Mark Pryor & Kay Kendall

Mark Pryor will sign and discuss The Book Artist (Seventh Street Press; $15.95).

Mark Pryor is the author of the Hugo Marston novels , The Bookseller, The Crypt Thief, The Blood Promise, The Button Man, The Reluctant Matador, The Paris Librarian, and The Sorbonne Affair, as well as Hollow Man and Dominic. He has also published the true-crime book As She Lay Sleeping. A native of Hertfordshire, England, Pryor is an assistant district attorney in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife and three children.

Kay Kendall will sign and discuss After You've Gone

Kay Kendall writes the Austin Starr mystery series, including Desolation Row and Rainy Day Women, which won two Silver Falchion awards at Killer NashvilleHer new book, After You’ve Gone, is a prequel featuring Austin’s grandmother in small-town Texas during Prohibition. A reformed PR executive who won international awards for her projects, Kendall lives in Houston, Texas, with her Canadian husband, three pet rabbits, and a bemused spaniel.

Event date: 

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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The Book Artist: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633884885
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Published: Seventh Street Books - February 5th, 2019

Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him.


After You've Gone: An Austin Starr Mystery Prequel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949267167
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Published: Stairway Press - February 12th, 2019

In 1923 a small town's deadly secrets are about to be revealed by a sheltered, yet enterprising, young woman. Along with puzzling disappearances and lethal grudges, twenty-three-year-old Wallie uncovers it all.


The Sorbonne Affair: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633882614
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Published: Seventh Street Books - August 22nd, 2017

Someone is spying on American author Helen Hancock. While in Paris to conduct research and teach a small class of writers, she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the Sorbonne Hotel. She notifies the US Embassy, and former FBI profiler Hugo Marston is dispatched to investigate.


The Paris Librarian: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633881778
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Published: Seventh Street Books - August 9th, 2016

Hugo Marston’s friend Paul Rogers dies unexpectedly in a locked room at the American Library in Paris. The police conclude that Rogers died of natural causes, but Hugo is certain mischief is afoot.


The Reluctant Matador: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633880023
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Published: Seventh Street Books - June 2nd, 2015

A nineteen-year-old aspiring model has disappeared in Paris. Her father, Bart Denum, turns to his old friend Hugo Marston for help. Marston, the security chief at the American Embassy, makes some inquiries and quickly realizes something is amiss: Bart’s daughter was not a model, but rather a dancer at a seedy strip club. And she headed to Barcelona with some guy she met at the club.


The Button Man: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616149949
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Published: Seventh Street Books - September 2nd, 2014

In this prequel to The Bookseller, former FBI profiler Hugo Marston has just become head of security at the US Embassy in London. He’s asked to protect a famous movie-star couple, Dayton Harper and Ginny Ferro, who, while filming a movie in rural England, killed a local man in a hit and run.  


The Blood Promise: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616148157
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Published: Seventh Street Books - January 14th, 2014

Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life.
 


The Crypt Thief: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616147853
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Published: Seventh Street Books - May 7th, 2013

It’s summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Père Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison’s grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer.


The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616147082
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Published: Seventh Street Books - October 9th, 2012

Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris?


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Rainy Day Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941071175
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Published: Stairway Press - May 26th, 2015

Kay Kendall's RAINY DAY WOMEN is the second book in the Austin Starr Mystery series. In 1969, during the week of the Manson murders and Woodstock, the intrepid amateur sleuth, infant in tow, flies across the continent to support a friend suspected of murdering women's liberation activists in Seattle and Vancouver. Then her former CIA trainer warns that an old enemy has contracted a hit on her.


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Desolation Row Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780985994211
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Published: Stairway Press - March 5th, 2013

The flight to avoid the killing... It's 1968. The Cold War is hot, the Vietnam War is raging, and the women's movement is beating a far-distant drum. When Austin Starr's husband decides to protest the war by emigrating from Texas to Canada, she goes along, with the biblical dictate of "whither-thou-goest I will go" ringing in her ears. Leads to murder...