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Matt Coyle,David Eric Tomlinson & Con Lehane-Blood Truth,The Midnight Man, and Murder in the Manuscript Room
Thursday, December 7 at 7pm
MATT COYLE,DAVID ERIC TOMLINSON & CON LEHANE
speaking & signing
Blood Truth,The Midnight Man & Murder in the Manuscript Room
ABOUT THE MIDNIGHT MAN
Dean Goodnight, the first Choctaw Indian employed by the Oklahoma County public defender's office, pulls a new case—the brutal murder of a once-promising basketball star. The only witness is Caleb, the five-year-old son of the prime suspect. Investigating the murder, Dean draws four strangers into his client's orbit, each of whom becomes deeply involved in the case—and in Caleb's fate.
There's Aura Jefferson, the victim's sister, a proud black nurse struggling with the death of her brother; Aura's patient Cecil Porter, a bigoted paraplegic whose own dreams of playing professional basketball were shattered fifty years ago; Cecil's shady brother, the entrepreneur and political manipulator "Big" Ben Porter; and Ben's wife Becca, who uncovers a link between the young Caleb and her own traumatic past.
As the trial approaches, these five are forced to confront their deepest disappointments, hopes, and fears. And when tragedy strikes again, their lives are forever entwined.
ABOUT BLOOD TRUTH
A hard-boiled PI novel for fans of Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald and Dashiell Hammett.
Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood--the blood of his father coursing through his veins.
When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the truth even if it proves the one thing he's always feared.
But as he grapples with his father's past, the woman he still loves pleads with him to find out if her husband is having an affair--or is involved in something much more sinister. Could the truth send her back into Rick's arms? Would he have a last shot at happiness? He may never get the chance to find out, as killers who will do anything to protect their secrets lurk in the shadows.
ABOUT MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM
when a murder desecrates the somber, book-lined halls of New York City’s iconic 42nd Street Library, Raymond Ambler, the library’s curator of crime fiction, has a personal interest in solving the crime. His quest to solve the murder is complicated by personal entanglements involving his friend―or perhaps more-than-friend―Adele Morgan. Not only does Adele’s relationship with the young woman staffer who was murdered get in the way of Ambler’s investigation, more disturbing for him is Adele’s growing interest in a darkly handsome Islamic scholar.
Soon the Intelligence Division of the New York Police Department takes over the case from NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove, Ambler’s friend and sometimes partner-in-crime solving. Ambler suspects that the murder of the young woman, who’d been working at the library under an assumed name and the curious intervention of NYPD’s intelligence division are connected. The trail of intrigue leads to a seemingly unrelated murder in an upstate prison and a long ago murder of a trade union reformer.
No one else sees the connections Ambler is sure are there―not an unusual state of affairs for Ambler. But with the city’s law enforcement establishment determined to stop his investigation, the inquisitive and intrepid librarian faces challenges that may put his very life at risk.
ABOUT DAVID ERIC TOMLINSON
David Eric Tomlinson was born and raised in Oklahoma, educated in California, and now lives in Texas. His debut crime novel THE MIDNIGHT MAN is about five Oklahomans who overcome deep-seated racial, social, and political differences during the course of a capital murder trial. The Dallas Morning News says "it's a book about hope, which comes at a good time." David lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two daughters.
ABOUT MATT COYLE
Matt Coyle is the best-selling author of the Rick Cahill crime novels. His first book, YESTERDAY'S ECHO, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, The San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, the IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction, and was a Macavity finalist for Best First Novel. The second, NIGHT TREMORS, was a finalist for the Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Awards. The third Rick Cahill crime novel, DARK FISSURES, was a finalist for the Macavity and Lefty Awards. BLOOD TRUTH, the fourth book in the series, comes out in December 2017. Matt is currently writing the fifth Rick Cahill crime novel in San Diego, where he lives with his Yellow Lab, Angus.
ABOUT CON LEHANE
Con Lehane’s, Murder at the 42nd Street Library, out April 26 from Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books, is the first in a new series featuring Raymond Ambler, curator of the 42nd Street Library’s (fictional) crime fiction collection. On the horizon as well is a story, “Stella by Starlight,” in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Lehane is the author of a series featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty. Over the years, he (Lehane, that is) has been a college professor, union organizer, labor journalist, and has tended bar at two-dozen or so drinking establishments. He teaches fiction writing and mystery writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland..
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