Fiction Review

Martin Walker, Livestream

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Martin Walker, author of the Bruno, Chief of Police, books, set in France, was just here at The Poisoned Pen, on tour for Fatal Pursuit.

Fatal Pursuit

Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen, tells readers that the Bruno series is the Pen’s bestselling series of trade paperbacks.

If you would like to hear the conversation between Peters and Martin Walker, please join us at the Livestream event. http://livestream.com/poisonedpen/events/5468492

If you order a signed copy of Fatal Pursuit through the Web Store, our copies will come with an image of the lost Bugatti Type 57 automobile and the recipe for a mouthwatering dish as prepared by Bruno.  http://bit.ly/2950P8k

Brad Thor’s Foreign Agent

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The Poisoned Pen had quite a collection of Brad Thor’s books for him to sign when he was here the other day. Our new staff member, Kelly, and bookstore owner, Barbara Peters, are showing off the books.

Brad Thor's books

We have signed copies of Brad Thor’s latest thriller, Foreign Agent, which just made The New York Times Best Seller List. Don’t hesitate to order copies of his other books through the Web Store as well. http://bit.ly/294R9Hg A number of them are available.

Foreign Agent

Military Themes & Thriller Night

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Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen, was surrounded by men the other night when she hosted four authors of thrillers and novels with military themes.

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The authors present were Ben Coes (First Strike), Stephen Coonts (Liberty’s Last Stand), Brian Keene (Pressure), and Weston Ochse (Grunt Traitor).

Most of the evening was quite serious, but you can tell there were some light moments.

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Left to right, Brian Keene, Weston Ochse, Barbara Peters, Stephen Coonts, Ben Coes

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Brian Keene, Weston Ochse, Barbara Peters
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Stephen Coonts and Ben Coes

Here’s my favorite picture of the evening. Ben Coes wanted a photo with the audience. Can you pick the authors out in the crowd?

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You can get signed copies of books by any or all of the authors by going to the Web Store. http://store.poisonedpen.com

Canadian Mystery Writers

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How many Canadian mystery writers can you name? Journalist and mystery columnist Oline Cogdill has an excellent article in Mystery Scene. It’s called “Celebrating Canadian Writers.”  http://bit.ly/292t8S7

Once you check it out, you might want to look for the authors in The Poisoned Pen’s Web Store. http://store.poisonedpen.com/. Or, ask one of the staff about their books!

Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

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When you think of cozy British mysteries, do you think of cucumber sandwiches? That’s just one of the food items that’s likely to appear on the Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen blog.

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The popular blog has been an ongoing spot for cozy mystery lovers and authors to share recipes and cozy mysteries. Cozy mystery readers will recognize many of the authors that appear above. There are even more authors that write guest posts for the blog, talking about recipes, sharing stories about food, posting contests and giveaways for readers.

If you’re a cozy mystery reader who enjoys the connection between mysteries and food, you’ll want to check out this fun site. http://www.mysteryloverskitchen.com/

And, watch for the mysteries by these authors and other writers of cozies. The Poisoned Pen often does displays featuring cozies, and you can find many of them in our Web Store. http://store.poisonedpen.com/  If it’s not there, ask!

Ben Coes’ First Strike, The Book Trailer

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Have you seen the book trailer for Ben Coes’ First Strike?

If the drama “strikes” you, you can order a signed copy of First Strike through our Web Store. http://bit.ly/28XbFv4

First Strike

Ben Coes, Stephen Coonts, Brian Keene, and Weston Ochse all appear at The Poisoned Pen on Tuesday, June 28 at 7 PM.

 

 

 

James Sallis and Willnot

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Did you miss Patrick Millikin’s recent interview of James Sallis at The Poisoned Pen? Wallis, the author of Willnot, also appeared with his band, Three-Legged Dog. I’m sorry the blog can’t show you the performance. But, you can see the photos of the book program.

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Left to right – James Sallis and Patrick Millikin
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Millikin questions Sallis
Sallis and Millikin 3 better
A plug for Willnot
Sallis audience
Pretty good for a Friday night audience

Willnot

We have signed copies of Willnot in stock, if you’d like to purchase one through the Web Store. http://bit.ly/290VGgp