Author Event

Mystery Writers of America Guest Authors Signings


Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
in assocaition with the local Midwest Region of The Mystery Writers America a signings for their Guest Authors 

Sara Paretsky       Hallie Ephron                Jess Lourey

Stanley Trollip       Hank Phillippi Ryan       Daniel Stashower

 The Guest Authors will be "The Profs" at the Saturday sessions.

This will be the "Prequel" to The Mystery Writers of America Univeristy to be held on September 13th (Saturday) at the Westin Hotel 909 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Cost: $50 for current MWA members and $75 for non-members.

 

 

Critical Mass (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #16) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451468185
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - September 2nd, 2014

Writing in an Age of Silence Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781844673773
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Published: Verso - May 5th, 2009

There Was an Old Woman: A Novel of Suspense Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062117618
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 10th, 2013

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock'em Dead with Style Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781582973760
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Writer's Digest Books - September 1st, 2005

January Thaw (Murder-By-Month Mysteries #9) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780738738758
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Midnight Ink - January 8th, 2014

Knee High by the 4th of July (Murder-By-Month Mysteries #3) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780738710358
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Midnight Ink - September 8th, 2007

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A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu (Detective Kubu Series #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061252419
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 31st, 2009

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Deadly Harvest: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Detective Kubu Series #4) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062221520
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - April 30th, 2013

Prime Time Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780778327172
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mira - July 1st, 2009

Truth Be Told: A Jane Ryland Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765374936
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Forge Books - October 7th, 2014

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250042668
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 28th, 2014

Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780857682932
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Published: Titan Books - June 12th, 2012

Author Discussion & Signing with Sharan Newman

Title: Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, The First Crusades, & the Quest for Peace in Jursalem.

 

Description

Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region’s most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural  world was forming. Templar knights, Muslim  peasants, Turkish caliphs, Jewish merchants, and the native Christians, along with the children of the first crusaders, blended cultures while struggling to survive in a land constantly at war. Defending the City of God explores this fascinating and forgotten world, and how a group of sisters, daughters  of the King of Jerusalem, whose  supporters included Grand Masters of the Templars and Armenian  clerics, held together the fragile treaties, understandings, and marriages that allowed for relative peace among the many different factions. As the crusaders fought to maintain their conquests, these relationships quickly unraveled, and the religious and cultural diversity was lost as hardline factions took over. Weaving together the political intrigues and dynastic battles that transformed the Near East with an evocative portrait of medieval Jerusalem, this is an astonishing look at a forgotten side of the first Crusades.

About the Author

Sharan Newman is a medieval historian and award-winning author of nonfiction and fiction. Her books include The Real History Behind the Templarsand The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code . She’s been featured in The Catholic World ReportThe OregonianFortean TimesYahoo! Voices, and on TLC. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781137278654
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 29th, 2014

SPECIAL OFF SITE AUTHOR EVENT

FOOD & FICTION WITH KAREN DORRNEBOS

Titles: Undressing Mr. Darcy  and   Definitely Not Mr. Darcy

It's another evening of food & fiction with local author ms. karen doornebos. She just penned her 2nd novel "undressing mr. darcy". Bring your friends (or bookclub!) & enjoy as karen reads a passage from her novel & we demo a dish inspired by her prose. $30 pp with book ($20 pp without). 

Books will be provided by Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

Event Location:

flav'our cooking school  (RSVP 708-488-0808)

7401 W. Madison Street

Forest Park, IL 6013

 

Undressing Mr. Darcy Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425261392
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Published: Berkley - December 3rd, 2013

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425243824
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Published: Berkley - September 6th, 2011

Author Discussion & Signing with Raymond Benson

Title: The Black Stiletto: Book 4 Secrets & Lies

The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608091010
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - January 7th, 2014

The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781608090723
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - April 2nd, 2013

The Black Stiletto: Black & White: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781608090839
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - May 30th, 2013

The Black Stiletto: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781608090631
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - August 7th, 2012

Author Discussion & Signing with Robert Goldsborough

Robert Goldsborough returns to Centuries & Sleuths to discuss his Archie Goodwin & Nero Wolfe Mystery, Murder in the Ball Park

Another great tale of suspense set in "old" New Yrok. 

 

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

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Mysteries 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
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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 the Bestselling Culinary Mystery & Cookbook Author Joanne Fluke

This is a unique happening at Centuries & Sleuths. It's a combination of a Mystery Discussion Group to talk about one of Joanne Fluke's earlier culibary mysteries and a signing for her latest mystery, The Blackberry Pie Murder. Besides a discussion by the Group and  Joanne's talk about The Blackberry Pie Murder they'll will be surprises and deligtful things going on that afternoon.

Blackberry Pie Murder Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780758280374
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - February 25th, 2014

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #4) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758285287
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Published: Kensington - February 1st, 2012

Joanne Fluke's Lake Eden Cookbook Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758288684
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - September 24th, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #15) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758234940
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Published: Kensington - January 29th, 2013

Apple Turnover Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #13) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758234902
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Published: Kensington - February 1st, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758273291
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Published: Kensington - May 1st, 2011

Key Lime Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #9) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758272645
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Published: Kensington - February 1st, 2012

Devil's Food Cake Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #14) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758234926
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Published: Kensington - February 1st, 2012

Sugar Cookie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #6) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758288363
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Published: Kensington - July 3rd, 2012

Candy Cane Murder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758276896
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Published: Kensington - August 1st, 2011

Carrot Cake Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #10) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758287090
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Published: Kensington - May 1st, 2012

Fudge Cupcake Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #5) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758273611
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Published: Kensington - June 1st, 2011

Gingerbread Cookie Murder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758234964
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Published: Kensington - October 1st, 2011

Plum Pudding Murder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758210258
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Kensington - October 1st, 2010

Cherry Cheesecake Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #8) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758273284
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Published: Kensington - May 1st, 2011

Peach Cobbler Murder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758280497
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - October 1st, 2011

Blueberry Muffin Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery #3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758278418
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Published: Kensington - September 1st, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780758272980
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Published: Kensington - October 1st, 2011

Sugar and Spice Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780821780473
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Zebra - November 1st, 2006

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY WITH LOCAL AUTHORS HAND SELLING THEIR BOOKS

We have quite a few Local Chicago Area Authors coming to help Augie Aleksy and his able assistant John Cline sell books to kick-off Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's Holiday Season in a "Really Big Way"

I will post an updated list as authors volunteer to hand sell their books here on, yes, the Saturday after Thanksgiving... After wall what were you going to do anyway... This is a chance to chat with some really great local authors and get a start to your Holiday Shopping. Also we'll have coffee, hot chocolate, some eggnog and cookies.

 

So far we have: Robert Goldsborough, Luisa Buehler, Frances Dean McNamara, Mary Welk, Michael Black, J. Michael Major, Barbara Gregorich, Kathryn Atwood, Arnie Bernstein, Jobe Cerny, Alex Matthews, M. E. May, Peter Stamatis

 

Robert Goldsborough:                    10AM - NOON

Luisa Buehler:            10AM - NOON 

M.E. May:            11AM - 1PM

Sue Myers:                                    11AM - 1PM

Jobe Cerny     11AM - 1PM

Mary Welk:                                    NOON - 2PM

Peter Stamatis:                              NOON - 2PM 

Frances McNamara:       1PM - 3PM 

Kathryn Atwood:               1PM - 3PM

Barbara Gregorich:                            1:30PM - 3:30PM

J. Michael Major:       1:30PM - 3:30PM

Arnie Bernstein:                              2PM - 4PM

Michael Black:             2PM - 4PM

Alex Matthews:                               2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

             

   

The following is the article that inspired this "Action": 

SHERMAN ALEXIE'S INDIES FIRST:

By Elizabeth Knapp on Thursday, Sep 05, 2013

Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie has launched Indies First, a grassroots movement that calls on authors to show their support for independent booksellers by signing up to work at their favorite indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year on November 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

This movement emanated from a conversation a year ago between ABA Vice President Betsy Burton, co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop, and Nancy Stauffer, Sherman Alexie’s agent.  It started with the question, “What can authors do to help the indies?” Over the Labor Day weekend, Alexie started the movement with a letter to a small group of authors, whom he called on to become “superhero[es] for independent bookstores.”

Alexie, who worked as bookseller-for-day at Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle this past spring, told his fellow “book nerds”: “We will become booksellers. We will make recommendations. We will practice nepotism and urge readers to buy multiple copies of our friends’ books. Maybe you’ll sign and sell books of your own in the process. I think the collective results could be mind-boggling (maybe even world-changing).”

There’s not a lot of work involved in joining the grassroots effort, he assured. “Just pick a bookstore, talk to the owner (or answer the phone when they call you) and reach an agreement about how to spend your time that day. You’d also need to agree to place that store’s buy button in a prominent place on your website, above the Amazon button if you have one. After all, this is Indies First, not Indies Only, and it’s designed to include indies in our world but not to exclude anyone else.”

Word of the movement has spread quickly, since Alexie’s September 1 e-mail. So, to make it easier for authors and booksellers to participate, the American Booksellers Association has created a webpage for those who wish to sign up. (ABA is helping by hosting this web page, but the direct conversations between authors and booksellers are what will make this movement take off.)

While it’s expected that participating authors will see a boost in title sales at the store where they volunteer, Alexie said, “The most important thing is that we’ll all be helping independent bookstores, and God knows they’ve helped us over the years.”

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Mysteries Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781453270974
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Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - November 13th, 2012

The Reenactor  Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781590805930
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Published: Echelon Press Publishing - July 9th, 2011

Death at Hull House Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780984067602
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Published: Allium Press - December 1st, 2009

A Merry Little Murder: A Rhodes to Murder Mystery, Bk 1 Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781590805626
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Published: Echelon Press Publishing - September 1st, 2007

Sacrificial Offerings: A Leal and Hart Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781432826185
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Five Star (ME) - September 19th, 2012

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

Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781467958011
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 14th, 2012

Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781613744871
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Chicago Review Press - August 1st, 2013

Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250006714
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 3rd, 2013

Taylor Street File of Red Cin Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9781481988162
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 21st, 2013

Healer's Heresy Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780979475610
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Published: Veiled Intent Press - April 1st, 2011

Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781462056743
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Published: iUniverse - December 21st, 2011

Authors Discussion & Signing with Michele May and JoBe Cerny

This will be a delightful afternoon and a break for those of you who have already finished you Christmas shop second Circle City Mystery, Inconspicuous. It is Jobe Cerny's first, hopefully, of many signings here. This event is for his The Taylor Street File of Red Cin. JoBe grew up in Cicero which has given him some experiences he relates in this piece of Chicago crime fiction.

Perfidy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937148201
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Published: Weaving Dreams Publishing - November 1st, 2012

Taylor Street File of Red Cin Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9781481988162
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 21st, 2013

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