Looking for Crime (or Not!)

Sat. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Omni Hotel - Monroe

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Crime Wave novelists William Boyle (A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself), Kellye Garrett (Hollywood Ending), Thomas Kies (Darkness Lane), and Erica Wright (The Blue Kingfisher) share their newest titles, featuring the adventures of those exploring—or avoiding—crime. Step into action with captivating characters, good or bad. 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

“Garrett, who wrote for TV’s Cold Case, brings a smart insider’s view of contemporary Hollywood to this lighthearted series.” —Publishers Weekly

“Journalist Geneva Chase, the flawed narrator of Kies’s entertaining sequel to 2017’s Random Road, once did stints at the nation’s top news organizations, but has worked her way down the career ladder to the point where she’s now an editor and crime reporter at the local paper in Sheffield, Conn., her hometown… Kies neatly balances breathless action with Chase’s introspection and sleuthing savvy.” —Publishers Weekly

“A motley cast of colorful characters ― including a hallucination-inducing jellyfish and a surprisingly non-carnivorous shark – and Stone’s super-snarky observations, gift Wright’s third novel with substance, entertainment, and chills-a-plenty.” ―Seattle Review of Books