By Elaine Viets
Three award-winning mystery writers – one Brit and two Femmes Fatales – are touring together, starting next Sunday, May 3. Frances Brody, Marcia Talley and I will sign in Baltimore and then the North Carolina Research Triangle, May 3-8.
Femme Marcia Talley will discuss "Tomorrow’s Vengeance," her new Hannah Ives hardcover set at a posh retirement community. Booklist says, "The series feels as fresh as the day it was born."
Library Journal named Frances Brody's Kate Shakleton mystery, "Murder in the Afternoon," a Best Mystery for 2014.
I'll discuss "Checked Out," my 14th Dead-End Job mystery, set at a library. The tour is led by Molly Weston, winner of the coveted Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Here’s our schedule. We’d love to meet you. -- Elaine
2 Femmes & 2 Friends on Tour
Frances Brody, Marcia Talley and Elaine Viets sign at Baltimore's literary bookstore. Stop by for an entertaining Sunday evening.
For information, call 410-377-2966.
Deadlier than the Male: Touring the North Carolina Research Triangle
May 5 through 9
7 PM, Tuesday, May 5: Signing at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The North Carolina tour hits historic Chapel Hill Tuesday night at Flyleaf, a book lovers' paradise. Molly Weston, a Mystery Writers of America Raven-Award winner, will moderate the discussion. Flyleaf Books is next to The Root Cellar, Kitchen & Lucha Tigre. For information, call (919) 942-7373 or email email@example.com
12 Noon, Wednesday, May 6: Brown Bag Lunch with Frances Brody, Marcia Talley and Elaine Viets, Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, NC. 27502. Spice up your lunch with a fast-paced book discussion. Raven-award winner Molly Weston will moderate the panel. For information. call 919-249-1120.
7 PM, Wednesday, May 6: Panel & Signing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607.
The Deadlier Than the Male tour continues at Quail Ridge Books & Music, a powerhouse independent bookstore in Raleigh. For information, call 919-828-1588.
2:00 PM, Thursday, May 7: Molly on Mysteries, Page-Walker Cultural Arts Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513.
Molly Weston is the last word on mysteries. Everyone listens to her recommendations in Meritorious Mysteries. We're thrilled to be part of her program at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Join us at the graceful center, built in 1868 as a railroad hotel. For information, call 919-460-4963.
5:30 PM, Thursday, May 7: Talk & signing at Te Country Bookshop,
140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387. The Triangle Tour is looking forward to visiting Southern Pines. For information, call 910-692-3211.
May 8, Elaine Viets flies to her hometown of St. Louis to continue her CHECKED OUT tour, with fundraisers and signings. To learn about her tour, click Events at www.elaineviets.com
But do we have a treat for you. Femme friend Sarah R. Shaber joins the Deadlier Than the Male tour on Saturday, May 9.
Sarah is an award-winning mystery author with two series. One features North Carolina professor Simon Shaw and the other Louise Pearlie, a "government girl" -- a World War II war widow recruited by the OSS in Washington DC.
Can’t make a signing? Call any store on this list for your signed copies and pick them up at your convenience. Don’t forget to mention how you want your books signed.
PS: They make terrific personalized Mother’s Day gifts.
For more information about the authors
Frances Brody: www.francesbrody.com/
Sarah R. Shaber: www.sarahrshaber.com/
Marcia Talley: www.marciatalley.com/
Elaine Viets: www.elaineviets.com/