Julia Heaberlin & Timothy Hallinan

Julia Heaberlin will sign and discuss her novel, Lie Still

(Ballantine; $15).  

Julia Heaberlin is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Detroit News and The Dallas Morning News. Before launching her career as an author, she was an assistant managing editor over features sections at large metropolitan newspapers. Many of those sections won national and state journalism awards. The Star-Telegram Life & Arts section was named as one of the Top 10 sections in the country during her tenure. She has edited real-life thriller stories that inform her writing, including a series on the perplexing and tragic murders of random girls and women buried in the desert in Mexico and another on the frightened women of domestic violence. 

Julia Heaberlin photo credt: Jill Johnson

 

Timothy Hallinan will sign and discuss The Fame Thief (Soho; $25).

Timothy Hallinan has lived, on and off, in Southeast Asia for more than 25 years.  He wrote songs and sang in a rock band while in college, and many of his songs were recorded by by well-known artists who included the platinum-selling group Bread.  He began writing books while enjoying a successful career in the television industry.  Over the past fourteen years he has been responsible for a number of well-reviewed novels and a nonfiction book on Charles Dickens.  For years he has taught a course on “Finishing the Novel” with remarkable results – more than half his students complete their first novel and go on to a second, and several have been, or are about to be, published.  Tim currently maintains a house in Santa Monica, California, and apartments in Bangkok, Thailand; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  He is lucky enough to be married to Munyin Choy-Hallinan. 

Event date: 

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:30pm

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ISBN: 9780345527042
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Published: Bantam - July 2nd, 2013

When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past--and outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women--and into the unnerving company of their queen, Caroline Warwick--Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game. 

It isn't long before Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is facing a rash of anonymous threats. Are they linked to the missing Caroline? Or to Emily's terrifying encounter in college, years earlier? As the dark truth about Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that some secrets are impossible to hide--and that whoever came for Caroline is now coming for her. 

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780345527011
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 29th, 2012

Tommie McCloud's life is alread in turmoil. Her mother has dementia and her father has just died, leaving Tommie a multi-million dollar energy business in Texas. When a letter arrives from Adriana Marchetti, it explodes a bomb in Tommie's life that she never could have anticipated. The letter claims that Adriana Marchetti's baby was kidnapped thirty-one years earlier, and that this baby grew up to become Tommie McCloud. The investigation starts when Tommie discovers that her social security number doesn't add up--it claims that she was born in Chicago. It deepens when Tommie is approached by a man who claims to be a reporter but is actually an FBI agent, and when Tommie discovers that he is there to protect her from the man whom the letter claims is her father--violent mobster Anthony Marchetti--imprisoned for thirty years and now up for parole. She cannot trust anyone. Seeking her identity will take Tommie to the edge of reason and into the murky past of the people she's called family her entire life. Getting to the bottom of her identity will uncover explosive secrets and the darkest of crimes, and Tommie's biggest challenge may be not only to discover who she really is, but to survive.

HIGHLY recommended by Anne! 

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ISBN: 9781616952808
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Published: Soho Crime - July 2nd, 2013

There are not many people brave enough to say no to Irwin Dressler, Hollywood's scariest mob boss-turned-movie king. Even though Dressler is ninety-three years old, LA burglar Junior Bender is quaking in his boots when Dressler's henchman haul him in for a meeting. Dressler wants Junior to solve a "crime" he believes was committed more than sixty years ago, when an old friend of his, once-famous starlet Dolores La Marr, had her career destroyed after compromising photos were taken of her at a Las Vegas party. Dressler wants justice for Dolores and the shining career she never had. 

Junior can't help but think the whole thing is a little crazy. After all, it's been seventy years. Even if someone did set Dolores up for a fall from grace back then, they're probably long dead now. But he can't say no to Irwin Dressler (no one can, really). So he starts digging. And what he finds is that some vendettas never die--they only get more dangerous.

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ISBN: 9781616952792
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Published: Soho Crime - May 14th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781616952761
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Published: Soho Crime - April 23rd, 2013

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