Join us for a talk and signing with a trio of acclaimed Michigan mystery authors! PJ Parrish (the sister writing team of Kris Montee and Kelly Nichols) is celebrating the release of The Damage Done the newest book in the NYT bestselling Louis Kincaid mystery series. Joining them will be C.M. Gleason, presenting Murder in the Oval Library, the second book in her Lincoln’s White House Mystery season.
Praise for The Damage Done
"The past and the present come into stunning focus in this brilliantly crafted thriller. You'll love every fast-paced minute spent with Michigan cold case detective Louis Kincaid, as he lifts the lid off a series of horrific unsolved murders and finds himself forced to confront their present-day legacies. Relentlessly plotted, yet filled with poignant family emotion, The Damage Done will grip you from start to finish." --Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE CUTTING EDGE
"Welcome to the Michigan State Police Special Investigations Unit, where cold cases turn red hot and Louis Kincaid finds a disturbing new home for his skills, his compassion, and his relentless obsession with rendering justice... THE DAMAGE DONE is a gritty thriller with a high-octane pace and a beautifully evoked sense of place."-- C.J. Box, #1 New York Times best selling author of THE DISAPPEARED.
"For the last decade and a half, P.J. Parrish has delivered one fine thriller after another featuring the complex and compelling Louis Kincaid. The Damage Done is no exception. With a pace that never flags, dialogue that pops like a string of firecrackers, and a cast of characters so intriguing you can't look away, this newest Kincaid novel highlights the mastery of a writing team at the top of their game." --William Kent Kruger, New York Times bestselling author of DESOLATION MOUNTAIN
About The Damage Done by PJ Parrish
Louis Kincaid, once exiled from Michigan's law enforcement community, gets an unexpected offer to wear a badge again, as part of an elite homicide squad for the Michigan State Police. But his return to his home comes at the bidding of the man, Mark Steele, who once set out to destroy him. With mistrust still simmering, Louis takes on the ice-cold murder case of two small boys left in a wooden box in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula over two decades earlier. But when the white-hot recent murder of a mega-church minister forces the team in another direction, Louis finds himself on the hunt for two killers, at odds again with Captain Steele and haunted by memories of his own damaged childhood.
About the Authors
PJ Parrish (the sister writing team of Kris Montee and Kelly Nichols) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Louis Kincaid mystery series. The books are set in Florida and Michigan and have garnered 11 major mystery awards and nominations, including a Michigan Notable Book selection, three Shamus Awards, an International Thriller Writers award and an Edgar Award nomination. The authors are northern Michigan residents and are available for summer events throughout the north.
Praise for C. M. Gleason's Murder in the Oval Library:
"An excellent mystery combined with brilliant historical detail." --Kirkus Reviews
Praise for C.M. Gleason’s Murder in the Lincoln White House:
“History, mystery, and a little romance combine with a diverse cast of characters to start the new Lincoln’s White House Mystery series that’s difficult to put down! Well-known historical figures share the pages with the fictional ensemble, capturing an authentic portrait of the period and adding layers to both the plot and the setting. Perfect for mystery fans as well as Lincoln/Civil War aficionados.”- RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
“Gleason does a good job evoking the period with convincing detail.” - Publishers Weekly
About Murder in the Oval Library
April 13, 1861: Rebel troops are across the Potomac River, only 800 feet from the White House and President Lincoln—but a murderer is even closer . . .
With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun—and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital.
Lincoln’s trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn’s old friend from the Bloody Kansas conflict, Senator Jim Lane, hastily assemble a motley crew of just over a hundred men and garrison them in the East Room at the White House. Dubbed the Frontier Guard, these rough-and-tumble patriots steel themselves for the inevitable attack.
But even as dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House. One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in the oval library, throat slit ear to ear. There is a murderer among them.
About the Author
C. M. Gleason is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stoker & Holmes series for teens, in addition to the Lincoln White House mysteries. She lives in the Midwest and is hard at work on her next novel. Learn more at: cmgleason.com.