Saturday, April 19, 2008

Noir mystery, cozy mystery, traditional mystery, mysterious mystery, mystery and more mystery.......

APRIL 19TH. 4:00 PM
Mystery abounds as we host four specialists of the genre.....

Christa Faust will be featuring her latest novel, Money Shot. It all began with the phone call asking former porn star Angel Dare to do one more movie. Before she knew it, she’d been shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car. But Angel is a survivor. And that means she’ll get to the bottom of what’s been done to her even if she has to leave a trail of bodies along the way...
"Christa Faust’s Money Shot has to be an early contender for mystery debut of the year...Money Shot has no peer in hardboiled writing about the sex industry." - The Bloomberg News

Sue Ann Jaffarian has just released the third novel in her Odelia Grey mystery series, Thugs and Kisses. Odelia Grey is the middle-aged, plus-size, humorous amateur sleuth of the series. A woman ready to show the world that you don't have to be thin and young to be happy and complete.
"I'd like to spend more time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia, a plus-size fat-liberationist with a handsome wheelchair-bound lover. Odelia, a paralegal from Costa Mesa, Calif., is as infectiously optimistic, despite frequent humiliation, as Alexander McCall Smith's dear Precious Ramotswe is serene. And like Miss Zukas and Agatha, she does not hesitate to give justice a small, well-plotted forward shove at every opportunity. " — The New York Times

Kathryn Lilley presents Dying To Be Thin, the first installment in her Fat City Mysteries series. It’s a story about dieting, sex and murder set in a residential diet clinic (read: “fat farm”). In this clinic, the only things more dangerous than the food are the fondue forks…

Hannah Dennison will be debuting her novel A Vicky Hill Exclusive! The title character is a young investigative journalist who opens a Pandora's Box of troubles. Casting safety aside and with only her pluck, wit and determination to fall back on, Vicky must decide just how far she is prepared to go to clinch the story of a lifetime.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Catch the Criminal-April 17th. from 11:00 to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm

An intense page-turner based on the author's true-life experiences. Stan Lerner's Criminal is the graphic and shocking account of the rise to power of the world s most calculating and dangerous criminal...Sam Noah. Sam Noah was handsome, intelligent, and charismatic. He came from a good family, had the perfect girlfriend, and attended UCLA where he ranked at the top of his class. Noah could have made anything he wanted to out of his life. But crime came naturally to him. The story begins in 1984. The Cold War is at its height and the CIA is looking for still more funding for its covert operations around the world. Powerful men decide that there must be a go to guy. A man that will do whatever is necessary to finance the wars that Congress cannot be made aware of. Sam Noah takes a job at a popular nightclub where he runs a small-time ticket scam -- and he begins to recruit the ruthless men that will help him build a narcotics empire. When the FBI becomes a gathering threat to Noah, he forms an alliance with the CIA. His innovations -- the crack house and the drive-by shooting -- not only bring an unprecedented level of violence to the streets of America. They assure the powerful men who have engaged his services that Noah is indeed capable of doing the unthinkable. The sale of cocaine makes him rich. His willingness to commit murder ensures that he will remain so. Not since Hannibal Lecter has there been such a horrifying yet engaging mastermind of evil. Stan Lerner's Criminal transports the reader into the darkest of all places: the criminal mind. This is an unforgettable journey into the psyche of Sam Noah -- the man behind some of the most brutal sins against humanity. By the end of this unflinching tale, what may shock the reader the most is how he or she will ultimately identify with and root for this ruthless but brilliant Criminal. Sta! n Lerner was born in Montebello, California and currently lives in Los Angeles. His vast and diverse body of work has earned him such credits as: the painter of The Black Period, the creator and producer of the Las Vegas music spectacle Night Tribe , the writer, director, producer of the motion picture comedy Meet The Family , and now the author of Stan Lerner's Criminal . Stan Lerner is truly one of the great creative forces of our time.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Spot light on L.A. Theatres and the L.A. River

Join us for a book signing Art Walk night April 10th. 7:30 at Metropolis Books. We are hosting authors Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Amy Ronnebeck Hall, and Marc Wannamaker who will all sign and discuss their new book, Theatres in Los Angeles. Also that night we are hosting author Ted Elrick who will sign and discuss his book on the Los Angeles River. Don't miss this event, learn the history of old Los Angeles.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Now Arriving!! LAX Poets

Join us at Metropolis Books April 5th. at 4:00 pm, as we welcome poets; Julie Gamberg, Sid Miller, Vandana Khanna, Marlys West. The LAX Poets are a collaborative of four poets with published books, awards, exciting work, and compelling (and varied) reading styles. Join them as they present from their works! 440 S. Main St.