May Cobb and Scott Von Doviak

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Monday, July 10, 2023 - 7:00pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
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A Likeable Woman By May Cobb Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593546796
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Published: Berkley - July 11th, 2023

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Lowdown Road By Scott Von Doviak Cover Image
ISBN: 9781803364131
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Published: Hard Case Crime - July 11th, 2023

BookPeople welcomes authors May Cobb and Scott Von Doviak to celebrate the releases of their respective books A Likeable Woman and Lowdown Road. The event will include an author discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line.


  • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Start time: 7:00 PM
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: The Second Floor of BookPeople.
  • The authors will be signing copies of their book after the speaking portion of the event.
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople.


  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary.
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Kira’s back in her affluent hometown for the first time in years and determined to unravel the secrets of her mother’s death--hidden in the unpublished memoir she left behind-- even if it kills her. . . .

After her troublemaker mother’s mysterious death, Kira fled her wealthy Texas town and never looked back. Now, decades later, Kira is invited to an old frenemy’s vow renewal celebration Though she is reluctant to go, there are things pulling her home. . . like chilled wine and days spent by the pool . . . like sexy Jack, her childhood crush. But more important are the urgent texts from her grandmother, who says she has something for Kira. Something related to her mother’s death, something that make it look an awful lot like murder.

When her grandmother gives Kira a memoir that her mother had been working on before she died, Kira is drawn into the past and all the sizzling secrets that come along with it. With few allies left in her gossipy country-club town, Kira turns to Jack for help. As she gets closer to discovering what—and who—might have brought about her mother’s end, it becomes clear that someone wants the past to stay buried.

And they might come after Kira next.


Join a heart-racing road trip across 1970s America as two cousins make the heist of their lives and must avoid the cops and criminals hot on their tails.

It’s the summer of ’74…Richard Nixon has resigned from office, CB radios are the hot new thing, and in the great state of Texas two cousins hatch a plan to drive $1 million worth of stolen weed to Idaho, where some lunatic is gearing up to jump Snake River Canyon on a rocket-powered motorcycle. But with a vengeful sheriff on their tail and the revered and feared marijuana kingpin of Central Texas out to get his stash back, Chuck and Dean are in for the ride of their lives – if they can make it out alive…


May Cobb earned her MA in literature from San Francisco State University, and her essays and interviews have appeared in the Washington Post, the Rumpus, Edible Austin, and Austin Monthly. Her previous novels are The Hunting Wives and My Summer Darlings. A Texas native, she lives in Austin with her family.


Scott Von Doviak spent two decades as a freelance journalist, including stints as a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and contributor to the Onion's AV Club. He is the author of three nonfiction books on film and television. His debut novel Charlesgate Confidential was named one of the top ten crime novels of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal. His new novel Lowdown Road has been described by Stephen King as "a f**king great story." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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