Small Business Saturday Local Author Event

Signed books made wonderful gifts. We'll be hosting several local authors in the store from 4:30 to 6:00 to sign and personalize books for you!

Laura Elvebak, James Glassman, Kay Kendall, Mark Lardas, Kathleen Shanahan Maca, William Dylan Powell, and Sara Rosett will all be here to sign books.

Kay Finch will not be here that day, but will be stopping by to sign and personalize some books for us.

Event date: 

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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Lost Witness Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781482676006
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 28th, 2013

A lost little boy wound up in the world of homeless teens, and in the arms of counselor Niki Alexander. Did he witness a gruesome murder? Homicide Investigators Luis Perez and Nelson Spalonetti suspect a woman found murdered in an alley was a drug mule from Mexico. Could the child who appeared at the same time be her son?


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Less Dead Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781482639407
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 28th, 2013

When a homeless teenage girl wakes up in Houston's Tranquility Park next to a murdered city councilman and then disappears, Homicide Investigator Luis Perez turns to his ex-partner Niki Alexander. Now a counselor with a teen shelter, she may be his only hope in locating the girl. Three years earlier Niki quit the Houston Police Department after a fatal shooting involving a teenage boy.


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The Flawed Dance Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626942936
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Published: Black Opal Books - July 7th, 2015

After five years of being the traveling companion and lover of a secretive man thirty years her senior, Erin Matthews fears his increasing paranoia. At age twenty-two, Erin escapes to a new city, determined to survive with her limited skills and experience. She cannot run, however, from the dark act that facilitated her escape.


Black Cat Crossing (A Bad Luck Cat Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425275245
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Published: Berkley - September 1st, 2015

In the first in this cat-filled cozy series, aspiring mystery author Sabrina Tate is about to discover that when it comes to solving murders, her new feline friend Hitchcock is a master of sleuthing…


The Black Cat Knocks on Wood (A Bad Luck Cat Mystery #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425275252
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Published: Berkley - June 7th, 2016

The author of Black Cat Crossing is back as mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat Hitchcock find themselves roped into another dangerous murder case...
 


The Houstorian Dictionary: An Insider's Index to Houston Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467118002
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Published: History Press - July 6th, 2015

Houston is an innovative city informed by a diverse and eclectic past that is ever-present in its customs, expressions and dreams, even though most Houstonians don't realize it. Represented by landmarks, dishes and events, the culture of America's fourth-largest city is celebrated in the literature, movies, songs and memorable quotations credited to its vibrant citizenry.


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Rainy Day Women Cover Image
$14.95
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
$15.95
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...


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The Battleship Texas (Images of America) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467123938
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 12th, 2016

The USS Texas was built when dreadnought battleships were kings of the seas. It was the world's most powerful battleship when first commissioned in 1914, and for over a century it fought many battles. Some took place while the Texas served as a warship in the US Navy in World Wars I and II.


Texas Shipwrecks (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467116176
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 11th, 2016

The Texas coastline and offshore waters are flat, shallow, featureless, and filled with shoals. Texas waters are subjected to extreme weather, not just hurricanes and tropical storms but also northers and seasonal gales. This, combined with two centuries of naval warfare off Texas waters, produced many shipwrecks of all sorts, from Spanish treasure fleets to simple working boats.


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Ghosts of Galveston (Haunted America) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467119658
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Published: History Press - September 12th, 2016

One of the oldest cities in Texas, Galveston has witnessed more than its share of tragedies. Devastating hurricanes, yellow fever epidemics, fires, a major Civil War battle and more cast a dark shroud on the city's legacy. Ghostly tales creep throughout the history of famous tourist attractions and historical homes.


Texas Then and Now® Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781910904145
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Published: Pavilion - April 1st, 2016

Texas Then and Now® covers all the major cities and iconic Texan locations, from the Alamo through NASA and the Cadillac Ranch.


Lost Houston Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781910496756
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Published: Pavilion - February 15th, 2016

A look at how the buildings, streets, and institutions that comprise Houston’s cityscape have changed dramatically over the years, and the many that were lost along the way

Since its founding in 1836, Houston has become America’s fourth largest city.


Untimely Demise: A Darkly Humorous Presentation of 365 Deadly Deeds Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781604336429
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Published: Cider Mill Press - September 13th, 2016

Be careful whom you cross--they may have read this book!

Killed with a toilet? Deadly belt buckles? Sexed to death?  Untimely Demise is a darkly comedic exploration of the 365 most fascinating ways people have offed one another since the beginning of time, from ninja swords to pernicious poisons, mobster murders to sneaky sabotage—and everything in between.


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Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780998253503
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Published: Sara Rosett - October 20th, 2016

An English village cozy that's perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton and Simon Brett...


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Death in an English Cottage (Murder on Location #2) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780998253510
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Published: McGuffin Ink - October 29th, 2016

It's spring in England, and location scout Kate Sharp has returned to the quaint village of Nether Woodsmoor with its lush gardens, budding hedgerows, and mellow stone cottages to work on a Jane Austen television documentary. The unique opportunity also gives her the chance to explore a possible romance with Alex, the deliciously rumpled local scout.


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Death in a Stately Home (Murder on Location #3) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780998253527
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Published: McGuffin Ink - October 29th, 2016

Good houseguests don't get accused of murder...


Death in an Elegant City (Murder on Location #4) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780998253534
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Published: McGuffin Ink - October 29th, 2016

Sightseeing can be murder...


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Menace at the Christmas Market (Murder on Location #5) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780998253541
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Published: McGuffin Ink - October 29th, 2016

A Christmas Novella...


Moving Is Murder (An Ellie Avery Mystery #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496705280
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Published: Kensington - May 31st, 2016

"A fun debut for an appealing young heroine." --Carolyn Hart

Meet military spouse, soccer mom, professional organizer, and savvy sleuth, Ellie Avery!


Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder (An Ellie Avery Mystery #9) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617731471
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Published: Kensington - June 28th, 2016

Ellie Avery is a professional organizer, not a diplomat. But by agreeing to help organize a family wedding, she's basically signed on to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when another member of the wedding party is the one who's actually murdered . . .