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Mystery & Thriller News 
June 2017
Saturday, June 3, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Craig Johnson, the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Fiction and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for Fiction, will read from and sign his new novella, The Highwayman: A Longmire Story ($13.00 Penguin Books). With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.

Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Leslie Budewitz is the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She will read from and sign her latest mystery novel Treble at the Jam Fest ($14.99 MidnightInk). Discord erupts at Jewel Bay's annual Jazz Festival when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin plummets to his death from the rocks above the Jewel River. Erin Murphy investigates despite the warning signs not to get involved. And when the killer attacks, she orchestrates her efforts into one last crescendo, hoping to avoid a deadly finale.

Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Colorado author Francine Mathews has written twenty-seven books, including four previous novels in the Merry Folger series as well as the nationally bestselling Being a Jane Austen mystery series, which she writes under the pen name Stephanie Barron. Mathews will read from and sign her latest book Death on Nantucket ($24.95 Soho Crime), in which police detective Meredith Folger is called to investigate a murder, but outside factors seem to be working against her.

"Denver author Francine Mathews's latest addition to Merry Folger series is an enjoyable way to spend a summer day as Merry plans tries to plan a wedding while solving the mysteries surrounding aging resident Spencer Murphy, a well known Viet Nam War correspondent, and his family." -- Margaret Noteman, backlist buyer
Thursday, June 15, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Local writer Chris Goff is an award-winning mystery author who has taught writing workshops and served on the board of Mystery Writers of America. Her debut thriller, Dark Waters, was a finalist for both the 2016 Colorado Book Award and 2016 Colorado Authors' League Award. Goff will read from and sign the sequel Red Sky ($26.99 Crooked Lane Books).

Friday, June 16, 6:30 pm Mingling & Reception, 7:00 pm Book Talk, Colfax Avenue

Matt Sullivan, a former Tattered Cover staff member and award-winning short story writer, will read from and sign his debut mystery novel Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore ($26.00 Scribner), a June 2017 Indie Next pick. When a bookshop patron commits suicide within the store, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he leaves behind. Bedazzling, addictive, and wildly clever, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu and will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Friday, June 16, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Christine Carbo will read from and sign her new book The Weight of Night ($16.00 Atria Books), the latest novel in an award-winning series which "paints a moving picture of complex, flawed people fighting to make their way in a wilderness where little is black or white," according to Publishers Weekly. Thick smoke chokes the mountain air and casts an apocalyptic glow over the imposing peaks of Montana's Glacier National Park. When firefighters are called in to dig firebreaks near the small town bordering the park, a crew member is shocked to unearth a shallow grave containing human remains. While a team works to identify the body, a teenager goes missing. Could the two cases be connected?

"Christine's newest novel based in Glacier Park will be a perfect summer read.  You'll want to find lots of free time for this enjoyable thriller so you can take a vacation to beautiful Glacier Park in your mind if you can't get there this summer in person." -- Suzie Mulligan, Colfax store manager
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Haylen Beck is the pseudonym of acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author Stuart Neville whose crime fiction has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America join us in presenting Beck as he reads from and signs Here and Gone ($26.00 Crown Publishing Group). It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she's pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they're gone then she must have done something with them... 

Thursday, June 22, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Ben Coes is the New York Times bestselling author of international political and espionage thrillers that include Power Down and First Strike. He will read from and sign his seventh book Trap the Devil ($26.99 St. Martin's Press). In this new book, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris as the Secretary of State is heading there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn't go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself.

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