Saturday, June 19, 2010
Coffee & Crime author breakfast , starting at 10 am
We're very pleased that Michael Koryta will make his first visit to MLB on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10 am for a Coffee & Crime author breakfast. He'll be here with a new novel, an exciting departure from his previous work, So Cold the River .
Edgar-nominated author Michael Koryta began his career with Tonight I Said Goodbye, the first in a series of four books to feature Cleveland PI Lincoln Perry. Throughout the series Koryta maintained a high standard of writing that observed the conventions of the hardboiled PI while extending the scope of the books to include issues of character and motivation. He is also the author of a standalone novel, Envy the Night.
With So Cold the River Koryta moves in a new and unexpected direction with a ghost story for grownups. Set largely in French Lick, Indiana he makes excellent use of the town's unusual history as a spa resort in the Thirties and home of two astonishing, elegant hotels within walking distance of each other. The story concerns videographer Eric Shaw, his career in ruins as well as his marriage, who has been reduced to producing funeral videos in Chicago after his Hollywood career flames out. He's hired by a wealthy man's daughter in law to go to French Lick to produce a video about the man's background. Once there Eric turns up some disturbing facts about his client while also experiencing visions of past events that defy rational explantion. The reader is drawn further and further into Eric's nightmarish experience as he tries to unravel the mysteries of past crimes before present day bad guys catch up with him.
The Coffee & Crime author breakfast begins at 10 am and includes continental breakfast along with talk and signing by the author. Cost is $5 and reservations are necessary.
You can purchase tickets online. For multiple ticket purchases you can adjust the quantity in the shopping cart before you check out.
Ticket to Michael Koryta Coffee & Crime, $5