Please join us on Friday October 14th for a Halloween-themed evening with three bestselling mystery authors with spooky books out this October!
Gigi Pandian: Michelangelo’s Ghost
Treasure-hunting historian Jaya Jones travels to Italy’s legendary Park of Monsters to find a lost masterpiece linking India to the Italian Renaissance, and stop a killer who’s hiding behind a centuries-old ghost story. Filled with the unexpected twists, vivid historical details, and cross-cultural connections Pandian is known for, Michelangelo’s Ghost is the most fast-paced and spellbinding Jaya Jones novel to date.
Diane Vallere: Masking for Trouble
Halloween brings more tricks than treats for costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn in the second in the Costume Shop Cozy Mystery Series. Halloween conjures up big business for Margo’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, but this year, the holiday comes knocking with serious trouble…
Kathy Aarons is the author of the bestselling CHOCOLATE COVERED MYSTERY series by Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Random House. Death is Like a Box of Chocolates was chosen by Mysterious Galaxy for their Fabulous Firsts Book Club and as a Top Book of 2014 by the San Diego Union Tribune. The second book in the series, Truffled to Death, (June 2015) centers on the theft of Maya antiquities and an ensuing murder. In Behind Chocolate Bars, chocolatier Michelle Serrano and bookstore owner Erica Russell must unmask a killer to save their teen intern from a murder charge -- all before the West Riverdale Halloween Festival. Kathy lives in San Diego with her family and is an avid supporter of arts education for youth. She volunteers for the CCA High School Writers’ Conference, serves as president of the board for Playwrights Project, and serves as president of the board for Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mysteries and the Accidental Alchemist Mysteries. Her debut novel, Artifact, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant and named a Best of 2012 Debut but Suspense Magazine – and Gigi held her first book launch party at A Great Good Place for Books back in 2012!
Diane Vallere is the nationally bestselling author of the Costume Shop, Material Witness, Madison Night, and Style & Error Mysteries. After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She lives in Los Angeles and is making a special trip to the Bay Area for her A Great Good Place for Books appearance debut.