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especially for UK books

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A top gift idea
The Companion to The Lost Words, beautifully illustrated
in stock now

in stock now
Imagine being stalked by a prehistoric arachnid?
A Halloween Treat

The Sentinel
Jack Reacher #25
Virtual October 26 5:00 PM
with both Childs
Comes signed by Andrew with a terrific letter to you written and Signed by Lee
Our October Historical Fiction Book of the Month
A debut
Virtual October 28

true voter suppression and resistance, 1946
Virtual launch October 30 4:00 PM

Stephanie Plum
Virtual Book Launch November 2 6:00 PM
Our copies signed by Janet come with a custom holiday card for you

Dazzling debut
Virtual with Lisa See November 5
Our November Fantastic New Fiction Book of the Month
Don't miss a signed first

Virtual Book Launch
November 5 6:30 PM
Not signed but comes with a letter to you signed by Perry with holiday wishes

Virtual Book Launch November 7 5:00 PM
Jackie's memoir
A terrific gift for Maisie Dobbs fans

The final Kevin Kerney
NM thriller
Virtual Book Launch November 6 4:00 PM

new series virtual launch
November 9 5:00 PM Virtual
6:00 PM walk by signing outside the store with no program
Can be personalized

The Lincoln Lawyer
Virtual Book Launch
November 10
Order early for your Signed First

A ballerina is killed in LA
Our November Crime Book of the Month
Fleishman makes a cameo appearance with Connelly

The Oregon Files
Morrison's last full collaboration with the late Clive Cussler
Virtual launch November 11 6:00 PM

A debut
Our November Historical Fiction Book of the Month
Virtual November 12
6:00 PM with Sujata Massey

Shadow of the Dragon
Virtual November 16 6:00 PM with Mark Greaney and Rip Rawlings
Our copies come with a letter for you signed by Cameron

Atlee Pine, FBI (plus more)
Virtual Book Launch
November 17 6:00 PM

 A beautifully illustrated fairy tale by the master,
Joanne Harris
4 left in stock now
a lovely gift

Only 4 remaining UK Signed Firsts
due late November

The Bronte Sisters as sleuths
Signed UK Edition
due in late November

Black Sun
Epic fantasy series start
in stock now

Song for the Dark Times
John Rebus
in stock now

in stock now

Goodnight, Beautiful
A knockout suspense
in stock now

Virtual Wednesday 12:00 PM with Ace Atkins
Jake Brigance #3
in stock now

Andy Carpenter Christmas Tale

Signed UK Edition
The final chapter of the
Last Kingdom Series
Due sometime soon

3 remain in stock
The unsigned US edition comes with a signed bookplate and tote bag

Confessions on the 7:45
An update on Highsmith's Strangers on a Train
Our October Crime Book of the Month

The Reacher Guy
Our copies come with a custom designed bookplate 
in stock

in stock now

Orphan's Guilt
Joe Gunther
in stock now
in stock now

On sale October 27

Unrestricted Access
includes a new novella with Kane, the military dog
and signed with a doodle of the dog by Rollins
in stock now

It's hard to say which upcoming date is scarier!

We have exciting programming for you to enjoy all week, nothing political. Other than saying once again, Please Vote!

And I list some scary reads below for further distraction as we head to Saturday night, Halloween, and Sunday, La Dia de los Muertos

Here's my favorite photo from the Desert Botanical Garden's brilliant 2018 Halloween display (there was even a unicorn!). It may also represent how many people feel at this point approaching November 3. For two non-political events, November 2 and 3, see below.

We've been saying October is the new December, meaning that given all the shortages in paper and print and the crush of shipping it is smart to order early. But now we are moving towards November is the new December.

John packed the October BookNotes with cook books, nonfiction, and a splendid section on holiday themed fiction. If you don't normally browse the BookNotes I urge you to do so.

Agood choice for gifts may well be either a Poisoned Pen Gift Card to be redeemed post holidays. Or to enroll someone in one of our Book of the Month Clubs.

What fun to get a Mystery Box each month. One focused more closely on a specific taste than the generic pick many stores offer.
We read all the book club books BEFORE we select them for each month

UPS and USPS have announced rate increases for the holidays so we will be forced to up shipping to $5 for the first book from November 28. And thus another reason to shop early.

Thank you for supporting The Pen, an independent bookstore where real people and not algorithms recommend books to you

Podcasts YouTube Facebook Instagram Twitter are all channels you can use to connect with us. Enjoy book chats on our Home Page and shorter ones on our Instagram.

And you can find Staff Picks and more in our Webstore

We do rely on your purchases to fund this range of activities. But we think of them as a service to authors too, something to share and expand

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 and more....
 Don't Be Shy
Just Call ahead or stop by if you are nearby

We're delighted to welcome you during the hours listed below, with the caveat we sometimes have to block off an hour if we are videoing an event in the store.

Just stop by or call ahead, you might have a bit of a wait if there are more people in the store than guidelines allow.

If you feel more comfortable with certainty please email to request one 

Appointments will be for 20 minutes on the hour and half hour, allowing us a short break in between to sanitize.

Appointment Hours 11:00-4:00 M-F, also 6:00-8:00 W & Thu; and 11:00-6:00 on Saturday. 
The same hours apply for curbside pickup which is also available from 1:00-4:00 PM on Sundays.

For curbside pickup use 480-970-1534. 
The webstore and email operate 24/7
For the best customer service other than curbside pickup please continue to email  
The October BookNotes plus the October Booknews 

Here is the link to the OCTOBER BOOKNOTES
Don't miss the cook books section, the holiday reads, and more

Here is the link to the OCTOBER BOOKNEWS

Here are our October STAFF PICKS 

Paperback Picks and Book of the Month Clubs Picks can be seen in our webstore  
More New Podcasts
New podcasts post frequently. We can see you are  enjoying them by the over 45,000 downloads. Lots of conversations here! And with lots of authors! 

For those who prefer not to stare at a screen but would like to enjoy our conversations with authors, these are for you.

Visit our new Podcasts Easy download links are provided. They are also available on ITunes and Google Music

Don't forget to search for a favorite author. There are many of them, often frequent visitors to The Pen, but some new to us.

New:  Rebecca Roanhorse with Pat; Mary Anna Evans with Sara Johnson; Brad Thor with fans
We Will Close at 5 PM

Saturday October 31 10 AM to 5 PM Happy Halloween

Tuesday November 3 10 AM to 5 PM Please Vote!
Janet Evanovich
Virtual Book Launch
Monday November 2
6:00 PM

Vote! Then join us on our Facebook Events Page (no need to belong to FB)
for November 3's
The Night of 1000 Authors
Election day counterprogramming for mystery, thriller and suspense fans 

Beginning at 3:00 pm ET on Tuesday November 3, sponsored by Atria Publishing and International Thriller Writers Association"The Jerry Lewis Telethon" meets "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve" with the biggest names in crime fiction and NO TALK OF POLITICS.

The format is 10 minutes interviews -- the "special sauce" is that each author will share the first two minutes of their interview on the screen with the previous guest and the last two minutes of their interview with the next guest.

Complete guest list as of 10/22/2020... possibly more to come

Alafair Burke, Alex Segura, Allison Brennan,, Andrews & Wilson, Anthony Horowitz, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Chris Hauty, Christopher Rosow, David Morrell, Francesca Serritella, Gayle Lynds, Gregg Hurwitz, Hank Phillippi Ryan, J.D. Barker, Jack Carr, James Rollins, Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Hillier, Jesse and Jonathan Kellerman, Joel C. Rosenberg, John Connolly, Karen Dionne, Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs, Kyle Mills, Linwood Barclay, Lisa Scottoline, Liv Constantine, Mark Greaney, Megan Miranda, Megan Collins, Mindy Mejia, Peter James, R.L. Stine, Rachel Howzell Hall, Ragnar Jonasson, Robert Dugoni, Shari Lapena, Steve Berry, Tosca Lee, William Kent Krueger
Video Book Talks
You can find some book talks, short recommendations, by me and on our Instagram courtesy of IGTV. Check out short videos by Patrick, Pat King,and John Charles of our staff as well.

You can also find  book talks on our Home Page

 Now running:  Brad Thor and his fans in a virtual bookclub

Coming up from the UK:
Alan Bradley with Peter Lovesey who is celebrating his 50th publishing anniversary. A small tech glitch caused this to be postponed to mid this week.

Lee and Andrew Child
Monday 5:00 PM
Andrew and Lee Child in conversation
They discuss The Sentinel (Bantam $30), the new Jack Reacher
Signed book available plus a special letter to our customers from Lee Child

David Morrell reviews:

"Most of the Reacher books have been #1 bestsellers. What makes this new Reacher novel (the 25th) a special publishing event is that the series now has a cowriter, Andrew Child, who also writes as Andrew Grant and is Lee Child's younger brother. Booksellers and Reacher fans might wonder if anything has changed. A line from The Sentinel will reassure them that nothing has changed. 
'Someone had sent six guys after [Reacher]. It would be wrong to let the day end with only two of them in the hospital.'

"This time, Reacher arrives in a town near Nashville, where he heads toward one of his favorite destinations, a coffee shop, only to notice that someone is about to be abducted. Reacher being Reacher, he saves the stranger and ends up confronting a conspiracy involving cyber ransom, election sabotage, a Cold War secret, and... 

"Much of The Sentinel is humorous as Reacher patiently teaches bad guys about the flaws in their tactics. While there's lots of action, the novel also feels like a procedural as Reacher interviews suspects and delves deeper toward the truth.... It continues the series without any sense that there's now a coauthor. In a year of drastic change, fans will welcome the consistency."
Stuart Neville 
Luca Veste
Tuesday 1:00 PM
Stuart Neville and Luca Veste in conversation with Patrick
Neville discusses The Traveller and Other Stories (Soho $27.95)
Signed bookplates

Since his debut novel, the modern classic The Ghosts of Belfast ($9.99), was published a decade ago, Irishman Neville, an Edgar finalist, has published eight other critically acclaimed novels. Now for the first time Neville offers readers a collection of his short fiction-chilling stories that traverse and blend the genres of noir, horror, and speculative fiction, and which bring the history and lore of Neville's native Northern Ireland to glittering life. The collection concludes with the long awaited novella The Traveller, the companion piece to The Ghosts of Belfast and Collusion. Gerry Fegan appears in four of the tales. 

Complete with a foreword from Irish crime fiction legend John Connolly, this volume is the perfect indulgence for fans of ghost stories and noir, and is a must-have for devotees of Neville's prizewinning Belfast novels.

Veste discusses The Silence (Sourcebooks $16.99)

We killed a stranger and covered it up. It was supposed to be our last weekend away as friends, before marriage and respectability beckoned. But what happened that Saturday changed everything. The six of us promised we would never tell anyone about the body we buried, even when we realized our victim was a serial killer. But now the silence has been broken. And the killing has started again...
John Connolly
Wednesday 1:00 PM
John Connolly discusses The Dirty South (Atria $27.99)
John has provided us with several special book bags to give away at a random draw

Connolly has written a prequel to his splendid, long-running Charlie Parker series and sets it in Arkansas (not an obvious choice for an Irish writer). 

Here's a well deserved Starred Review: "...noir fans will relish an origin story set in 1999. The murder of Parker's wife and daughter ended his career as an NYPD detective, but the ghosts of his loved ones still literally haunt him, and the tragedy may have turned him into a vigilante who beat a child predator to death. Parker's hunt for his family's killer takes him to impoverished Burdon County, Arkansas, where someone, possibly the same person he's seeking, has been murdering teenage girls. One possible victim, Patricia Hartley, was ruled to have died accidentally, despite the placement of branches in her vagina and throat. 

"During a chance encounter in a Cargill bar between Parker and Evander Griffin, the town's police chief, the conversation turns hostile after they get on the topic of Hartley's death. Parker later learns that Griffin wants the murders hushed up to avoid losing a lucrative business opportunity for the county. Brilliant descriptions of the setting (a lake 'seemed to consume light') enhance this intelligent and subtle suspense novel. Connolly is writing at the top of his game." 

Isn't it great when someone can inject so much new and electrify readers in an 18th thriller in a series?
Debut author
Stephen Spotswood
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Stephen Spotswood discusses his debut Fortune Favors the Dead (Doubleday $26.95)
A debut historical likened to Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin mysteries
Signed books available... a few left
Our October Historical Fiction Book of the Month

The Indie Next Pick: "Not since Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin have I so enjoyed the page-turning yarn of a New York private detective and a wisecracking sidekick! Stephen Spotswood simultaneously nails the tone of classic detective stories and stands them on their head -- because the brilliant gumshoe is Lillian Pentecost, a middle-aged woman with a disability, and her sidekick Willowjean 'Will' Parker, a gender-bending young circus performer with a sweet spot for the ladies. A delight from start to finish. Dare I hope this is the beginning of a series?"

Willowjean Parker (who goes by Will) ran away from home at 15 to join the circus. She's working on the side, a security job at a construction site--the kind of job women get to do now that "the men who'd usually have taken them were overseas hoping for a shot at Hitler"--when she first meets Lillian Pentecost, the famous lady detective. A few clever deductions and a little knife-throwing skill later, and she finds herself in Ms. Pentecost's employ, apprentice to the aging lady detective. 

This debut resets classic noir elements (smoky nightclubs, femmes fatale, unexplained midnight gunshots) in 1940s New York City as experienced by women who like women and men who like men, as Will discreetly frequents a slightly different kind of nightclub, and no one is precisely who they seem. Enjoy the wit and personality of a bold, unconventional heroine.
Richard Paul Evans
Thursday 6:00 PM
Richard Paul Evans discusses The Noel Letters (Gallery $21.99
Special signed bookplates

After nearly two decades, Noel Post, an editor for a major New York publishing house, returns to her childhood home in Salt Lake City to see her estranged, dying father. What she believed would be a brief visit turns into something more as she inherits the bookstore her father fought to keep alive. 

Reeling from loneliness, a recent divorce, and unanticipated upheavals in her world, Noel begins receiving letters from an anonymous source, each one containing thoughts and lessons about her life and her future. She begins to reacquaint herself with the bookstore and the people she left behind, and in doing so, starts to unravel the reality of her painful childhood and the truth about her family. 

As the holidays draw near, she receives a Christmastime revelation that changes not only how she sees the past but also how she views her future.
Chris DeRose
Friday 4:00 PM
Chris DeRose discusses The Fighting Bunch (St Martins $28.99) with Larry Siegel
Signed books available. May be personalized by the author who lives here

"In a remarkable feat of dogged fresh reporting, historical research and narrative aplomb, DeRose breathes new life into the little-remembered saga of the 1946 Battle of Athens, Tennessee, when a force of angry men, led by recent World War II veterans with the "stamp of combat in their eyes," mounted a successful armed rebellion against entrenched municipal corruption and police brutality. 

Bestseller DeRose brings you the never-before-told story of the men who brought their overseas combat experience to wage war against a corrupt political machine in their Tennessee hometown. To restore true democracy, McMinn's veterans formed the nonpartisan GI ticket. 

On Election Day, August 1, 1946, deputies took the ballot box to the jail in Athens, violently assaulting anyone who dared to stop them. White and his fellow GIs, men who fought and survived action in the Bulge and Normandy, armed themselves and laid siege to the prison, demanding the ballot box. For more than six hours, gunfire and dynamite blasts rocked the community until the deputies surrendered. With an official and legitimate vote count, the GIs won the election."
Awards News
The 2020 Barry Awards

Best Mystery/Crime Novel: The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Best First Mystery/Crime Novel: The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup
Best Paperback Original Mystery/Crime Novel: Missing Daughter by Rick Mofina
Best Thriller: The Chain by Adrian McKinty
Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade: Suspect by Robert Crais

Diamond Dagger: Martin Edwards
Gold Dagger: Michael Robotham, Good Girl, Bad Girl
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger: Lou Berney, November Road
Historical Dagger: Abir Mukherjee, Death in the East
Dagger in the Library: Christopher Brookmyre

Click on the link for more
Our October Books of the Month
It's not too late to join one or more clubs--or to give a club membership or more as a holiday gift to start in December or January.

Please email for details and to sign up.

The Crime Book of the Month One Signed hardcover First per month
British Crime Book of the Month One unsigned hardcover or paperback per month
McDermid, Val. Still Life (Grove $26)
Cozy Crimes Book of the Month One unsigned hardcover or paperback per month
Fantastic New Fiction Book of the Month One Signed hardcover First per month
Hoffman, Alice. Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic  signed copies sold out
First Mystery Book of the Month Club One Signed hardcover First per month
Osman, Richard. The Thursday Murder Club Signed copies sold out
Historical Fiction Book of the Month One Signed hardcover First per month
Spotswood, Stephen. Fortune Favors the Dead
International Crime Book of the Month One Unsigned hardcover or paperback per month
Carlyle, Rose. The Girl in the Mirror
SciFi/Fantasy Book of the Month One hardcover or paperback per month signed when possible.
Roanhorse, Rebecca. Black Sun  Signed copies 

Check back for updates
MONDAY NOVEMBER 2 6:00 PM Virtual Book Launch
Janet Evanovich discusses Fortune and Glory (Atria $28.99)
Signed Books available from Evanovich to us
Our copies come with an exclusive holiday postcard plus 10 purchasers will each receive a $10 gift card on a random draw
Asha Lemmie in conversation with Lisa See
Lemmie's debut is Fifty Words for Rain (Dutton $26)
Our November Fantastic New Fiction Book of the Month
Signed Books available for Lemmie

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5 6:30 PM Virtual Book Launch
Anne Perry discusses her latest in her Christmas Series, 
A Christmas Resolution (Ballantine $20)
Comes with a holiday good wishes letter signed by Perry
Michael McGarrity discusses Head Wounds (Norton $26.99), the final chapter in the storied career of New Mexico lawman Kevin Kerney

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 5:00 PM Virtual Book Launch
Jacqueline Winspear discusses This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing (Soho $27.95)
A memoir/autobiography
Signed books available. A great gift for Maisie Dobbs fans. Comes with a special bookmark designed by Winspear
Australia's JP Pomare chats with Betty Webb
Pomare's new novel is In the Clearing (Mulholland $28)

Isabella Maldonado discusses The Cipher 
(Thomas & Mercer $15.95) in a virtual event
And afterwards welcomes fans to a masked walk-by signing for those who would like to attend
The video taping is not open to the public
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 6:00 PM Virtual Book Launch
Michael Connelly discusses The Law of Innocence (Little Brown $29)
Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller
Signed Books available
Mike will be joined  by Jeffrey Fleishman for a cameo on writing about Los Angeles, the magic and the tragic.  
Boyd Morrison in conversation with Don Bentley
Morrison discusses Clive Cussler's Marauder (Putnam $29), Morrison's last full collaboration with Clive Cussler
Signed Books available
Nev March in conversation with Sujata Massey
March discusses her debut mystery Murder in Old Bombay (Minotaur $26.99)
Our November Historical Fiction Book of the Month
Signed Books available
We will post on FB and in a podcast a recorded conversation made this morning with Martin Edwards, Elly Griffith, Aline Templeton and Andrew Taylor all discussing Howdunit (Harper $27.99)
Learn crime writing from the masters who belong(ed) to The Detection Club
Lynn Truss discusses Murder by Milk Bottle (Bloomsbury $27/$17)
A Constable Twitten Mystery
Signed bookplates
Marc Cameron and H. Ripley Rawlings in conversation with Mark Greaney
Cameron discusses Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon (Putnam $29.95)
Jack Ryan, Sr. #20
Rawlings discusses Assault by Fire (Kensington $8.99)
Tyce Asher #1
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17 6:00 PM Virtual Book Launch
David Baldacci discusses Daylight (Grand Central $29)
An Atlee Pine Thriller
Signed books available
Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club discusses Mark Bowden's The Last Stone ($17)
SciFi Friday discusses Tasmyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth ($17.99)
Croak & Dagger discuss Anthony Horowitz's The Magpie Murders ($16.99) 
Swedish author Lars Kepler discusses Lazarus
(Knopf $28.95)

TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 6:00 PM Virtual Book Launch
Thomas Perry discusses Eddie's Boy (Grove/Mysterious $26)
Michael Shaeffer aka The Butcher's Boy is back
Signed books available
Caz Frear in conversation with Patrick
Frear discusses Shed No Tears (Harper $26.99)
London cop Cat Kinsella
Signed bookplates
SJ Rozan discusses The Art of Violence (Pegasus $25.95)
PIs Lydia Chin/Bill Smith
Signed books available

Jenn McKinlay hosts Kate Carlisle and Paige Shelton
Carlisle discusses Premeditated Mortar (Berkley $7.99)
A Fixer Upper Mystery
Shelton discusses Cold Wind (St Martins $26.99)
An Alaskan thriller- Signed copies available for Shelton, can be personalized
Kensington Cozy Holiday Party
Nancy Coco, Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas (Kensington $8.99)
Maya Corrigan, Gingerdead Man (Kensington $8.99)
Maddie Day, Candy Slain Murder (Kensington $8.99)
Liz Ireland, Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings (Kensington $15.95)
Heather Redmond, A Christmas Carol Murder (Kensington $26)
Matt Coyle discusses Blind Vigil (Oceanview $26.99) with Patrick
PI Rick Cahill
Signed books available

TUESDAY DECEMBER 8 Virtual Book Launch
Jane Cleland discusses Hidden Treasure (Minotaur $26.99)
Josie Prescott Antique Mysteries... lucky #13
Signed books available
Our December Cozy Crimes Book of the Month

Marty Wingate in conversation with Connie Berry
Berry discusses A Legacy of Murder
(Crooked Lane $26.99)
An English village Christmas Mystery
Marty Wingate discusses Murder Is a Must (Berkley $26)
A First Edition Library Mystery (British)
Signed books available for Wingate

The Jungle Reds Christmas Cocktails Party
Rhys Bowen, Lucy Burdette, Deborah Crombie, Hallie Ephron, Jenn McKinlay, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Julia Spencer-Fleming
Pour your own favorite drink and join us for a lively chat

MONDAY DECEMBER 14 5:00 PM Virtual Event
Kristen Ashley discusses Dream Chaser (Grand Central $7.99)
Dream Team #2
Kristen Ashley will do a walk by masked signing for Dream Chaser.
There is no program, just the signing
SciFi Friday discusses HG Parry's The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep ($16.99)
Croak & Dagger Christmas party
The club discusses Ellie Alexander's A Cup of Holiday Fear ($7.99)

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 
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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