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First CHECKED OUT signing, Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD
5/2/2015 / 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
Bethesda Hyatt Regency, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue - Bethesda - MD ZIP
CHECKED OUT debuts at Malice Domestic, the premier traditional mystery conference. You can get your copies of CHECKED OUT three days before the rest of the country. I'll sign after my panel at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency. for more information about Malice Domestic, go to
"Cozy Noir?: Private Eyes" Panel, Malice Domestic Mystery Convention, Bethesda, MD
5/2/2015 / 10:00 AM 10:50 AM
Bethesda Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue - Bethesda - MD 20819
What a dream panel! I'm honored to be with Sara Paretsky, V. I. Warshawski's creator and mystery writers Alice Loweecey, Lane Stone and Sheila York.
Join us for a fascinating discussion, moderated by Tracey Andrighetti.
For information about Malice Domestic, the premier convention for traditional mystery lovers, go to
Women of Mystery signing at the Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, MD
5/3/2015 / 7:00 PM
6080 Falls Road - Baltimore, - MD 21209
Four Women Of Mystery -- Frances Brody, Ann Cleeves, Marcia Talley and I -- are signing at Baltimore's literary bookstore Sunday night.
Stop by for an entertaining evening.
For information, call the store at 410-377-2966.
Deadlier than the Male: Touring the North Carolina Research Triangle
5/4/2015 to 5/7/2015
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I'm delighted to tour the North Carolina Research Triangle with three top mystery writers: Frances Brody, Ann Cleeves and Marcia Talley.
The Library Journal named Frances Brody's Kate Shakleton mystery, "Murder in the Afternoon," a Best Mystery for 2014. You know Ann Cleeves from her two mystery series, now both on PBS, "Vera" and "Shetland." Award-winning mystery writer Marcia Talley will talk about her Hannah Ives series. And I'll discuss "Checked Out," my 14th Dead-End Job mystery, set at a library. The tour is put together by Molly Weston, winner of the coveted Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
Deadlier Than the Male: Signing at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
5/5/2015 / 7:00 PM
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, the old Historic Airport Road - Chapel Hill - NC 27514
The North Carolina tour hits historic Chapel Hill Tuesday night. Ann Cleeves, Frances Brody, Marcia Talley and I will discuss our books at Flyleaf, a book lovers' paradise. Molly Weston, a Mystery Writers of America Raven-Award winner, will moderate the discussion.
Come join us. Flyleaf Books is next to The Root Cellar, Kitchen & Lucha Tigre.
For more information, call (919) 942-7373 or email
Deadlier Than the Male: Panel & Signing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC
5/6/2015 / 7:00 PM
3522 Wade Avenue - Raleigh - NC 27607
The Deadlier Than the Male tour continues at Quail Ridge Books & Music, a powerhouse independent bookstore in Raleigh. Raven-Award winner Molly Weston will lead a panel featuring Frances Brody, Anne Cleeves, Marcia Talley and me. Don't miss this event.
Can't be there? Call the store for your signed copies.
For information contact Quail Ridge at 919-828-1588.
Deadlier Than the Male: Brown Bag Lunch with Frances Brody, Ann Cleeves, Marcia Talley and Elaine Viets, Apex, NC
5/6/2015 / 12:00 Noon
Halle Cultural Arts Center - Apex - NC 27502
Bring your lunch and let us entertain you during our Triangle tour. Two Brits and two Yanks, Frances Brody, Ann Cleeves, Marcia Talley and me. The Library Journal named Frances Brody's Kate Shakleton mystery, "Murder in the Afternoon," a Best Mystery for 2014. You know Ann Cleeves from her two mystery series, now both on PBS, "Vera" and "Shetland." Award-winning mystery writer Marcia Talley will talk about her Hannah Ives series, and I'll be there with "Checked Out," my new Dead-End Job mystery, set at a library. Raven-award winner Molly Weston will moderate the panel.
See you at the beautiful Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex.
For information call 919-249-1120.
Deadlier than the Male: Triangle Tour at the Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
5/7/2015 / 5:30 PM
140 NW Broad Street - Southern Pines - NC 28387
The Triangle Tour hits the Country Bookshop Thursday night, and we're looking forward to visiting Southern Pines. Come meet Frances Brody, Ann Cleeves, Marcia Talley and me. The award-winning Molly Weston will moderate our panel.
For information and directions, call the Country Bookshop at (910)692-3211.

Deadlier Than the Male: Molly on Mysteries, Page-Walker Cultural Arts Center, Cary, NC
5/7/2015 / 2:00 PM
119 Ambassador Loop - Cary - NC 27513
Molly Weston is the last word on mysteries. The Mystery Writers of America gave her the coveted Raven Award, and North Carolinians listen to her recommendations in Meritorious Mysteries.
That's why we're thrilled to be part of her program at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Frances Brody, Ann Cleeves, Marcia Talley and I will appear at the May Molly on Mysteries at the historic arts and history center, built in 1868 as a railroad hotel.
For information, call 919-460-4963.

Meet Me in St. Louis: Festus Public Library, Festus, MO
5/9/2015 / 4:00 PM
400 West Main Street - Festus - MO 63028
Festus always gives me a warm welcome, and I'm looking forward to coming back to the the Festus Public Library the Saturday before Mother's Day. Take your Mom -- or yourself -- to the library Saturday afternoon.
I'll be signng copies of CHECKED OUT, my new Dead-End Job mystery, which is set at a library. Books will be sold by Books Galore, the local bookstore.
For more information, call the library at 636-937-2017.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Municipal Library Consortium Book Fair and Benefit Signing at Barnes & Noble Ladue, Saint Louis, MO
5/9/2015 / 11:00 1:30 PM
8871 Ladue Road - Ladue - MO 63124
What better way to help the library than to buy books? Barnes & Noble Ladue has generously agreed to give 10% of all purchases during my CHECKED OUT signing to the Municipal Library Consortium, nine local libraries: University City, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Richmond Heights, Ferguson, Rock Hill, Maplewood, Valley Park and Brentwood.
ALL in-store merchandise and Cafe items count towards the book fair, from a coffee and cheesecake to CHECKED OUT. The consortium will display wish list books you can buy and donate to the libraries. Those purchases will count toward the book fair’s 10%, too.
Anyone can participate. B&N cashiers will credit any sales that include my book, and handy vouchers will be in all the copies of CHECKED OUT.
Help the libraries. And help yourself to good books and good café treats. For information, call the store at (314) 862-6280.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Mother's Day Talk and Signing at The Book House, Maplewood, MO
5/10/2015 / 4:00 5:00 PM
7352 Manchester Rd - Maplewood - MO 63143
Give Mom a personal gift for Mother's Day. Take her to The Book House in Maplewood for a cozy chat about CHECKED OUT, my new Dead-End Job mystery and buy her an autographed hardcover. the program is short and sweet and your mother will have a thoughtful and thought-provoking gift.
The Book House is in downtown Maplewood, between Big Bend Blvd. and Sutton Avenue. For information -- or to order your copy in advance -- call the store at (314) 968-4491.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Mother's Day Talk and Signing at West County Center, Des Peres, MO
5/10/2015 / 1:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, upper level - Des Peres - MO 63131
Treat your Mom right on Mother's Day. Take her out to brunch, then come to my talk and signing at Barnes & Noble West County. She'll love an autographed copy of CHECKED OUT, my new Dead-End Job mystery. You will, too. Hardback mysteries are thoughtful, personal gifts.
Can't make the event? Call the store and order your copy. For information call (314) 835-9980.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Animal House Benefit at Left Bank Books, Saint Louis, MO
5/11/2015 / 7:00 PM
399 North Euclid Avenue - Saint Louis - Mo 63108
Last year's benefit for Animal House. a no-kill shelter, was standing room only at Left Bank Books, so we're doing it again for CHECKED OUT, my new Dead-End Job mystery set at a library. You'll get to meet some adoptable members of Animal House in person, drink wine and I'll talk about my new mystery.
Tickets are $30, and that includes a copy of the book and a donation to Animal House. For two people, the price is $35 and a book.
Buy your tickets on Left Bank's Website:
For information call (314) 367-6731.
Meet Me in St. Louis: CHECKED OUT at the Windsor Branch Library, Barnhart, MO
5/11/2015 / 2:00 PM
7479 Metropolitan Boulevard - Barnhart - MO 63012
I'm coming back to the Windsor Branch Library after two years and I can't wait to talk about my new library mystery at this Jefferson County Library. Books Galore will be selling copies of CHECKED OUT.
See you there.
For more information, call the library at (636) 461-1914.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Hush-Hush Unofficial Signing, Barnes & Noble Mid Rivers Mall, St. Peters, MO
5/12/2015 / 12 Noon 1 PM
320 Mid Rivers Center Drive - St. Peters - MO 63376
I'll be autographing stock at the Barnes & Noble in Mid Rivers Mall between Noon and 1 PM Tuesday. If you're in the area, stop by and I'll sign a book for you. Maybe we can have coffee at the cafe.
This is strictly off the record. If you can't make it, but still want a personally signed CHECKED OUT, call the store to reserve your copy. Supplies are limited, so call now with your reservation.
For information and to order your copy, call 636-278-1118.
CHECKED OUT signing at Barnes & Noble, Plantation, FL
5/14/2015 / 7:00 PM
591 South University Drive - Plantation - FL 33324
I'm back! It's been way too long since I signed at the Plantation Barnes & Noble, but I'm looking forward to talking about CHECKED OUT. This Barnes & Noble is conveniently located near the Broward Mall.
Stop by and I'll tell you the secrets of the library.
For information, call the store at 954-723-0489.
CHECKED OUT Signing at Well Read Books, Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/15/2015 / 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
1374 SE 17th Street Causeway - Fort Lauderdale - FL 33316
Well Read Bookstore & Gallery is one of my favorite signing stops -- lots of local Florida authors, plenty of national names, fascinating and fun art and photos.
CHECKED OUT, my new Dead-End Job mystery, is set at a library, and I can tell you all the library secrets. I worked as a volunteer at the Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Come treat yourself to my latest hardcover, CHECKED OUT. For information and directions call the store at 954-467-8878.
CHECKED OUT signing, Barnes & Noble, Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/16/2015 / 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
2051 N. Federal Highway - Fort Lauderdale - FL 33305
A million dollars lost in a library book, a ruby necklace lost at a scandalous party, and golf cart rustling are a few of the things I'll tell you about in CHECKED OUT, my new Dead-End Job Mystery set at a library.
Join me Saturday afternoon at the big, beautiful Barnes & Noble on Federal Highway, right across from Whole Foods.
For information call the store at 954-561-8019.
Delray Beach Library Benefit and Signing at Murder on the Beach, Delray, FL
5/19/2015 / 7:00 PM 8:PM
273 NE 2nd - Delray Beach - FL 33444
Buy CHECKED OUT, and help the Delray Beach Library. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore has generously agreed to donate 10% of everything sold during my talk Tuesday night to the Delray Library -- my mystery and every other one in the store. So stock up on your favorite authors and help the local library.
for information, or to order your autographed copy, call the store at 561-279-7790.
Sip & Shop for the Boynton Beach Library at J. McLaughlin, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
5/23/2015 / 12 Noon 4 PM
J. McLaughlin, Palm Beach Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd - Palm Beach Gardens - FL 33410
Shopping for a cause: Buy cool clothes at J. McLaughlin in the Palm Beach Gardens Mall on the Saturday durinig Memorial Day weekend and help the Friends of the Boynton Beach Library. The upscale casual clothing store is generously donating 15% of everything you buy to the Boynton Beach Friends of the Library. The FOL raise money for the library's programs, including young readers, by selling $1 books. Think how much you can help by buying the cool summer dress you've been eyeing. I'll be signing CHECKED OUT, my new Dead-End Job mystery, too. Jeff at the Classic Bookshop in Palm Beach will be selling my books and he'll donate 10% of all book sales to the Boynton Beach Library.
Stop by, pick up a book, buy some gorgeous clothes -- and help the library. J. McLaughlin will serve wine and nibbles.
For information, call the store at 561-855-6642.
"Escape the Ordinary" Summer Reading Series, Main Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL
6/9/2015 / 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue - Fort Lauderdale - FL 33301
Escape the Ordinary when I talk about "Checked Out," my new Dead-End Job Mystery set a library. I'm a volunteer for the Broward County Library, so I'll tell you all the library secrets.
I'm speaking in the handsome Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room on the 6th Floor at the Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The library has been newly renovated, and you'll find it easier to park there now.
The event is free. For information call 954-357-7443.
CHECKED OUT signing, Sisters in Crime booth, ALA Convention, San Francisco, CA
6/27/2015 / 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Moscone Center, 400 Howard St - San Francisco - CA 94103
What better place for CHECKED OUT than the American Library Association convention? I'm signing Saturday morning at the Sisters in Crime booth with my sisters Alice K. Boatwright and Judith Janeway. Stop by booth #1427 for a signed copy of my new Dead-End Job mystery, set at a library.
Mystery Pop-top Stage Panel & Signing, ALA San Francisco, CA
6/27/2015 / 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Moscone Center, 700 Howard Street - San Francisco - CA 94103
Join me at the Mystery Pop-top stage panel with mystery writers Emily Brightwell, Juliet Blackwell, and Jenn McKinlay for a panel discussion and signing. Relax, pick up a book and listen to us talk about mysteries.
For more information, go to
CHECKED OUT signing at the Penguin booth, ALA, San Francisco, CA
6/27/2015 / 3:00 PM
Moscone Center, 400 Howard Street - San Francisco -  ZIP
I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Penguin Booth at the American Library Association convestion. Stop by for your signed copy of CHECKED OUT, my 14th Dead-End Job mystery, set at a South Florida Library. Get there early -- last year, we ran out of books in 30 minutes.


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