Published March 19, 2022

Join authors Elle Cosimano (Finlay Donovan Is Killing It!), Naomi Hirahara (An Eternal Lei), and Katharine Schellman (Silence in the Library), as they share the twists and turns of their latest mystery novels. Filled with unexpected visitors, unanticipated misunderstandings, and, of course, well-kept secrets, these novels provide intrigue and surprise to the very end. In conversation with Meredith Cole.

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Thanks to our bookseller for this event, M. Revak & Co.

“Smart-alecky and shrewd, tense and twisty, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It portends serial success for Cosimano and additional adventures for Finlay.” ―Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star

“A thrilling cozy with a gutsy young sleuth in authentic, contemporary Hawaii; packed with cultural insights and twisty reveals, it’s paradise in a book.” —Jennifer J. Chow, Lefty Award-Nominated author of the Sassy Cat Mysteries

“The fast-paced, engrossing story [by Schellman] has a climactic confrontation worthy of Rex Stout or Agatha Christie.” —Library Journal, starred review


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