KILLING ME — A Conversation with Author Michelle Gagnon


May 19, 2023 - 7:00pm

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Please join us on Friday, May 19 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time as we welcome author Michelle Gagnon for a conversation about her offbeat thriller novel, KILLING ME.

This event will be in person at the store at 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland, CA 94611.

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An utterly original and wildly entertaining, Killing Me is a laugh-loud-loud thriller with a protagonist whose life is a total mess.

She escaped a serial killer. Then things got weird.

Amber Jamison can’t believe she’s about to become the latest victim of a serial killer. She’s savvy and street smart, so when she gets pushed into, of all things, a white windowless van, she is more angry than afraid. Things get even weirder when she’s miraculously saved by a mysterious woman . . . who promptly disappears. Who was she? And why is she hunting serial killers?

You’d think escaping one psychopath would be enough, but Amber’s problems are just beginning. Her close call has law enforcement circling a past she’s tried to outrun. She’s forced to flee across the country, ending up at a seedy motel in Las Vegas with a noir-obsessed manager and a sex worker as her unlikely companions . . . and danger right behind. She’s landed in the cross hairs of the world’s most prolific killer, caught up in a deadly game that’s been going on for years. To survive, she is forced to dust off her old playbook and partner with someone she can’t trust. The odds are against her, but sometimes you just have to roll the dice.

About the Author

Michelle Gagnon writes thrillers for teens and adults. A former modern dancer, dog walker, bartender, freelance journalist, personal trainer, and model, she’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and way too many dogs.

Praise For…

"A wild ride of a thriller."--CrimeReads (one of the most anticipated thrillers of 2023)

"This twisty game of cat and mouse is as addictive as the Vegas Strip." --Elle Cosimano, author of Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

Killing Me is a twisted humdinger of a book in the best possible way. Thrilling, fast-paced, and funny, this is a page-turner from start to finish.”--Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife

“This quirky thriller, with nicely developed LGBTQ themes of self-love and a sprightly conversational tone, makes tackling gruesome killers feel a little like a romp.”--Booklist

“[A] fun, quirky thriller with a flawed yet likable main character surrounded by a wacky supporting cast. For readers who enjoy a bit of dark humor, like in Jeff Lindsay’s ‘Dexter’ series.”--Library Journal

“For a little levity, Michelle Gagnon’s suspenseful dark comedy has big Stephanie Plum vibes. . . With their chase taking us to Las Vegas, and picking up various kooky supporting characters on the way, this thriller sounds firmly tongue-in-cheek.”--Paste Magazine

“If Dexter teamed up with Stephanie Plum, the result would be Killing Me. At the story’s center is Amber Jamison, whose luck somehow manages to only get worse when surviving one serial killer just puts her in the crosshairs of another. The result is an unforgettable, laugh out loud wild ride with an irresistible cast of characters. Murder has no business being this funny.” – Kellye Garrett, author of Like a Sister

“I loved Killing Me. The writing snaps, crackles, and pops. The story is gripping, fresh, and flat out entertaining. Grab this book!” —Meg Gardiner, author of Unsub and Heat 2


6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
United States