Castles, Canals, and Freeways: Historical Mysteries of the Twentieth CenturySaturday, May 7 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- In-Person Only
Veterans Memorial Building - Auditorium
- Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
If you prefer your mysteries full of good old-fashioned atmospheric intrigue, this session is for you. Three spellbinding storytellers take us back in time, where the period details are as vivid as the suspense is spine-tingling. With the “fascinating” (Publishers Weekly) Castle Shade, queen of mystery Laurie R. King transports us to a drafty castle in the land of Vlad the Impaler. Gary Phillips earns comparison to Walter Mosely with One-Shot Harry , the tale of a Black forensic photographer seeking justice for a fallen friend in 1963 Los Angeles. Rhys Bowen sweeps us away to a land of gondolas and crumbling villas with their Edgar Award-winning The Venice Sketchbook, set in 1938. And famous Francophile Cara Black returns to the City of Light in the aftermath of 9/11 with Murder at the Porte de Versailles, the latest in her bestselling Aimée Leduc Investigations series. Our guide for this journey through the twentieth century is Brian Cliff of Trinity College Dublin.
Book signing information: Sausalito Books by the Bay Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at 12:45 PM
Sponsored by Mystery Writers of America-NorCal