Mystery Authors Susanna Calkins and E. C. Diskin in Conversation

Join us at Lake Forest Book Store for an evening dedicated to MYSTERY, MURDER and MAYHEM as Chicago-area writers Susanna Calkins and E. C. Diskin appear IN CONVERSATION

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM

at Lake Forest Book Store

Books available for purchase and signing. 

Refreshments will be served.

Register at 847-234-4420

MURDER KNOCKS TWICE: A MYSTERY  by Susanna Calkins

Minotaur Books $18.00 Releases April 30, 2019

The first mystery in Susanna Calkins' captivating new series takes readers into the dark, dangerous, and glittering underworld of a 1920s Chicago speakeasy. Gina Ricci takes on a job as a cigarette girl to earn money for her ailing father--and to prove to herself that she can hold her own at Chicago's most notorious speakeasy, the Third Door. She's enchanted by the harsh, glamorous world she discovers: the sleek socialites sipping bootlegged cocktails, the rowdy ex-servicemen playing poker in a curtained back room, the flirtatious jazz pianist and the brooding photographer--all overseen by the club's imposing owner, Signora Castallazzo. But the staff buzzes with whispers about Gina's predecessor, who died under mysterious circumstances, and the photographer, Marty, warns her to be careful. When Marty is brutally murdered, with Gina as the only witness, she's determined to track down his killer. What secrets did Marty capture on his camera--and who would do anything to destroy it? As Gina searches for answers, she's pulled deeper into the shadowy truths hiding behind the Third Door.

DESPERATE PATHS by E. C. Diskin

Thomas & Mercer Publishing  $16.00  Releases March 19, 2019

In Eden, the truth can have deadly consequences. Brooklyn Anderson knows it looks bad. She was found wiping down a gun. Her father now dead. His blood on her hands. The incomprehensible nightmare has started. Seven days earlier, Brooklyn had returned to Eden to care for her beloved father, who lay helpless in a hospital bed. Her estranged sister, Ginny, said he fell. But as Brooklyn soon realizes, Ginny is prone to lying. Former Eden resident Darius Woods was in the hospital too. The famous actor had written a screenplay that would lay bare all the secrets of the town, but within hours of his return, someone shot him. As the Woods investigation proceeds, and Brooklyn starts to question everything she believes about her family, her neighbors, and her home, secrets and lies begin to unravel. But nothing can prepare her for where those lies will finally lead. And sharing the truth of what happened the night her father died might just make things worse.

Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion series, holds a PhD in history and teaches at the college level. Her historical mysteries have been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha awards, among many others, and The Masque of a Murderer received a Macavity. Originally from Philadelphia, Susanna now lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons.

E. C. Diskin is the author of the bestselling novels The Green LineBroken Grace, and Depth of Lies. She lives outside Chicago with her family. Find out more about the author and her work at www.ecdiskin.com.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045