Join Mystery Readers International NorCal for an evening Literary Salon with Award winning mystery author Bryan Gruley.
Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m., Berkeley, CA Space is limited. RSVP for Directions (make a comment below with email address and I'll send directions)
Bryan Gruley is the critically acclaimed author of Starvation Lake: A Mystery, and the sequel, The Hanging Tree. His third Starvation Lake mystery, The Skeleton Box, was just published this week.
Starvation Lake was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel
by the Mystery Writers of America, and won the Anthony, Barry, and
Strand awards. The Hanging Tree was a #1 Indie Next pick and
was named a Michigan Notable Book for 2011 and a Kirkus Reviews Best
Mystery of 2010. It was also nominated for Barry and Anthony awards and
has been optioned for a movie by writer-director John Gray.
Reviewers have compared Bryan to novelist Dennis Lehane. Secretly,
though, Bryan would love to be compared favorably to Detroit Red Wings
stars Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk. He’s been playing hockey since he
was a boy growing up in Detroit, and still plays regularly at Johnny’s
Ice House in Chicago. Hockey plays a role in the life of the fictional
town of Starvation Lake, as do two of Bryan’s other passions,
northern Michigan and newspapers.
He and his two brothers and three sisters have spent many weekends at
their family cottage on Big Twin Lake in northern lower Michigan—not
far from the real Starvation Lake. Bryan had his first newspaper job at
the nearby Antrim County News in the summer of 1978.
Bryan is a reporter-at-large for Bloomberg News, writing long-form
features for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. He previously spent nearly
sixteen years with The Wall Street Journal, where he shared in the 2002
Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks. He
lives in Chicago with his wife, Pam. They have three grown children,
Joel, Kaitlin and Danielle.