Cartels to Conspiracies: Friday Night Crime Wave

Fri. March 22, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Join bestselling authors William Boyle (A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself), Stephen Mack Jones (Lives Laid Away), and Don Winslow (The Border) as they discuss their newest Crime Wave titles. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“As wildly funny and sweet as it is frenetic and harrowing, William Boyle’s A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself is full of dark splendor. And the three wondrous and resilient women at its center are so richly etched, so powerfully voiced, you’ll find yourself wanting to pull up to the dinner table with them, grab a glass, and tuck in. Imagine Martin Scorsese and David O. Russell collaborating with Gena Rowlands and Ellen Burstyn and making magic.” —Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me

“August Octavio Snow is a big Detroit booster . . . Stephen Mack Jones picks up his gung-ho protagonist where the author left him in his first novel, August Snow—cleaning up his beat-up neighborhood in Mexicantown.” —The New York Times Book Review

“The publication of the concluding volume in Winslow’s epic Cartel Trilogy represents a landmark moment in crime fiction, and it couldn’t come at a more propitious time … Winslow’s remarkable ability to translate the utter fiasco of our 50-year War on Drugs—the thousands upon thousands of lives lost in cartel-driven violence, the journalists assassinated, the addicts dead from overdoses as the heroin epidemic spreads across America—into the most wrenching of human stories, tragedy seemingly without end, that gives this novel its unparalleled power..” —Booklist, starred review