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)





Mystery Ink Book Events:

Saturday, January 11 at 3 p.m. - Lee Goldberg – LOST HILLS (new series)
Book Party! Cake!
!In LOST HILLS, a video of Deputy Eve Ronin’s off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the L.A County Sheriff’s Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, promotes Eve to the homicide detective team, making her the youngest female homicide detective. Needing to justify her new badge, she and her partner are called to the scene of what looks like a multiple murder—but there are no corpses. It’s a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills…or totally destroy her.

New York Times best-selling author, Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee and the author of more than thirty novels, including the Ian Ludlow thrillers Killer Thriller. He has also written and/or produced many TV shows, including Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, and Monk.


Jo Perry – Author of DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL, EVERYTHING HAPPENS

AUTHOR SIGNINGS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m. – Thomas Perry & Jo Perry

In Thomas Perry’s, A SMALL TOWN, “Hawkins is a full-bodied, multifaceted creation, awash in moral ambiguity but determined to exact her multiple pounds of flesh. And the finale—townies versus evil invaders—is cathartic, with all the archetypal power of The Wild Bunch.”  Starred Booklist review   

Jo Perry – EVERYTHING HAPPENS - "Cold hearts and broken hearts intersect a blistering American desert. Classic American noir with a contemporary outlook… and with writing sharp enough to slice bone…”  
Tim Hallinan, Edgar-Award winning author


Saturday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. - Chris Hauty -  DEAD STATE
Chris Hauty will be talking about and signing his debut book from Simon & Schuster.

“The plot of Chris Hauty’s Deep State rings eerily true in a novel that will keep you turning the pages well into the night. Be warned, you might not look at newspaper headlines the same way come morning. In a country with a government of the people, by the people and for the people, is the Deep State really pulling the strings?”— JACK CARR, Author of The Terminal List and True Believer

Employed for the last thirty years as a screenwriter, Chris Hauty has worked for every major movie studio, in nearly all genres, and in collaboration with Hollywood professionals ranging from Mel Gibson to Jessica Alba. He currently lives in Venice, California, in the company of a classic Triumph motorcycle and a feral cat. Deep State is his first novel.

Saturday,February 15, 2:00 p.m. – David Putnam
THE HEARTLESS (Bruno Johnson Mystery #7) - Talk and Signing
Former LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson is now a bailiff in the courts having stepped down from his role on the Violent Crimes Team. But when he gets a frantic call to extricate Olivia from a gunpoint situation in a LA gang-infested neighborhood, Bruno is plunged back into violent crime mode. Now, the agenda is personal as he struggles to protect his daughter from the criminal violence swirling around them. 

Best-selling author David Putnam comes from a family of law enforcement. During his career, he worked in narcotics, served on FBI-sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross-sworn as a US Marshall, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. He has experience in criminal intelligence and internal affairs and has supervised corrections, patrol, and a detective bureau. In Hawaii, Putnam was a member of the real-life Hawaii Five O, as a Special Agent for the Attorney General.

Sunday, March 1, 2:00 p.m. – Kensington Cozy Event
w/Christine E. Blum (CLARETS OF FIRE #4), Maria DiRico (HERE COMES THE BODY (A Catering Hall Mystery #1), Mary Marks (KNOT ON HER LIFE #7)

​OUTSIDE EVENTS

Sunday, January 26, Orange County Sisters in Crime Meeting
2:00 p.m. - Readers Forum
3:00 p.m. - Guest Speaker: Susan Straight
ocsistersincrime.org for location

Saturday, February 22, San Clemente Friends of the Library Author Luncheon
Speakers: Kate Quinn and Christopher Reich   https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4448306

Saturday, February 29, Literary Guild of Orange County Luncheon 
Speakers: Sue Cameron, Heather Chavez, Deb Spera   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2020-literary-salon-tickets-88015660209

Saturday, March 7, Placentia Library Friends of the Library Luncheon Speaker: Judith A. Bernstein   https://placentialibraryfriends.com/2019/11/29/2020-authors-luncheon-fundraiser-judith-bernstein/

Saturday & Sunday, April 17 - 18, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
USC CAMPUS


 
                                                   SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, October 11, 2020  
 7th Annual Ladies of Intrigue



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