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Signed postcard from the Perigord with Balzac the Basset Hound
Virtual Event May 25
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May 26 on sale and event
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Virtual Book Launch
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Amos Decker
Virtual Event May 27
5:00 PM
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Isaiah Coleridge
The Hudson Valley as you've never imagined it
Virtual Event May 28
5:00 PM

Sunny Randall
Virtual Event May 28
 6:00 PM

An IQ Novel
Joe Joins Mike Lupica
May 28

Virtual Event
May 30 2:00 PM

Virtual Event
June 1 5:00 PM
A Debut

Ali Reynolds
Virtual Book Launch
June 2 7:00 PM

Virtual Event
June 3

Virtual Event
June 6 1:00 PM

Mary Russell, Holmes, Mrs. Hudson
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June 6 2:00 PM

Tom Clancy
Virtual Book Launch
June 9 5:00 PM

From the bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
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An excellent psychogical thriller
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Rachel Savernake
A Golden Age Gothic
Our June Historical Fiction Book of the Month
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Colter Shaw
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Legal thriller
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our April First Mystery Book of the Month 
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Savage Son
James Reece #3
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Greetings to You All

This Memorial Day not only remembers the past and those who made sacrifices but has an immediacy none of us can ignore.

Flowers always come to  my mind when thinking of people I've lost. Which reminded me of the brave tulips displays in Holland's Keukenhof Gardens each spring, mostly in May, which when travel again becomes possible I can't recommend highly enough as a soul-refreshing visit. Here is a photo from an earlier visit.

We thank you for sticking with us and for your generous orders and attendance at our Virtual Events. I hope you enjoy the more casual book chats. I loved reconnecting with Peter Robinson Friday whose Chat is on our Home Page for you to enjoy this weekend. Virtual offers many opportunities. 

But, we miss you. We  miss your faces. Your conversation. The energy in the store and in the room when authors visit.

There are so many things to consider when formulating a plan to reopen. For your safety, and ours, we are working on an appointment calendar, the best hours for shopping. And our policy will include appointments, masks (BYOM!), sanitizer, distancing.
And we have to consider the Virtual Events schedule as they take place in the store where other activity necessarily stops during the videoing.

Meanwhile we have reopened telephone service from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM weekdays, 11 AM-5 PM Saturdays, Closed on Sundays. 

It is only one person answering the phone so you may still need to leave a message for a call back as fast as we can make it.

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Our thanks to L esa,  continuing to work with us from Indiana, is conducting some wonderful discussions with authors on books on our Blog that I urge you to read both for fun and inspiration. M uch love to our social media team which includes Susan on Twitter and Kathy on Pinterest as well as me on Instagram
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The May Booknews
Part 2 now as well as Part 1
First, many books scheduled for May have moved to June-September. I did my best to catch all the new dates.

May is especially rich in paperbacks, large and small format. So there is quite a long list of Picks for the large format. And loads of very good reading in them.

Here is the link to the brand new May Booknews Part 2

Here is the link to the first  May Booknews

Here is the link, at last, to our May Staff Picks

Here is the link to our May Paperback Picks
There are loads of great large paperbacks for you!

Patrick has updated our puzzle inventory as well as listed new book for May in various formats for you HERE
New Podcasts
Yes, the podcasts have languished while we have been adjusting to all that the pandemic requires of us.

But we've had the happy thought of turning the audio from the Virtual Events into Podcasts. Not all of them yet, but an impressive array with more coming: Walker, Connelly, Baldacci this week. Meanwhile you can listen to Box, Rollins, Deaver, Turow, Clark, Ryan, Rankin, Kim, Mosley, and more. 

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 should also be available on ITunes.
Buy Audio Books from The Pen via
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What Are Virtual Events?

Please note that all the Facebook Live events can be viewed at any time after the event. They start on Scottsdale Time, 3 hours later than Eastern Daylight Time. Or 3 hours earlier depending on how you envision the time difference.

The programs will appear on our YouTube channel the next day, giving you a choice where to watch them. 

I note an Instagram Live event for May 19 at 5 PM in the updated calendar. The Pen is supplying signed copies of Sara Sligar's book.
Zoom can be made safe is there is a host approving participants. So you can participate in our Discussion Clubs which are limited to invitees. Note that Patrick has scheduled the Hardboiled Crime Club to meet May 28 at 7:15 PM
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Martin Walker
Virtual Book Launch
Monday at Noon

MONDAY MAY 25 12:00 PM
Martin Walker chats about The Shooting at Chateau Rock
(Knopf $25.95)

Martin has been locked down in the Périgord and hopes to visit us in September. But there is an immediate plus to our copies: a postcard from the Périgord featuring Martin's basset hound Balzac enjoying the garden and signed by Martin.

As late spring blossoms in the Dordogne, the two children of a Périgordian sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited, and their father's estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a five-star retirement home for the rest of his life. But the randy farmer, a man with a dicky heart but a stash of Viagra, never gets his life of luxury -- he dies before moving in. His unsurprised doctor rules it a heart attack and the old man is cremated. But the change of his will, the policy, and the convenient death raise doubts for Bruno Courrèges, not just the Chief of Police but with a wider departmental remit. 

Wielding both French and EU bureaucratic policies to slow down the asset transfer (and question the death), Bruno is led to a new France-based notaire (lawyer) and absent insurance agent who may be connected to a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport. The companies are based in Cyprus, Malta, and Luxembourg. Interestingly the oligarch is connected to Putin. And more so, his lovely and musically talented daughter has turned up at nearby Chateau Rock on the arm of the equally talented son of its aging rock star owner. The chateau and its vineyard, an asset to the commune, are up for sale as part of the rocker's divorce. 

In a relatively economical number of pages, Walker weaves these threads together with Bruno's garden and meals, his role as tennis coach etc in village life, and his devotion to his beloved dog Balzac, to his horse Hector, and the rhythms of local life as they withstand intrusion from Paris-based security officials. 

As ever, Bruno still makes time for lunch and his friends, two legged and four. The PW Starred Review (mine are always starred for this delicious series) concludes: "Francophiles will relish the evocative descriptions of the Périgord region and its cuisine. Distinctive characters complement the intricate mystery. Readers new to this elegant series will feel right at home." 

But why not start with Bruno, Chief of Police ($16) and binge your way through the very best mystery/escape/travel reading?

Michael Connelly
Virtual Book Launch
Tuesday 5:00 PM

Virtual Book Launch
Michael Connelly chats about Fair Warning (Little Brown $29)

Our Signed copies come with an exclusive printed interview with Mike

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy, back in his third investigatin, has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, he realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. Jack investigates - against the warnings of the police and his own editor - and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data shared by the victims themselves to select and stalk his targets. 

Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target... 

The London Times writes, "He's stumbled on an amazing story. From a murdered young woman to a mind-boggling extrapolation of the dark destinations that DNA testing might lead to."
David Baldacci
Wednesday 5:00 PM

David Baldacci chats about Walk the Wire (Grand Central $29)

This is a Father's Day special so while supplies last we include a free Father's Day card already stamped for you with US postage with our Signed Firsts. 

I've reviewed this newest thriller by Baldacci before so here's a customer's take: 

"Amos Decker-the FBI consultant with a perfect memory-is working with his partner Alex Jamison to solve a murder that is so much more than just a small town murder. There's so much going on, you could get whiplash just reading, but to say it's edge of the seat exciting is an understatement. And - spoiler here - Will Robie and his sidekick Jessica Reel make their appearances at just the right time. This foursome makes for an awesome problem-solving team. There are so many bodies, so many people, and so many different crimes happening concurrently, it's hard to track, but track we do. And it adds up to Baldacci having hit a home run again. So what's Decker up to next? Only time will tell." 

Our Remaining May Calendar

Laird Barron chats about Worse Angels  (Putnam $27)
Isaiah Coleridge
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours

Mike Lupica chats with Joe Ide about his new Sunny Randall, Robert B. Parker's Grudge Match (Putnam $27)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours

Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club meets with Patrick on Zoom. Email for details and an invitation to join if you wish.

Kristen Ashley chats with John about Dream Maker (Grand Central $7.99)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours

Our June Calendar
Please keep checking as more events pop in

Francesca Serritella chats about her debut Ghosts of Harvard (Random $27)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
JA Jance chats about her new Ali Reynolds investigation Credible Threat (Gallery $27.99)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours. Books will arrive from Jance a bit delayed
David Pepper chats about his terrifying political thriller 
The Voter File (Putnam $27)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
Francine Matthews chats about Death on Tuckernuck (Soho $27.95), her new Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
Laurie R. King chats about Riviera Gold (Bantam $28), her new Russell/Holmes mystery set in Monaco, as they search for Mrs. Hudson
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours

Mike Maden chats about Tom Clancy Firing Point (Putnam $29)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
Sean McFate discusses his thriller  High Treason (Harper $27.99) with Brad Taylor
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
THURSDAY JUNE 11 2:00 PM with John
Kristan Higgins chats about Always the Last to Know (Berkley $26/$16)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours

THURSDAY JUNE 11 3:00 PM with John
Susan Mallery previews her August Book The Friendship List (Harlequin $26.99)
Signed bookplates will be available for the August publication

Susan Elizabeth Phillips discusses Dance Away With Me (Harper $28.99)
Signed books available in mid-June for Phillips. Please order quickly to secure yours
Kate Carlisle chats about The Grim Reader (Berkley $26)
Jill Orr chats about  The Full Scoop (Prospect Park Books $25.95/$16)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
Tom Clavin talks with Patrick about Tombstone (St Martins $29.99)
The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
Gregory Benford and Larry Niven discuss  Glorious 
(Tor $29.99), continuing the hard science Bowl of Heaven novels, with Pat
Signed books by Niven with a bookplate by Benford. Please order quickly to secure yours
FRIDAY JUNE 19th 7:00 PM
SciFi Friday meets on Zoom to discuss Scott Hawkins' 
To join in email for an invitation
Croak and Dagger meets on Zoom to discuss Clare Mackintosh's Let Me Lie ($16)
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James Murray, aka "Murr," chats with Pat about Obliteration (Harper Voyager $27.99), in the Awakened universe series
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours
Michael Elias chats about his thriller 
You Can Go Home Now   (Harper $27.99)
 Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours

Nina Laurin joins in with David Bell, Meg Gardiner, and Heather Gudenkauf to discuss her new book A Woman Alone (Grand Central $14.99) as well as work by the other authors
Conversation and Cooking
Diana Gabaldon and Theresa Carle-Sanders present
Outlander Kitchen Volume 2 (Delacorte $35)
Our copies are signed by Diana while Theresa, a Canadian, includes a signed recipe card for a delicious treat
Outlander Kitchen Volume 1 ($35) is also available, again signed by Diana with a different recipe card signed by Theresa
Megan Miranda signs The Girl from Widow Hills (SimonSchuster $26.99)
Riley Sager signs Home Before Dark (Dutton $27)
Signed books available. Please order quickly to secure yours 

Jill Clark  chats with Liv Constantine (Lynne) about Clark's July First Mystery Book of the Month, The Last Flight 
(Sourcebooks $26.99 )
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Ellie Alexander chats with John about 
Paul Doiron chats with Tess Gerritsen about his new Mike Bowditch Maine thriller One Last Lie (Minotaur $27.99)
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What Better Time to Read Classics?

Carr, John Dickson. Castle Skull (Poisoned Pen Press $14.95). 

Alison has been murdered. His blazing body was seen running about the battlements of Castle Skull. And so a dark shadow looms over the Rhineland where Inspector Henri Bencolin and his accomplice Jeff Marle have arrived from Paris. Entreated by the Belgian financier D'Aunay to investigate the gruesome and grimly theatrical death of actor Myron Alison, the two find themselves at the imposing hilltop fortress Schloss Schädel, in which a small group of suspects are still assembled. As thunder rolls in the distance, Bencolin and Marle enter a world steeped in macabre legends of murder and magic to catch the killer still walking the maze-like passages and towers of the keep. This British Library Crime Classic's spirited and deeply atmospheric early novel also features the rare Inspector Bencolin short story "The Fourth Suspect."

There are loads of British Library Crime Classics to order.
Armstrong, Charlotte. The Chocolate Cobweb ($15.95). 

When Amanda Garth was born, a nearly-disastrous mix-up caused the hospital to briefly hand her over to the prestigious Garrison family instead of to her birth parents. The error was quickly fixed , Amanda was never told, and the secret was forgotten for twenty-three years...until her aunt thoughtlessly revealed it in casual conversation. But what if the initial switch never actually occurred, and what if the real accident was Amanda's being "returned" to the wrong parents? After all, her artistic proclivities are far more aligned with painter Tobias, patriarch of the wealthy Garrison clan, than with the uncreative duo that raised her. Determined to discover her true identity within her aunt's bizarre anecdote, Amanda calls on her almost-family, only to discover that the fantasy life she imagines is not at all like their reality. Instead, she encounters a web of lies and suspicions that ensnares her almost immediately.
Christie, Agatha. The Mysterious Affair at Styles ($9.95). 

This her first novel was first printed a century ago as an 18-part serialization in the Times Weekly Edition from February to June, 1920. A single-volume edition was published in the United States in October 1920; the U.K. version was not released until a year later. 

The Mysterious Affair at Styles introduced Belgian detective Hercule Poirot-Christie's most famous character alongside Miss Marple. The novel was written during World War I, and was inspired by Christie's work in a hospital, where she gained an expert knowledge of toxins and cared for wounded Belgian soldiers. Christie began writing it at Styles after a bet with her older sister, who claimed Christie could not write a detective novel without the reader being able to deduce the killer ahead of the ending. Christie won that bet and went on to write 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections.

Grafton, C.W. The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope (Poisoned Pen $14.99). 
First published in 1943, this outstanding hard-boiled whodunit from Grafton (1909-1982), the father of MWA Grand Master Sue Grafton, that sends a very junior lawyer nosing around among the dirty secrets of the well-heeled family that dominates Harpersville, Kentucky, in both good ways and bad, introduces Kentucky attorney Gil Henry. 

Ruth McClure would like Henry to ascertain the value of some stock her father, John McClure, who died 10 days earlier in a car accident, owned in Harper Products. Shortly before his death, John had cautioned Ruth that should anything happen to him, she was "to hold tight" to the stock. William Jasper Harper, the company's owner, is offering to buy back the shares from Ruth for almost five times the amount they're selling for. The ante's upped after Ruth's home is broken into and searched-and someone shoots out Henry's tire as he's driving to Harpersville to look into the situation. The lawyer is soon investigating multiple murders, as well as possible financial chicanery. 

Series editor Les Klinger's annotations enhance the text. The superior prose and logical but surprising plot twists amply justify this volume's reissue as a Library of Congress Crime Classic, 2nd in the series after Anna Katherine Green's That Affair Next Door ($14.99). "Series Editor Leslie S. Klinger's conscientious period footnotes contrast amusingly with Grafton's headlong pace."

More Signed Books
Atkins, Lucy. Magpie Lane (Mobius $40)
When you click on the link to order ignore the Audio CD bit, it's a systemic error. The link is to this book

When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers. As Dee looks back over her time in the Master's Lodging-an eerie and ancient house-a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family emerges: Nick, the fiercely intelligent and powerful father; his beautiful Danish wife Mariah, pregnant with their child; and the lost little girl, Felicity, almost mute, seeing ghosts, grieving her dead mother. But is Dee telling the whole story? Is her growing friendship with the eccentric house historian, Linklater, any cause for concern? And most of all, why is Felicity silent? Roaming Oxford's secret passages and hidden graveyards, Magpie Lane is "Spellbinding and spooky...a dazzling high wire act, superbly absorbing."-Sunday Mirror

Davis, Lindsey. The Grove of the Caesars (Hodder $46). 

A Starred Review: " Set in Rome in 89 CE, Davis's engrossing eighth mystery featuring private investigator Flavia Albia finds Flavia in charge of her husband Tiberius's construction business while he's away dealing with a family illness. As part of her job, Flavia visits gardens bequeathed to the people of Rome by Julius Caesar, to check on the progress of a contract to dismantle a small grotto, where workers have unearthed some old scrolls, a find that may have some financial value. But Flavia's look into whether the writings are legitimate is put aside after the grisly discovery of the nude, strangled body of Victoria Teria, who disappeared during a birthday celebration held for her husband, Cluventius, in the gardens a short time before. Cluventius's subsequent doubts about the official inquiry's effectiveness lead him to hire Flavia to find the murderer, who she learns has been preying on women in the gardens for years. The author's trademark dry wit leavens the gruesomeness of the central plot. Davis convincingly sets a hunt for a serial killer in ancient Rome." I truly loved Davis' Marcus Didius Falco series to which the last two sentences clearly apply.

Edwards, Martin. Mortmain Hall (Zeus $42)
Just 4 left of our June Historical Fiction Book of the Month

England, 1930. Grieving widows are a familiar sight on Londo n's Necropolis Railway. So when an elegant young woman in a black veil boards the funeral train, nobody guesses her true purpose. But Rachel Savernake is not one of the mourners. She hopes to save a life - the life of a man who is supposed to be cold in the grave. But then a suspicious death on the railway track spurs her on to investigate a sequence of baffling mysteries: a death in a blazing car; a killing in a seaside bungalow; a tragic drowning in a lake. Rachel believes that the cases are connected - but what possible link can there be? Rich, ruthless and obsessed with her own dark notions of justice, she will not rest until she has discovered the truth. To find the answers to her questions she joins a house party on the eerie and remote North Yorkshire coast at Mortmain Hall.

Parks, Alan. Bobby March Will Live Forever (Canongate $34.99)
The Wall Street Journal's Tom Nolan reviews

"Alan Parks' third tough thriller featuring Glasgow police detective Harry McCoy, takes place (for the most part) in the summer of 1973. The city is sweltering through an oppressive heat wave, and detective McCoy is incensed by workplace conditions. With his boss on leave, McCoy is being persecuted by the man in temporary charge: a vindictive rival who makes sure that McCoy is shut out of the frantic search for a kidnapped 13-year-old girl. Instead, he's sent to investigate the drug-overdose death of the titular Bobby March, a faded rock star. He's also put (off the record) on the hunt for his regular boss's wandering teenage niece. Mr. Parks, who has worked in the music industry, sprinkles his swift narrative with realistic glimpses of the early-'70s pop scene; and his cast of well-drawn characters, from upper-crusters to low-lifers, makes up a lively repertory company. McCoy himself, with his personal vices and criminal contacts, is hardly your run-of-the-mill, cop-shop hero; at one point, even he wonders if he's lost some vital part of his humanity..." 

Taylor, Andrew. The Last Protector (Collins $34.99). I've been a Taylor fan for decades. While he has written all sorts of books, historical fiction is mostly where he works. I quote a British reader: 

"James Marwood is occasionally required to act as a spy for the King. His master, Joseph Williamson, the Under Secretary of State to Lord Arlington, and Lord Arlington are desperate to find evidence (ie, manufacture it) against the Duke of Buckingham and send James to spy on a duel between Buckingham and Lord Shrewsbury, It leaves one man dead and Lord Shrewsbury seriously injured. Our heroine, Cat Hakesby, is married to an elderly architect and seems to be prospering when she runs across an old acquaintance, Elizabeth Cromwell, a meeting which turns out to be anything but coincidental. Drawn against her will into intrigue involving her husband, Buckingham, and the Cromwells, Cat's world collides with James'. Based on certain historical facts Andrew Taylor has woven a gripping tale of plots, favors and the sheer wretchedness of life for women, servants, and the underclass. Learn about the Bawdy House riots, the half-life of the last Protector, the mazer-scourers, and how absolutely foul people can be to others."
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