Duane Swierczysnki & Dennis Tafoya

Duane Swierczynski will sign and discuss Canary (Mulholland; $26).

Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers including the Shamus Award-winning Charlie Hardie series ("Fun & Games," "Hell & Gone," "Point & Shoot)," which is currently being developed by Sony Pictures Television. He currently writes the monthly comic series "Judge Dredd" for IDW, "X" for Dark Horse, and has written various bestselling comics for Marvel and DC. Duane has also collaborated with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the bestselling "Level 26" trilogy. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.

Dennis Tafoya will sign and discuss The Poor Boy's Game (Minotaur; $25.99). 
Dennis Tafoya was born in Philadelphia and now lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is the author of the novels Dope Thief and The Wolves of Fairmount Park, as well as numerous short stories.

Event date: 

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Canary Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316403207
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 24th, 2015

It's dangerous enough when an ordinary college girl turns confidential informant. Even more dangerous when she's smarter than the killer, kingpins, and cops who control her.

Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie has no choice but to become a "CI"--a confidential informant.

Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he's found the key in Sarie: her boyfriend scores from a mid-level dealer with alleged ties to the major drug gangs.

Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI: a quick study with a shockingly keen understanding of the criminal mind. But Wildey, desperate for results, pushes too hard and inadvertently sends the nineteen-year-old into a death trap, leaving Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her--except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant.

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The Poor Boy's Game Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250019530
Published: Minotaur Books - April 29th, 2014

When US Marshal Frannie Mullen gets one of her best friends shot during a routine apprehension, her career is over. Still reeling from the loss, Frannie is trying to sort out her feelings for Wyatt, the reformed outlaw who loves her, and to support her newly-sober sister, Mae, as she struggles with the fallout of their unstable, violent childhood. Their father Patrick Mullen is a thug, a vicious enforcer for a corrupt Philadelphia union, and when he escapes from prison, bodies of ex-rivals and witnesses begin piling up. Now Frannie is suspected as an accomplice in his escape and targeted by shadowy killers from the Philadelphia underworld. Unsure who to trust, drawing on the skills she's learned as a Marshal and her training as a boxer, Frannie is forced to fight to protect her shattered sister and Patrick's pregnant girlfriend from the most dangerous criminal she's ever faced--her own father.