Thursday, June 23 at 7PM
New York Times Bestselling Author
speaking & signing
Murder on the Quai & The Do-Right
ABOUT MURDER ON THE QUAI
It’s November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris’s preeminent medical school, living in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée’s life as she knows it. Someone has sabotaged her lab work, she finds out her aristocrat boyfriend is planning to get engaged to another woman, and father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimée to help out at the detective agency while he’s gone, and she finds herself investigating a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold.
ABOUT CARA BLACK
Cara Black is the author of the popular Aimee Leduc mystery series. She is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Societe Historique in the Marais. Her book Murder in the Sentier was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel, and Murder in the Latin Quarter was a finalist for the Best Novel Award from the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son.
ABOUT THE DO-RIGHT
1959. Delpha Wade killed a man who was raping her. Wanted to kill the other one too, but he got away. Now, after fourteen years in prison, she's out. It's 1973, and nobody's rushing to hire a parolee. Persistence and smarts land her a secretarial job with Tom Phelan, an ex-roughneck turned neophyte private eye. Together these two pry into the dark corners of Beaumont, a blue-collar, Cajun-influenced town dominated by Big Oil. A mysterious client plots mayhem against a small petrochemical company-why? Searching for a teenage boy, Phelan uncovers the weird lair of a serial killer. And Delpha on a weekend outing looks into the eyes of her rapist, the one who got away. The novel's conclusion is classic noir, full of surprise, excitement, and karmic justice. Sandlin's elegant prose, twisting through the dark thickets of human passion, allows Delpha to open her heart again to friendship, compassion, and sexuality.
ABOUT LISA SANDLIN
Lisa Sandlin's novel The Do-Right is a finalist for this year’s Dashiell Hammett Award. It received Starred Reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus; and Kirkus further honored it by naming it to their Best Debut Novels for 2015, their Best Books for 2015, Best Crime and Mystery Novels lists. The story where it all came from, “Phelan's First Case,” was anthologized in Lone Star Noir, later re-anthologized in Akashic's Best of the Noir series, USA Noir and was a finalist for the Shamus Best Short Story of 2011. The Do-Right is Lisa’s first full-length mystery.
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