015

High Stakes Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781464202766
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - December 2nd, 2014

Actresses Appearance for "The Sleuth Sisters"

Actresses from the Audio of the Mystery, The Sleuth Sisters by Maggie Pill will appear at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore at 7 PM 

You will meet and listen to:  Ann Jacques (Barb); Laura Bednarski (Fay); and Judy Blue (The Youngest Sister)

They will be interviewed by writer, actor and impresario, Jobe Cerny

It's a Night you can't miss !

 

The Sleuth Sisters: A Sleuth Sisters Mystery Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780990380429
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Published: Gwendolyn Books - July 3rd, 2014

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
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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
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Published: Felony & Mayhem - May 16th, 2011

The Happy Hoofer Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781444709292
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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

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