Mystery/Books/Events


You can find all of our mystery related articles, short stories, and reviews in our Mystery category! You can also find more in our mystery section on Kings River Life.

And all book reviews of any genre in our book category!

If you enjoy mysteries, be sure to check out our mystery podcast which features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors. 

Mystery authors and bookstores can submit their mystery booksignings and events to be listed here by emailing us at krlmagazine@gmail[dot]com (be sure to change [dot] into a period)

MIKE BEFELER will be presenting and signing at Gatsby Books 5535 E. Spring St, Long Beach, on Sunday December 8, 2019, at 3 PM, and at Book Carnival 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, CA, on Sunday December 15 at 3 PM. Mike is available to give presentations to service organizations, libraries, book clubs and bookstores.

MATT COYLE: LOST TOMORROWS, the sixth novel in Matt Coyle's award-winning Rick Cahill Crime series, hits the bookshelves on December 3rd. Matt will be making appearances at the following stores.
Dec. 3 Warwick's in La Jolla
Dec. 6 Book Passage in Corte Madera
Dec. 7 Book Carnival Orange
Dec. 10 Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

Evening Herald & Express reporter Aggie Underwood bore witness to the biggest stories of her day. Learn more about this fascinating Angeleno with crime historian JOAN RENNER as we celebrate the 117th year of her birth at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles on December 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. and yes, there will be cake.

MARCIA ROSEN and JORY ROSEN will be signing at the following locations in December.

CARMEL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 1-3PM
RIVER HOUSE BOOKS
CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER

SALINAS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 4-7PM
DOWNTOWN BOOK AND SOUND
213 MAIN STREET

CARMEL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 10-NOON
COFFEE BANK
26135 CARMEL RANCHO SHOPPING CENTER (Across from The Barnyard)

LOS ANGELES/ORANGE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2-4PM
BOOK CARNIVAL: MYSTERIES AND SUSPENSE BOOKS
348 S. TUSTIN STREET

Laurie Stevens will be one of the guest authors at the Studio City Library's "Trivia Night for Mystery Lovers" on Thursday, December 12 at 6 pm. 12511 Moorpark St, Studio City. Text your expertise or simply come and have fun!

Jeri Westerson will be at the following locations: Sunday, December 15, 3 pm — Book Carnival. A joint even with author Mike Befeler with his Harold and Bella Paranormal Mystery series. Jeri will be bringing The Daemon Device and they will talk paranormal! Free raffle. 348 S Tustin St, Orange, CA 92866



Book events at Poisoned Pen Bookstore:
The Poisoned Pen, 4014 N. Goldwater, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 7:00 PM Book Launch Party
Jeff Lindsay signs Just Watch Me (Dutton $26)
A heist novel targeting Iran's crown jewels

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 7:00 PM Double Book Launch Party
Mark De Castrique signs Murder in Rat Alley (Poisoned Pen $26.95/$15.95)
Sam Blackman, PI
Paige Shelton signs Thin Ace (St Martins $26.99)
Starts a series set in Alaska

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 7:00 PM
Greg Iles signs Cemetery Road (Morrow $28.99)
We've held on to first prints since March!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 11:00AM
Former Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig signs For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball (Harper $28.99). Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 2:00 PM
Jennifer Roberson signs Life and Limb (Daw $26)
December SciFi/Fantasy Book of the Month starts the Blood & Bone modern western fantasy series

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 2:00 PM
Patricia Smith signs Remember (Polis Books $15.99)
Psychological suspense/social anxiety


TUESDAY DECEMBER 10 7:00 PM
Matt Coyle signs Lost Tomorrows (Oceanview $26.95/$16)
Carl Vonderau signs Murderabilia (Midnight Ink $16.99)

DECEMBER DISCUSSION CLUBS
Please buy your copy from The Pen. Anyone welcome but remember you risk spoilers if you don't read the selection in advance. The clubs each include a Holiday Party with the regular meeting

Coffee & Crime: Saturday December 14 10:30 AM
Share your favorite book of any sort of 2019

SciFi Friday: December 13 7:00 PM
Wells, Martha. All Systems Red ($16.99). Gailey Sarah, River of Teeth ($15.99)

Croak & Dagger: Saturday December 21 10:30 AM
Soho Crime. The Usual Santas ($19.95) , a collection of Christmas crime capers

Hardboiled Crime: Thursday December 19 7:00 PM
Anderson, Kent. Green Sun ($16.99)


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