Megan Abbott & Bill Loehfelm

Megan Abbott will sign and discuss You Will Know Me (Little, Brown; $26.00).

Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die a Little, and Bury Me Deep. Her latest novel, The End of Everything, is a crime novel set in suburban Michigan, which made the Best Books of the Year Lists for publications including Publisher's Weekly, the Boston Globe, Baltimore City Paper and the Washington Examiner.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Detroit Noir, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Storyglossia, Queens Noir and The Speed Chronicles.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She has taught at NYU, the State University of New York and the New School University. This year, she is teaching at the Crime Fiction Academy at New York City's Center for Fiction.

She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the editor of A Hell of a Woman, an anthology of female crime fiction. She has been nominated for many awards, including three Edgar® Awards, Hammett Prize, the Macavity, Anthony and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Pushcart Prize.


Bill Loehfelm will sign and discuss Let The Devil Out (Sarah Crichton Books; $26).

Bill’s first three novels, The Devil She Knows (2011), which featured Maureen’s debut, Bloodroot (2009), and Fresh Kills (2008), winner of the first Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, are set in Staten Island, NYC, where he grew up.

Born in Park Slope, Bill grew up in Brooklyn and on Staten Island. After college in Scranton, PA, where he studied communications and English, he taught high school English on Staten Island. In 1997, he moved to New Orleans, where he has taught high school and college, worked in an antique shop, and done absolutely everything there is to do in the bar and restaurant business (except cook). He received his MA from the University of New Orleans in 2005. He plays drums in a rock n’ roll cover band.

Bill lives in New Orleans’ Garden District with his wife, AC Lambeth, a writer and yoga instructor, and their two dogs. 

Photo credit: Celeste Marshall 

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
You Will Know Me: A Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316231077
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 26th, 2016

This is an audacious novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" -- the bestselling, award-winning author of The Fever (Grantland).


Let the Devil Out: A Maureen Coughlin Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374298579
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - July 5th, 2016

Meet New Orleans beat cop Maureen Coughlin

The Edgar Award winner Megan Abbott calls Coughlin “a hero with whom we will go anywhere.” She’s complicated—tough and naive, street-smart and vulnerable—and, way too often, reckless. As Let the Devil Out opens, she’s in rough shape. Just a rookie, she’s already been suspended from the force. And things are about to get worse.


The Fever: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316231046
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 12th, 2015

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.


Dare Me: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316097789
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 27th, 2013

The searing novel of friendship and betrayal that inspired the USA Network series, praised by Gillian Flynn as "Lord of the Flies set in a high-school cheerleading squad...Tense, dark, and beautifully written."


The End of Everything: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 3rd, 2012

From the bestselling author of Give Me Your Hand and You Will Know Me comes this darkly compelling novel about a teenage girl who disappears during a 1980s suburban summer.


Doing the Devil's Work: A Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250081537
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Published: Picador - June 7th, 2016

“This is True Detective country . . . and Loehfelm reaches a new level of lyrical, site-specific noir.” —Boris Kachka, Vulture (A Must-Read Book of the Month)


The Devil in Her Way: A Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250050083
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Published: Picador - May 6th, 2014

Maureen Coughlin's life has changed in more ways than one. She is starting over in New Orleans as a newly minted member of the police force, but her transition from cocktail waitress to cop hasn't gone as smoothly as she'd hoped.


The Devil She Knows: A Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250007599
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Published: Picador - June 5th, 2012

"A taut, knowing story...Maureen Coughlin is a hero for the ages, a character who jumps off the page and demands the reader's full attention."—Laura Lippman, author of The Most Dangerous Thing