May 20, 2024 at 7 PM EST

Tune in for a lively conversation with MEG GARDINER, KELLYE GARRETT, OMAR TYREE & NOLAN CHASE and our own Rogue, TRACY CLARK, as MC. All are live, all talking about their new books and taking your questions.

It’s all FREE, and you could win one of the authors’ brand-new novels. (U.S. addresses only.) Wishing you the best of luck! (Note: You MUST register by May 10th to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced at the end of the event so that you can send us your mailing address.)

SHADOW HEART by Meg Gardiner
CONTROL by Omar Tyree

Be among the first 100 in the Zoom room, and you’ll have the opportunity to personally debrief the authors. Or catch them on Facebook Live and interrogate via comments. This is your chance to talk LIVE with these amazing authors!

As an added treat, sample each author’s favorite snack and drink, with their notes and recipes. Dining and drinking will commence at the start of the show.

#1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels, Meg Gardiner was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School. She practiced law in Los Angeles and taught in the Writing Program at the University of California Santa Barbara, and served as the 2019 and 2020 president of Mystery Writers of America. Beyond writing, Meg is a three-time Jeopardy! champion and a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She lives with her husband in Austin, Texas.

Shadow Heart, June 18, 2024

In a Tennessee prison, Efrem Judah Goode draws haunting portraits of women he claims he has killed. Around the country, desperate families of the missing seek answers in his eerie drawings. And on darkened back roads and New York City streets, a new killer poses duct-taped bodies at the sites of Goode’s murders.

Two serial killers are locked in a twisted rivalry. To stop the brutal slayings, FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix must unravel the connection between Goode and the Broken Heart Killer. Their warped competition destroys anyone in their path. Caught between a manipulative psychopath and a ruthless UNSUB, Caitlin has to dive into not one, but two dark and twisted minds.

Caitlin Hendrix’s favorite beverage is Topo Chico, and her favorite food… taco truck fare.

Multi-award winning author Kellye Garrett previously spent 8 years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for the CBS drama Cold Case. Her crime fiction novels have been featured on the Today Show, won numerous awards, and named to Time Magazine’s 100 Best Mystery & Thrillers of All Time. In addition, Kellye is a co-founder of Crime Writers of Color, which received the 2023 Raven Award from MWA. A former magazine editor, Kellye holds a B.S. in magazine writing from Florida A&M and an MFA in screenwriting from USC’s famed film school. Having moved back to her native New Jersey, she spends her mornings commuting to Manhattan for her job at a leading media company—while still happily brainstorming ways to commit murder.

Missing White Woman, April 30, 2024

It was supposed to be a romantic getaway weekend in New York City. Breanna’s new boyfriend, Ty, took care of everything—the train tickets, the dinner reservations, the rented four-story luxury rowhouse in Jersey City with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline.

But when Bree comes downstairs their final morning, Ty is nowhere to be found and there’s a stranger dead in the foyer—the missing woman the entire Internet has become obsessed with: Janelle Beckett. Soon, both the police and an army of Internet sleuths are asking questions Bree doesn’t know how to answer. Desperate to find Ty and to keep her own secrets buried, Bree realizes there’s only one person she can turn to: her ex-best friend, a lawyer with whom she shares a very complicated past.

Bree’s favorite snack is Muddy Buddies!

Writer, musician, entrepreneur, producer and author of  novels, nonfiction and screenplays, Omar Rashad Tyree was born in Philadelphia. He studied to become a pharmacist at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Howard University, where he received a degree in print journalism and started a book publishing company, Mar Productions, to release his earliest works of fiction. He worked as a reporter and an assistant editor at The Capitol Spotlight and News Dimensions. In 2003, Tyree released a hip-hop album titled Rising Up.

Control, May 21, 2024

Dr. Victoria Benning knows it’s unethical to discuss the therapy sessions of her clients, but the drama of their unpredictable lives tests her professional role like never before.

Working around the clock, Dr. Benning observes a troubling, treacherous common denominator that plagues all six clients: a desperate impulse to grasp control of everything and everyone in their lives—no matter the cost. It’s a struggle with which she’s all too familiar. Determined to head off tragedy, she comes up with a brilliant game plan . . .but just as she moves into action, inexplicable events quickly turn fatal. The doctor finds her plan, her career, and her personal life all spiraling into madness—and hopelessly out of control.

Omar’s fave snack is a king-sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but two cool drinks are featured in Control: A Strawberry Mimosa and a Tokyo Iced Tea. Omar admits he doesn’t know how to make either!

Nolan Chase is a pseudonym of Sam Weibe, the author of the Wakeland novels, one of the most authentic and acclaimed contemporary detective series. His work has won the Crime Writers of Canada award and the Kobo Emerging Writers prize, and been shortlisted for the Edgar®, Hammett, Shamus, Independent Publisher, and City of Vancouver book prizes. His latest novel, Ocean Drive, is a standalone crime thriller described as “a Pacific Northwest Fargo.”

A Lonesome Place for Dying, May 7, 2024

On Ethan Brand’s first day as the town’s chief of police, he finds a threat on his porch, along with a gruesome souvenir, a bloody animal heart. There are plenty of people who are upset about Ethan replacing the last Chief, but when a body shows up on the railroad tracks, Ethan turns his attention to the town’s first homicide in years. Blaine’s population is only five thousand, but eight million vehicles pass through its railroad crossing every year. It’s the perfect site for drug smuggling, human trafficking, larceny, and murder. With no one to trust, his job already on the line, and the threats getting more reckless, Ethan Brand must find the killers and bring them to justice before anyone else winds up dead.

 Nolan says coffee is the be all and end all, though Canadian Club and soda is great too. Either can be paired with Tim’s potato chips!

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Our MC:

Tracy Clark, a native Chicagoan, is the author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series and the Det. Harriet Foster series. A multi-nominated Anthony, Lefty, Edgar®, Macavity, and Shamus Award finalist, Tracy is also the 2020 and 2022 winner of the G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award. She is a member of Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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