Author Luncheon with Charles Belfoure at Froggy's French Restaurant

Luncheon with Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves

(Sourcebooks Landmark $25.99, due Sept. 15)

Wednesday September 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $60 for luncheon with book included. Cash bar available.

Register at Lake Forest Book Store 847-234-4420

Lake Forest Book Store is pleased to welcome Charles Belfoure.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect comes a beguiling tale of mystery and intrigue in old New York; the second in the series starring John Cross.

In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gents, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve.

An architect by profession, Charles Belfoure has published several architectural histories, one of which won a Graham Foundation Grant for architectural research. He graduated from the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and he taught at Pratt as well as at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. His area of specialty is historic preservation. He has been a freelance writer for the Baltimore Sun and the New York Times. He lives in Maryland.


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