Monday, January 7, 2019

LIterary Salon: Matt Coyle, Patricia Smiley, Paul Charles: January 17

Join Mystery Readers NorCal in Berkeley for an evening Literary Salon with mystery authors Matt Coyle, Patricia Smiley, and Paul Charles

When: Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Where: RSVP for venue address (Berkeley, CA)
This is a free evening, but YOU MUST RSVP to attend. Address sent with acceptance. Space limited.
RSVP: janet @ mysteryreaders . org

Matt Coyle is the author of the best-selling Rick Cahill crime novels. Writing at night for over a decade his debut novel, Yesterday’s Echo, was finally published in 2013. The wait was almost worth it as it won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, the Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. Matt’s second book, Night Tremors, was a Reviewers’ Favorite Book of 2015 and was an Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award finalist. Dark Fissures, the third book in the Rick Cahill crime series, was a finalist for the Macavity and Lefty awards and was a 2016 Top Pick for Blood Truth was a Shamus, Lefty Award finalist, a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Silver Award winner for Thriller/Suspence, and a top pick by for Best Mysteries of 2017. Wrong Light, Matt’s fifth Rick Cahill novel, was published in December.

Patricia Smiley is the Los Angeles Times bestselling author of four novels featuring amateur sleuth Tucker Sinclair. The three books in her latest series are hard-boiled police procedurals about LAPD homicide detective Davie Richards (Pacific Homicide, Outside the Wire, The Second Goodbye). The novels are based on her fifteen years as a volunteer and a Specialist Reserve Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. Patty’s short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Two of the Deadliest, an anthology edited by Elizabeth George. She has taught writing at various conferences in the U.S. and Canada and also served as vice president for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and as president of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.

A native of Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, Paul Charles has been managing bands since he was 15 and writing detective novels since 1996. His most recent novel, A Day in the Life of Louis Bloom, is the second to feature semi-retired Belfast police detective Brendy McCusker. A short story featuring his first fictional protagonist, London Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy, appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Paul divides his time between London and Santa Monica.

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