Sean Carswell is the prolific author of four novels, three short story collections, and an academic monograph. He is also the co-founder of Gorsky Press. Sean’s latest novel, Dead Extra, is a crime novel set in 1940’s Los Angeles. Returning home a war-scarred veteran from the horrors of World War II, Jack Chesley learns of the death of his wife, Wilma, the unfortunate victim of an everyday household accident. However, it becomes apparent that his wife’s death was not as simple as it seems . With the help of Wilma’s fiery twin-sister, Gertie, Jack vows to uncover the real circumstances to his wife’s death.
Todd will be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Brackmann, author of the Ellie McEnroe novels set in China and the thrillers Getaway and Go-Between. She called Dead Extra, “…a refreshing take on the classic hard boiled ‘40s noir.”