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Stephanie Plum
Signed November 11
Book Launch

The Oregon Files
Signed November 6
Tickets Required
Purchase at the door

Atlee Pine
on sale November 19

A Virginia Wine Country Mystery
Signed November 9

Nazi hunting in Argentina
Signed November 13

A third Sherlock Holmes Adventure
Signed November 14

Timber Creek K-9
Signed November 17

Mercy and (her dog) Elvis
Signed November 17

Bess Crawford in post-WWI Paris
due in this week

A Thriller
in stock now

Arkady Renko
due in mid November

A crime writer turns spy in Occupied Paris
On sale November 26

Jack Reacher
Due in November as our copies are signed by Lee in New York

A country house mystery
for Christmas
Due in soon

Signed UK Edition
Due in soon

A British gothic and
our November First Mystery Book of the Month
only 8 unreserved copies

Our November Hardboiled Crime Book of the Month

Super Halloween Read
in stock now
in stock now

The Brighton Mysteries
due in soon

Railway Detective Mystery
now in stock, 3 left

A Memoir
in stock now

Fantastical "Victorian" adventures
in stock now

in stock now

in stock now
novellas & art work

Andy Carpenter et al
A Holiday Delight
on sale now

Inspector Banks
Signed UK edition
in stock now, 4 lft

on sale now
We are mad Hoffman fans

Joe Gunther Vermont Investigation
in stock now
Joe turns 30 (books) with us turning 30 (years)


It was good to see some of you in Dallas at Boucheron, the International Mystery Conference, over the weekend.

If you follow our Instagram you will see numerous photos from the packed four days of programming. Bouchercon 2020 will be held in Sacramento, October 15-18, if you'd like to experience one.

Here is, on the right, Guest of Honor Peter Lovesey greeted by his longtime friend Lawrence Block. What a moment!

I can't recommend new videos highly enough. Enjoy Michael Connelly with Patrick and me, and British author and anthologist Martin Edwards with Donis Casey on Facebook Live and add to it a smashing program with Nicholas Meyer, Martin Edwards, editor Keith Kahla, and me, Barbara.

Patrick will migrate them over to our YouTube channel. He has been adding a host of older videos, true blasts from the past, for you to enjoy also. Yay!

Check podcasts on Google or on iTunes or  on Podbean
Do check our BLOG regularly. Lesa updates awards, news, and interviews. 

Much love to our social media team.

Barbara and all The Pens

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Thank you for supporting The Poisoned Pen, frequently named Best Specialty Bookstore by the  New Times and by the  
Arizona Republic , one of 45 Great American Indie Bookstores 2013; Best Locally Owned and Operated Business: Scottsdale 2016; and Poisoned Pen Press, winner of the 2010 Ellery Queen Award from the Mystery Writers of America and named the 2011 Best Local Publisher by the  Arizona Republic and now the mystery imprint at Sourcebooks.
The November Booknews Staff Picks, and November Releases Lists

Here is the link to the November Booknews

Here is the link to our November Staff Picks
Patrick and Tracy need to update.

Here is the link to November Releases
Both the large paperback and the Coming Soon lists will update in the next day or two

And here is the link to the October BookNotes brimming with good reading. John reviews lots of books not covered in our other publications so do take time to enjoy them!

Do browse our  Web Store . New additions are frequently made to upcoming books and events.

Please remember: 
See It Here. Buy It Here.

Thank you for your business. I remind all of you reading this, that it only takes buying one book a month by each of you to keep us here!  Or merchandise, or a gift card. Or, a new audio book option.

Greg Iles
Thursday December 5
7:00 PM

I am delighted to announce that Greg will appear at The Pen on December 5 at 7:00 PM.

He was forced to cancel his event last spring due to health issues. 

We appreciate the patience you fans have exercised in waiting for him to sign
Cemetery Road (Morrow $28.99).

"An ambitious stand-alone thriller that is both an absorbing crime story and an in-depth exploration of grief, betrayal and corruption... Iles's latest calls to mind the late, great Southern novelist Pat Conroy. Like Conroy, Iles writes with passion, intensity and absolute commitment."-
Washington Post

We have held the copies purchased last March and later for this.
And we have held on to first prints all these months so you may still order a Signed First. It could be a splendid gift since so few Signed copies exist.

Watch this space for details. We may deploy an RSVP system and then turn this into a Christmas Party.
International Crime Night
Tuesday November 5 
7:00 PM

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5 7:00 PM A Poisoned Pen Press Party with authors from Australia (4), South Africa (2),
and a New Yorker writing a nexus between China and San Francisco

Giveaway books
Special sale -- ALL Poisoned Pen Press books published before September 10 50% off except for the range of hardcovers marked down to $12 already. 

This is a dynamite chance to stock up for gifts as well as holiday escape reading.

Tim Maleeny  signs  Boxing the Octopus  ($26.99/$15.95)
A Bay Area Investigation

Michael Stanley  signs  Shoot the Bastards  ($15.95)
A thriller pivoting on poaching in South Africa

And from Australia: Four authors On the Run

Sulari Gentill  signs  A Murder Unmentioned
($26.95)  Rowland Sinclair

Gentill is a favorite of Anne Perry -"The 1930s are a marvelous period. We know what lies ahead! This is beautifully drawn, with all its fragile hope and looming tragedy. I am delighted this is a series. I want them all." And Rhys Bowen -"This book has it all: intrigue among the British aristocracy, the Nazi threat and a dashing Australian hero. I didn't want it to end!" Think of Rowland Sinclair as Australia's answer to Lord Peter Wimsey.

SPECIAL OFFER: since this is a rare chance for Signed copies of books by this distinguished author, winner of Australia's Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel. We have Signed Hardcover Firsts ($12 each in series order): A Few Right Thinking Men; Miles Off Course; Paving the New Road; Gentlemen Formerly Dressed; Expect the 7th book in January, but not available Signed.

Robert Gott  signs  The Holiday Murders (Scribe $26.95)

Jock Serong  signs  On the Java Ridge  and  Preservation  (Text $15.95 each)

Emma Viskic  signs  Resurrection Bay   (Pushkin $14.95) and 
Viskic too is a winner of the Ned Kelly Award

Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
Wednesday Nov. 6 7 PM
Tickets on Sale Now or Buy Them at the Door!

TICKETS $35 admits one with book, $38 admits two with one book. 

You are welcome to join us at the last minute by purchasing tickets at the door.

Please do not bring any personal books

Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison  sign  Final Option (Putnam $29)

An Oregon Files thriller -- with a stunning surprise!

Location: Janet Cussler Car Collection  16055 N. Dial Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260  

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are back with a new adventure aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built. 

"I've A particularly nasty WWII-era weapon, a "sonic disrupter," propels the action of bestseller Cussler's startling 14th novel featuring the Oregon, a state-of-the-art warship designed to look like a tramp steamer. The weapon drives all hands on a ship insane, causing them to attack each other, destroy anything within reach, and jump into the ocean. A bunch of bad guys, all of whom have a grudge against series hero Juan Cabrillo, have built a replica of the Oregon and seek the sonic disrupter, which was lost decades ago somewhere in Brazil. Meanwhile, Juan is given a mission by his old boss at the CIA to rescue three agents whose cover has been blown and whose lives are in peril in Brazil. 

Readers will happily go along for the ride as the mission proceeds with the usual ups and downs, until Juan issues orders that come as a complete surprise. The intense, riveting climax takes the Oregon where the ship has never been before. You Cussler fans won't want to miss this one-or its sequel.
Bonus: Clive has signed copies of Mayday (Cahill $20), a Limited Edition hardcover of the 1973 paperback original The Mediterranean Caper, the first Dirk Pitt novel that published in the UK as Mayday.

Another fine gift suggestion as few copies of this special edition exist.
Kel Kade
Jenn Lyons
Judith Starkston
Friday November 8
7:00 PM

Kel Kade  signs  Fate of the Fallen (Tor $25.99)
Starts an epic fantasy series 

Our November SciFi Book of the Month starts a brand-new epic fantasy series by the bestselling Kade.

Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers a prophecy that it is his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first. His best friend Aaslo, a Forester, feels compelled to accompany him. But there is a hitch: an ambush. Mathias loses his head. So the question is: what if Frodo were assassinated by Sauron and Sam had to finish the quest? As the list of allies grows thin, and if the ages-old prophecy fails, condemning all in their world to death, the friends must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive.

Jenn Lyons  signs  The Name of All Things  (Tor $26.99)
Chorus of Dragons #2

The second installment in Lyons' Chorus of Dragons saga that opened with The Ruin of Kings ($17.99), continues the grand-scale fantasy adventure with a parallel story revolving largely around the demon-tainted noblewoman Janel Theranon, whose heroic exploits helped trigger a revolution. 

Trapped together in a storm house as a blizzard rages outside, Theranon and her acolyte guide Qown take turns recounting their epic adventure to Kihrin D'Mon, a reincarnated god and protagonist of the first volume. The story involves their attempt to save a massive city- the magical city of Atrine - from destruction by killing the largest dragon the world has ever known. 

" Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it ." ---- Lev Grossman.

Judith Starkston signs Sorcery in Alpara (Bronze Age Books $16.99 )

Tesha's about to become queen of a kingdom under assault from all sides, but she has powerful allies: her strategist husband, his crafty second-in-command, and her brilliant blind sister. Then betrayal strips her of them all. To save her marriage and her world, she will have to grapple with the serpentine plot against her, a curse that consumes armies, a court full of traitors, and a clutch of angry concubines and fantastical creatures who offer help but hate mankind. 

"Based on historical events in the Bronze Age, Phoenix author Starkston wraps history and magic together in an unforgettable package that ties into the other authors' books.
Reviews for Tonight's International Crime
Maleeny, Tim. Boxing the Octopus (Poisoned Pen $26.99/ $15.95). 
A sardonic shamus helps a lady in distress clear the name of her shady boyfriend. 

Hank Ryan is waiting-along with $5 million-in an armored truck at San Francisco's Pier 39 for Lou, his partner in crime, when Lou appears behind the wheel of a UPS truck and rams Hank into San Francisco Bay. Police find the vehicle in the bay but not Hank nor the cash. Friendly cop Vincent Mango tips off private detective Cape Weathers that Hank's girlfriend, Vera Young, is insisting Hank is innocent of stealing the money. Convinced of her sincerity though not uncritically accepting her claim, Cape agrees to help her. Unbeknownst to Cape, Sergey, a creepy ice pick-wielding Russian, and Eva, his lollipop-loving kid sister, are waiting not so patiently outside one of Lou's hideouts as Lou plots with his creepy associate Cragg. As these subplots unfold, Cape has an invaluable sidekick in Sally, an assassin trained in the martial arts by a triad in Hong Kong. Also in the mix: a murderous doctor introduced in the prologue who pops up again as the plot thickens; Anastasia, Sergey's domineering older sister; and Oscar, an 800-pound octopus. 

Don't even ask about the octopus. Maleeny moves his colorful cast around with giddy panache. His detective's fourth caper is a Hiaasen-esque delight."-Kirkus Reviews. Brilliant for fans of Hiaasen, Thomas Perry, and the late Donald E Westlake and Ross Thomas.

Stanley, Michael.  Shoot the Bastards (Poisoned Pen $15.95)

"From Minnesota to South Africa to Mozambique to Vietnam, Michael Stanley's Shoot the Bastards is an extraordinary tale of the extreme measures taken to combat international poaching and smuggling."-- C.J. Box

"Award-winning author Stanley of the Botswana Detective Kubu series "exposes one of southern Africa's most vicious conflicts in a story that will have you turning pages, pining for the safety of the world's dwindling rhino populations, and questioning the line between fact and fiction." -The Big Thrill

Crystal "Crys" Nguyen, is a Vietnamese-American journalist who writes for a Minnesota paper. Crys becomes concerned about a close colleague, reporter Michael Davidson, who has been working on a story for National Geographic on rhino-horn smuggling, when Michael suddenly stops emailing her. Shortly before, he alerted her to his discovery that the embargo on harvesting rhino horns was being violated in South Africa. She persuades Michael's editor to pay her to finish her friend's story, and, in the process, ascertain his whereabouts. 

On arriving in South Africa, Crys gets permission to accompany a government antipoaching squad in Kruger National Park, where her situation gets a lot more complicated when she stumbles on a murder and a suitcase full of cash. Ethical questions abound along with questions of whom to trust.

Reviews for Australia's Authors on the Run
I have been saying for a few years that the Australian Crime Wave is a leader in the Next Big Thing. And now, from Australia, four authors join us tonight

Everyone who comes will get a free Poisoned Pen Press book. 

Sulari Gentill is a favorite of Anne Perry -"The 1930s are a marvelous period. We know what lies ahead! This is beautifully drawn, with all its fragile hope and looming tragedy. I am delighted this is a series. I want them all." And Rhys Bowen -"This book has it all: intrigue among the British aristocracy, the Nazi threat and a dashing Australian hero. I didn't want it to end!" Think of Rowland Sinclair as Australia's answer to Lord Peter Wimsey.
            She signs A Murder Unmentioned  (Poisoned Pen $25) which explores Rowland Sinclair's family's history along with a murder investigation in which he is a suspect. So the novel is both an origin story for this generation of Sinclairs, an upper-crust landed family in Australia with homes including Rowland's residence in Sydney, and an investigation that kicks off when discoveries reveal that his father, a dictatorial and difficult man, 
had actually been murdered-and Rowland becomes the chief suspect in a very cold case.

We have Signed Hardcover Firsts ($12 each in series order: 
A Few Right Thinking Men; Miles Off Course ; Paving the New Road; Gentlemen Formerly Dressed ; Expect the 7th book in January, but not available Signed. Unfortunately the second in series, A Decline in Prophets , is only in paperback ($15.95)

Dr. Robert Gott is the author seven historical crime novels (set in Australia in the 1940s). He  signs The Holiday Murders (Scribe $26.95). 

On Christmas Eve, 1943, the newly formed but undermanned Homicide division of the Melbourne police force is called to investigate the vicious double murder of a father and son. When Military Intelligence becomes involved, Homicide's Inspector Titus Lambert must unravel the personal from the political. If only the killings had stopped at two. The police are desperate to come to grips with an extraordinary and disquieting upsurge of violence. For Constable Helen Lord, it is an opportunity to make her mark in a male-dominated world where she is patronized as a novelty. For Detective Joe Sable, the investigation forces a reassessment of his indifference to his Jewish heritage. Racing against the clock, the police uncover simmering tensions among secretive local Fascists...and a psychopath.
Jock Serong has won has many awards including the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the JCU Colin Roderick Award, the HT Priestley Medal and the Staunch Prize. He  signs
  (Text $15.95). 

Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored off the Indonesian island of Dana. In the Canberra office of Cassius Calvert, Minister for Border Integrity, a federal election looms and a hardline new policy on asylum-seekers is being rolled out. Not far from Dana, the  Takalar is having engine trouble. Among the passengers on board fleeing from persecution are Roya and her mother, and Roya's unborn sister. The storm now closing in on the Takalar and the Java Ridge will mean catastrophe for them all, ships and crews. Serong also signs Preservation ($15.95).

Emma Viskic won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and an unprecedented three Davitt Awards. Resurrection Bay was shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Gold Dagger and New Blood Awards and is currently nominated for a Barry Award.
She signs  Resurrection Bay (Pushkin $14.95). Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always lived on the outside-watching, picking up telltale signs people hide in a smile, a cough, a kiss. When a childhood friend is murdered, a sense of guilt and a determination to prove his own innocence sends Caleb on a hunt for the killer. But he can't do it alone. Caleb and his troubled friend Frankie, an ex-cop, start with one clue: Scott, the last word the murder victim texted to Caleb. But Scott is always one step ahead. This gripping, original and fast-paced crime thriller is set between Melbourne and a small coastal town, Resurrection Bay, where Caleb is forced to confront painful memories.
            Her second novel, And Fire Came Down ($14.95), won the 2018 Davitt Award for Best Crime Novel and was longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award. 

In it, Caleb is struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours. But when a young woman is killed, after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. The trail leads Caleb back to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert, and simmering with racial tensions. As Caleb delves deeper, he uncovers secrets that could ruin any chance of reuniting with Kat, and even threaten his life. 
A Mystery Tea
Saturday November 9
2:00 PM
Six Super Authors
Tessa Arlen  signs  Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders  (Berkley $16)
Starts a WWII English village series

Ellen Crosby  signs  The Angel's Share (St Martins $26.99)
Murder in Virginia's wine country

Dianne Freeman  signs  A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (Kensington $26)
Second in a delightful Victorian cozy series

Bairbre Higgins  signs  The Torchbearers (Terra Nova $19.95)
Love and murder set in New Mexico (by an Irish author visiting us)

Annie Hogsett  signs  The Devil's Own Game  (Poisoned Pen $15.99)
The T&A Detective Agency's 3rd investigation, Cleveland

Judith Starkston  signs  Sorcery in Alpara  (Bronze Age Books $16.99)
See the November 8 write up

Our November Books of the Month
British Crime Club One unsigned hardcover or paperback per month
Ireland, Sandra. Bone Deep 

Cozy Crimes Club One unsigned hardcover or paperback per month
Casey, Eliza. Lady Takes the Case

Discovery Club  One paperback or hardcover per month
Higgins, Bairbre. The Torchbearers

First Mystery Club  One Signed First per month
Frank, Anita. The Lost Ones 

Hardboiled Crime Club  One signed First per month
Cha, Steph. Your House Will Pay 

History/Mystery Club  One Signed First per month 

History Paperback  One per month

Modern First Editions  One Signed First per month
Greenwood, T. Keeping Lucy

SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Club  One Signed First per month
Kade, Kel. Fate of the Fallen

Surprise Me! Club  One Signed First Per Month
DeMille, Nelson/Alex. The Deserter  

Thriller Club  One Signed First per month
Smith, Martin Cruz. The Siberian Dilemma

Our November Paperback Picks
Cameron, Marc. Active Measures
Connolly, Sheila. Lost Traveler
Hurwitz, Gregg. Out of the Dark
Kellerman, Jonathan. The Wedding Guest
Kelly, Erin. He Said/She Said
Metz, Melinda. Mac on a Hot Tin Roof
Parks, Brad. Say Nothing
Reilly, Matthew. Three Secret Cities
Alzamora, Sebastian, Blood Crime
Casey, Donis. The Wrong Girl
Hendricks, Greer/Sarah Pekkanen. An Anonymous Girl
Horowitz, Anthony. Forever and a Day
Ireland, Sandra. Bone Deep
Lloyd, Catherine. Death Comes to Bath
Longworth, M L. A Noel Killing
McGarrity, Michael. Residue
Taylor, Andrew. The Fire Court

Our November Calendar
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5 7:00 PM A Poisoned Pen Press Party
Tim Maleeny signs Boxing the Octopus ($26.99/$15.95)
A Bay Area Investigation

Michael Stanley signs Shoot the Bastards  ($15.95)
A thriller from the authors of the Dectevtive
Kubu Botswana series

And from Australia
Sulari Gentill signs A Murder Unmentioned
($12)  Rowland Sinclair
Robert Gott signs The Holiday Murders (Scribe $26.95)
Jock Serong signs On the Java Ridge and Preservation (Text $15.95 each)
Emma Viskic signs Resurrection Bay (Pushkin $14.95)
TICKETS $35 admits one with book, $38 admits two with one book
Please do not bring any personal books
Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison sign Final Option (Putnam $29) The Oregon Files
Location: Janet Cussler Car Collection 16055 N. Dial Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260  

Kel Kade signs Fate of the Fallen (Tor $25.99)
Jenn Lyons signs The Name of All Things (Tor $26.99)
Chorus of Dragons #2
Tessa Arlen signs Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (Berkley $16)
Ellen Crosby signs The Angel's Share (St Martins $26.99)
Dianne Freeman signs A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (Kensington $26)
Bairbre Higgins signs The Torchbearers (Terra Nova $19.95)
Annie Hogsett signs The Devil's Own Game (Poisoned Pen $15.99)
Judith Starkston signs Sorcery in Alpara (Bronze Age Books $16.99)
Janet Evanovich signs  Twisted Twenty-Six (Putnam $28)
Free to attend
Location: DoubleTree Resort, 5401 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale AZ 85250
Cash bar. Valet parking available

Joseph Kanon signs The Accomplice  (Atria $28)
1960s Germany & Argentina
Bonnie MacBird signs The Devil's Due (Harper $26.99)
Sherlock Holmes Adventures
Hank Early signs Echoes of the Fall (Crooked Lane $26.99)
Earl Marcus Mystery
Scott Grah am signs Arches Enemy  (Torrey House $15.95)
National Park Mystery #5
Margaret Mizushima signs Tracking Game (Crooked Lane $26.99)
Timber Creek K-9 #5
Paula Munier signs Blind Search (St Martins $26.99)
Mercy and (her dog) Elvis #2
Marc Cameron signs Tom Clancy Code of Honor (Putnam $29.95)
Walt Gragg signs The Chosen One (Berkley $17)
Laurie R. King signs Beginnings  (Bay Company $13)
A Kate Martinelli novella
And Mary Russell's War (Poisoned Pen $15.95)
Three Legged Dog plays
Jennifer Ash ley signs A McKenzie Clan Christmas (Berkley $5.99)
Eliza Casey signs Lady Takes the Case (Berkley $16)
Manor Cat Mystery #1 1912 England
Tori Eldridge signs The Ninja Daughter (Polis $16.95)
Lily Wong #1 Check this promo session at Quest Martial Arts Chandler
Jenn McKinlay signs The Christmas Keeper (Berkley $7.99)
Romance for a NC bookseller
Ace Atkins signs Robert B Parker's Angel Eyes (Putnam $27)
Please buy your copy from The Pen. Anyone welcome but remember you risk spoilers if you don't read the selection in advance
Coffee & Crime : Saturday November 910:30 AM
Lockridge, Richard/Frances, The Norths Meet Murder ($13.99)

SciFi Friday : November 15 7:00 PM
Chakraborty, SA. City of Brass  ( $16.99)

Croak & Dagger : Saturday November 16 10:30 AM
Massey, Sujata. The Widows of Malabar Hill 

Hardboiled Crime: Wednesday November 20 7:00 PM
Nielson, Helen. The Woman on the Roof ($9.99)
Parking, Drinks & Dining
and a generous offer from Arcadia Farms Cafe
We suggest when you can you come early to The Pen (chairs go down around 5:00 PM or 1:00 PM for afternoon events), reserve your seat(s), and explore our vibrant Old Town Scottsdale neighborhood.

Parking is more difficult sometimes because of the restaurants (editorial comment -- the City of Scottsdale's parking policies suck!). We've given you locations beyond our parking lot. 
Search for them under Parking

Good News: Arcadia Farms Cafe has generously offered us its parking for evening events when needed. You can also park just south of our lot between the alley and Main Street.

One reason we don't have a cafe or bar in The Pen is there isn't enough dedicated parking to allow one.

Enjoy --there are all sorts of food and beverages on offer.
Mystery-of-the-Month Club 

Looking for something new to read each month and aren't sure what to choose?  Let us help... And it makes a great gift for Dad!
The Mystery-of-the-Month Club is individually tailored to each customer's specific tastes.  Just let us know what kinds of mysteries you enjoy, whether your looking for signed hardcover books or paperbacks, and we'll take it from there!
For more information, drop Patrick King a line at
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