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A Celebration of Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's 20th Anniversary with a Panel of Local Authors

Authors who have played a role in Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's 20 year history will discuss their books and converse with each other about writing. Then they will answer questions from the audience. Their books will be available for purchase and are listed below.

Admission is $2/day/person payable with reservation. The admission is refundable with >$20 net purchase the day of attendance only. Seating is limited to 25 per panel.

 

The authors speaking on this panel are:

Alex Matthews    Bruce Kraig   Bill Rapp

Jim Doherty       Mary Welk

 

Hot Dog: A Global History (Edible) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781861894274
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Reaktion Books - April 1st, 2009

Angel in Black Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781563153761
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pemberton Mysteries - March 1st, 2006

Berlin Breakdown Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781563154188
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pero Thrillers - June 1st, 2008

A Pale Rain: A Bill Habermann Mystery Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781563153921
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pemberton Mysteries - November 1st, 2007

The Rune Stone Murders Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781590806333
Availability: Special Order
Published: Echelon Press Publishing - June 1st, 2009

Something Wicked in the Air Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780966515718
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kleworks Publishing Company - March 1st, 1999

To Kill a King Cover Image
$11.97
ISBN: 9780966515725
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kleworks Publishing Company - August 1st, 2000

Author Panel for the Celebration of Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's 20th Anniversary

Authors who have played a role in Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's 20 year history will discuss their books and converse with each other about writing. Then they will answer questions from the audience. Their books will be available for purchase. This is the first of eleven author panels throughout the month of September, 2010 to celebrate Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's 20th Anniversary.

Admission is $2/day/person payable with reservation. The admission is refundable with >$20 net purchase the day of attendance only. Seating is limited to 25 per panel.

 

The Authors are:

Donald Evans         Frances D. Mc Namara      

Richard Lindberg     Jerry Peterson                    

Donald Terras

The books they have written are listed below:

Death at Hull House Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780984067602
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Allium Press - December 1st, 2009

Death at the Fair (Emily Cabot Mysteries) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780984067619
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Allium Press - December 28th, 2009

The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine Cover Image
By Richard C. Lindberg, John Miya (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780809328932
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Southern Illinois University Press - June 1st, 2009

Chicago Yesterday and Today Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781412715744
Availability: Special Order
Published: Westside Publishing - April 1st, 2009

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Chicago by Gaslight: A History of Chicago's Netherworld: 1880-1920 Cover Image
By Richard Lindberg, Bob Deckert (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780897334211
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chicago Review Press - January 2nd, 2013

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Return to the Scene of the Crime: A Guide to Infamous Places in Chicago Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781581820133
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cumberland House Publishing - May 1st, 1999

Return Again to the Scene of the Crime: A Guide to Even More Infamous Places in Chicago Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781581821673
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Published: Cumberland House Publishing - August 1st, 2001

Author Discussion & Signing: Marion Moore Hill

Titles: Death Books a Return (#2 Scarppy Librarian Mystery) and Deadly Design (#2 Deadly [T. Jefferson] Past Mystery)

Author: Marion Moore Hill

Deadly Design Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781935421009
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pemberley Press - September 1st, 2009

Deadly Will: A Deadly Past Mystery Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780977191314
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pemberley Press - April 1st, 2006

Death Books a Return: A Scrappy Librarian Mystery Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780977191369
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pemberley Press - September 1st, 2008

Author Discussion & Signing with Bill Barnhart

Author Discussion & Signing: Bill Barnhart

Title: John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life

John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780875804194
Availability: Special Order
Published: Northern Illinois University Press - April 21st, 2010

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
Availability: Hard to Find
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
Availability: Out of Print
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
Availability: Out of Print
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: The American Years Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780312378462
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - February 2nd, 2010

Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years Cover Image
By Michael Kurland (Editor)
$25.99
ISBN: 9780312351564
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 24th, 2006

My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective Cover Image
By Michael Kurland (Editor)
$25.99
ISBN: 9780312325954
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - January 22nd, 2004

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

Irrefutable Evidence: A History of Forensic Science Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781566638036
Availability: Special Order
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
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425232538
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - April 6th, 2010

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

The Real History Behind the Templars Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425215333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - September 4th, 2007

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

Death Comes As Epiphany: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780765303745
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - January 5th, 2002

The Devil's Door: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765310347
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Published: Forge Books - July 1st, 2004

The Witch in the Well: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780765311245
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - March 2nd, 2010

To Wear the White Cloak Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523286
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

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

The Outcast Dove: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765309570
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - July 7th, 2009

The Difficult Saint Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523293
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

Cursed in the Blood Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523309
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

Strong as Death Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933523279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bella Rosa Books - June 1st, 2008

The Wandering Arm: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312877330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - August 11th, 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
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Press - February 18th, 2010

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