Mystery Readers International, NorCal, July 7 for an Afternoon Tea with Rebecca Cantrell, author of A Trace of Smoke, A Night of Long Knives and out next week, A Game of Lies. Trace of Smoke won the Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award from MRI and the Bruce Alexander Award from Left Coast Crime. I've read A Game of Lies, and it's truly terrific.
2 p.m. July 7, Berkeley, CA. To RSVP, leave a comment with your email address (can be encrypted)
About the Author from Rebecca Cantrell's website: A few years ago Rebecca Cantrell quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Hawaii to write a novel because, at seven, she decided that she would be a writer. Now she writes the Hannah Vogel mystery series set in Berlin in the 1930s.
A faded pink triangle pasted on the wall of Dachau Concentration Camp and time in Berlin, Germany in the 1980s inspired “A Trace of Smoke.” Fluent in German, she received her high school diploma from the John F. Kennedy Schule in Berlin and studied at the Freie Universität in Berlin and the Georg August Universität in Göttingen before graduating from Carnegie Mellon University.
When she visited Berlin in the summer of 2006, she was astounded to discover that many locations in her novel have been rebuilt and reopened in the last few years, including the gay bar El Dorado and the Mosse House publishing house.
Her short story “Coffee” appear in the “Missing” anthology, and her short story “On the Train” will be in the “First Thrills” anthology in June 2010.
Her screenplay “The Humanitarian” was a finalist at Shriekfest 2008: The Los Angeles Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival. Her screenplay “A Taste For Blood” was a finalist at the Shriekfest 2007: The Los Angeles Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival.
Don't miss this return visit with a truly entertaining and informed author!
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