Mysterious Turn of Events

Sat. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Omni Hotel - Preston Room

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Crime novelists Gar Anthony Haywood (Good Man Gone Bad), Joe Ide (Hi Five), Tara Laskowski (One Night Gone), and Wendy Walker (The Night Before) offer multiple perspectives of individuals caught up in mysteries, by choice or by chance, sharing vivid stories of danger and detection. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

Good Man Gone Bad is Haywood in peak form, a classic hard-boiled mystery full of sly humor and street wisdom―but also a surprisingly tender treatise on masculinity and the futility of violence. A page-turner as engaging as it is deep.” ―Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird, Heaven, My Home and The Cutting Season

“Ide goes dark with the skill of a noir master, leaving Isaiah in a very bad place and the reader gasping for breath. A stunning change of pace from one of crime fiction’s new stars.” ―Booklist (starred review)

“[One Night Gone is] an evocative and beautifully crafted tale of suspense.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Walker’s clever misdirection paves the way to a truly chilling finale, and she has plenty of insightful things to say about the blame placed on women by society and themselves for the idiotic, careless, and sometimes downright evil things men do. Twisty and propulsive.” ―Kirkus Reviews