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Author Visit: Cara Black & Francine Mathews
June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Two authors for the price of one! OK, this event is free, but still…we’re happy to present this joint appearance with Cara Black and Francine Mathews on Monday, June 26th at 7:00PM!
Cara Black is the author of the Aimée Leduc series, which takes place in France. (And, totally check out this cool interactive map on Cara’s website that shows you were each of the books is set.) The new book in the series, MURDER IN SAINT-GERMAIN, will be out June 7th.
Francine Mathews is the author of the Nantucket mystery series plus various standalones. The new book in the Nantucket series DEATH IN NANTUCKET will be out June 5th.
Call us to pre-order either (or both) of these books today!
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
MURDER IN SAINT-GERMAIN – Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost—a Serbian warlord she thought she’d killed. She’s suffering from PTSD and her boss thinks she’s imagining things. She begs Aimée to investigate—is it possible Mirko Vladić could be alive and in Paris with a blood vendetta? Aimée is already working on a huge case, plus she’s got an eight-month-old baby to take care of. But she can’t say no to Suzanne, whom she owes a big favor. Aimée chases the few leads, and all evidence confirms Mirko Vladić is dead. It seems that Suzanne is in fact paranoid, perhaps losing her mind—until Suzanne’s team begins to turn up dead in a series of strange, tragic accidents. Are these just coincidences? Or are things not what they seem?
DEATH IN NANTUCKET – Spencer Murphy is a national treasure. A famous correspondent during the Vietnam War who escaped captivity in Southeast Asia, he made a fortune off of his books and television appearances. But Spence is growing forgetful with age; he’s started to wander and even fails to come home one night. When a body is discovered at Step Above, the sprawling Murphy house near Steps Beach, Nantucket police detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate.
The timing couldn’t be worse: It’s the Fourth of July, Merry’s planning her wedding to cranberry farmer Peter Mason, and her new police chief is gunning for her job. Merry is inclined to call the death at Step Above a tragic accident . . . until another member of the Murphy clan comes to a brutal end. As Merry grapples with a family of unreliable storytellers—some incapable of recalling the past, and others determined that it never be known—she suspects that the truth may be forever out of reach, trapped in the failing brain of a man whose whole life may be a lie.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Cara Black is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series. Cara was born in Chicago but has lived in California’s Bay Area since she was five years old. Before turning to writing full-time, she tried her hand at a number of jobs: she was a barista in the Basel train station café in Switzerland, taught English in Japan, studied Buddhism in Dharamsala in Northern India, and worked as a bar girl in Bangkok (only pouring drinks!). After studying Chinese history at Sophia University in Tokyo, she obtained her teaching credential at San Francisco State College, and went on to work as a preschool director and then as an agent of the federally funded Head Start program, which sent her into San Francisco’s Chinatown to help families there—often sweatshop workers—secure early care and early education for their children. Each of these jobs was amazing and educational in a different way, and the Aimée Leduc books are covered in fingerprints of Cara’s various experiences.
You can learn more about Cara, here.
Francine Mathews was born in Binghamton, NY in 1963, the last of six girls. Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance. Francine’s passion for Nantucket and the New England shoreline dates from her earliest memories. In 1981, she started college at Princeton—one of the most formative experiences of her life. There she fenced for the club varsity team and learned to write news stories for The Daily Princetonian. Francine spent three years at Stanford pursuing a doctorate in history; she failed to write her dissertation (on the Brazilian Bar Association under authoritarianism; can you blame her?) and left with a Masters. She applied to the CIA, and was eventually thrown into the Career Trainee program: Boot Camp for the Agency’s Best and Brightest. Four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA were profoundly fulfilling, but what she remembers most about the place are the extraordinary intelligence and dedication of most of the staff—many of them women—many of whom cannot be named.
Francine also writes the Jane Austen mysteries under the name Stephanie Barron.
You can learn more about Francine, here.
- June 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Author Visit