Men of Mystery 2010 -- Irvine Marriott

 Mysterious Galaxy is pleased to be the bookseller once again for Men of Mystery at the Irvine Marriott. This annual event offers attendees the chance to visit with and get books signed by more than 50 male mystery writers — everything from legal thrillers to surfer P.I.’s. Featured speakers at the 2010 Celebration are Gregg Hurwitz  (They’re Watching) in conversation with Christopher Rice  (The Moonlit Earth) in the morning, and San Diego’s own Don Winslow (Savages) in the afternoon. Meet new authors like Graham Brown and Dennis Palumbo, as well as returning favorites like Thomas Perry, Shane Gericke, and Thomas Greanias. Attendees get to have lunch with men from all over North America, and all over the genre.  For more information, visit the Men of Mystery website.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Irvine Marriott Hotel
18000 Von Karman Ave. Suite #302
92612 Irvine
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ISBN: 9780312534905
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 6th, 2010

"Riveting, emotionally rich, original, and beautifully written, this book kept me up too late reading, had me sneaking in pages the next day. "They're Watching "reminded me what it's like to be in the thrall of a great story: helpless until the end, loving every minute of it."--Lisa Unger, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Die for You"

Patrick Davis is a man with troubles. First his Hollywood dreams crumble and then his storybook marriage hits a snag. Now, DVDs start being delivered to his house--DVDs which show that someone is watching him and his wife, that the two of them are being stalked and recorded by cameras hidden in their house. Then the e-mails start, and someone offers to fix everything, to take the mess his life has become and make it all right. Patrick figures it's the offer of a lifetime. But Patrick couldn't be more wrong. With every step he falls deeper into a web of intrigue that threatens everything he values in this world. Before he knows it, he's in and in deep--and his only escape is to outwit and outplay his unseen opponents at their own game.


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ISBN: 9780743294072
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Published: Scribner - April 6th, 2010

"How long do I have to convince you that my brother is not capable of murdering sixty people?"

Christopher Rice, the author of four New York Times bestselling novels by the age of thirty, returns with his first female protagonist since "The Snow Garden." In "The Moonlit Earth," he delivers a compelling psychological thriller about a young woman who must act to save her brother's reputation and life when he is accused of being involved in a terrorist event.

When Megan and Cameron Reynolds's father walked out on their mother, they forged an unbreakable bond. If their father could not be there to take care of them, they would always be there to take care of each other. But life intervenes, and siblings go separate ways . . . until something happens to reforge that bond.

At thirty, faced with disappointments in career and romance, Megan Reynolds returns to the safety of Cathedral Beach, the home of her mother, who lives among the wealthy with no money of her own. Cameron worries that his sister will lose herself around their mother's frivolous life, but Megan worries more about her brother. She worries that Cameron's care- free charm, which makes him popular in both his work as a flight attendant on a luxury airline and the West Hollywood party scene he enjoys, could lead him into danger.

When a bomb goes off in a high-end hotel in Hong Kong, security-camera footage appears on television showing two men escaping: one Middle Eastern and one American. Megan and her mother recognize the young American as Cameron--and find that he has become enmeshed with a mysterious family of wealthy Saudis.

In her desperate journey to save her brother's life, Megan uncovers a trail of secrets and intrigue that

snakes from the decadent beaches of southern Thailand to the glass skyscrapers of Hong Kong-- and finds herself part of a dark global conspiracy that involves a member of her own family.


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ISBN: 9781439183366
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 13th, 2010

I have been a huge fan of Don Winslow’s since the very first book I read
(A Cool Breeze on the Underground) when we opened the bookstore 17
years ago. And my enthusiasm has never been diminished. With every book I
read, my personal fandom for Don grows. The only thing that puzzles me
is why Don Winslow is not yet a household name.

With the publication of Savages, I think this puzzle will be solved as
Don once again proves that he is a master at his craft. This time he
takes on the Mexican drug cartel, Southern California law enforcement,
and a bunch of extremely likable drug dealers. This in-your-face,
spare-no-one, adrenalin rush of a novel is as addictive as the drugs
that Ben and Chon create and “dispense.” This novel will have you
shivering in your boots because you know that this is as much fact as it
is fiction. And Don spares no one and treads lightly nowhere. This
smart, frantic look into one of the deadliest crime issues in our
current history will ensure a place on every bookshelf for Don Winslow. --tlg