I’m thrilled Laurie R. King is our guest today sharing a bit of Japan with us. Even more thrilled and excited that she’s written Dreaming Spies, a new Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes book. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on the steamer Thomas Carlyle, bound for Japan. Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there’s the lithe young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. Haruki Sato agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can’t shake the feeling that the young woman is not who she claims to be.
Once in Japan, Russell’s suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to Oxford’s venerable Bodleian Library, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving a small book with enormous implications of international extortion, espionage, and shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution—and topple an empire
Reposted courtesy of http://murderiseverywhere.blogspot.com/2015/01/laurie-r-king-accidental-traveler.html
Diana Gabaldon and The Poisoned Pen present our first joint Writers in Residence Program Charles Finch February 21-28
Diana Gabaldon and The Poisoned Pen present our first joint Writers in Residence Program
Charles Finch February 21-28
Charles Finch will spend a week in Scottsdale hosting author events (Laurie R. King, Priscilla Royal, Tessa Arlen), do an event for his own work in Peoria February 26 6:30 PM, and teach two Writer’s Workshops: call 480 947 2074 or 888 560 9919 to register.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22 2:00-5:00 PM at The Pen
$50. Registration required.Limited to 30 participants
Getting Your Novel Off the Ground
Charles Finch will offer an introduction to getting a novel started – the basic elements of story, character, and planning that are necessary to take a book from your mind to the page. A sample of between 500 and 1200 words, preferably from a first chapter; a one-page synopsis.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 10 AM-1:00 PM
With a follow up from 3:30-4:30 PM after the scheduled author event with Jeffery Deaver and Francine Mathews
$50. Registration required. Limited to 30 participants
Story Structure Masterclass
Drawing on the proven techniques of the novel and the screenplay, this three-hour workshop from author Charles Finch will offer an in-depth examination on the mechanics of storytelling, and how they can improve your novel.
Charles Finch is the bestselling author of the Charles Lenox mystery novels, set in Victorian England and nominated for the Nero and Agatha Awards-the latest is The Laws of Murder(St Martins $25.99)-as well as a standalone literary novel about a group of students at Oxford, The Last Enchantments (St Martins $24.99). He regularly writes about books for The New York Times, Slate, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune, his hometown newspaper.
Join JA Jance for the 4th Annual BOOKS ‘N LUNCH, a fundraiser for P.E.O., on Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:30AM at Christ Presbyterian Church 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear, AZ 85338
Chapter DM, P.E.O.
Investing in the Future of Women’s Education
BOOKS ‘N LUNCH
Featuring New York Times Bestselling Author
Release of NEW book “COLD BETRAYAL”
Featuring fan-favorite Ali Reynolds
Ali Reynolds series
J.P. Beaumont series
Joanna Brady series
4 interrelated Southwestern thrillers
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:30AM
Christ Presbyterian Church
925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear, AZ 85338
$25.00 per person
Present ticket for admittance
Ticket sales from Jan 15 to Feb 28, 2015
For tickets contact Sandy Garvey 623-518-9727,
Susan Evans 623-535-1379 (Evenings only)
or Jackie Abel 623-535-7426
Cash/checks only for tickets, books and drawings
(Philanthropic Educational Organization)
Providing educational opportunities for women
We at the Poisoned Pen would like to congratulate David Morrell on his winning of the Nero Award for his book Murder as a Fine Art. David is wonderful writer and great friend of store. Congratulations!