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Claire Booth and Susan Shea

May 9 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening with two local mystery authors! Claire Booth and Susan Shea will celebrate the release of their two new mystery novels at The Avid Reader on May 9th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

About Claire Booth
Formerly a crime reporter for daily newspapers throughout the United States, Claire Booth has used this experience to write three previous Sheriff Hank Worth mystery novels based on small-town American life. She is also the author of one non-fiction book, The False Prophet: ConspiracyExtortion, and Murder in the Name of God. She lives in California.

About Susan Shea
Susan Shea spent more than two decades as a non-profit executive before beginning her first critically praised mystery series in 2010, featuring a professional fundraiser for an art museum. In 2017, she debuted a new mystery series set in France, for St. Martin’s Minotaur Books. She’s a regular on 7 Criminal Minds blog, is past secretary of the national Sisters in Crime board, a past board member of the Northern California chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Marin County, California, where two cats pretty much rule the house!

About Home Fires
Branson Sheriff Hank Worth is one of the first on the scene of a mass casualty incident – a local fireworks warehouse has exploded, killing everyone inside. As over a dozen victims are pulled from the smoldering ruins, the painstaking identification process begins.

Chief Deputy Sheila Turley returns early from medical leave to assist in the office, while Hank delves deeper into the increasingly complicated situation at the morgue. He discovers that the previous forensic pathologist was hasty at best and negligent at worst. What starts as an offhand request to look into the errors turns into a discovery that shakes Hank’s world off its axis . . .

With Hank secretly investigating his discovery at the morgue, his short-handed team is stretched to the brink as it investigates the cause of the explosion. Then a shocking revelation leaves Sheila and her fellow deputies scrambling for answers to an unexpected crime. Just what happened in the warehouse in the moments before the blast? Can they unravel the mysteries in time to save Branson from yet more heartbreak? And can Hank, adrift and alone, figure out what happened before it destroys everything he holds dear?

About Murder and the Missing Dog
Ariel Shepard has spent the last year renovating her beautiful French chateau, while also ingratiating herself into the lives and hearts of the quirky locals of Noyers-sur-Serein. The shocking business of the murder of the local historian is behind her and she is finally feeling at home.

However, it’s not long before murder and mystery once again seek Ariel out, when she and her friend Katherine find the body of the elderly Madame Toussaint in the doorway of Katherine’s flea market shop.

Who would want to harm this lonely soul? Where is the bag the woman never leaves home without? And more importantly, where is her loyal, loving dog who never leaves her side? Could Raoul, Ariel’s stoic gardener, really have something to do with it? And could Madame Toussaint have been mixed up with the robberies increasing around the idyllic villages of France?

Despite warnings from the rather handsome Brigadier Allard, Ariel, with help from Katherine and Pippa, once again dons her sleuthing

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
6:30 pm

Organizer

Avid Reader
Phone
530-758-4040
Email
avidreaderdavis@gmail.com
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Venue

Avid Reader
617 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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Phone
530-758-4040
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