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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2014

Event date: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 5:00pm

Laini Taylor 

Lisa Scottoline

Melissa de la Cruz 

Peter James

Darrell James







Olivia Samms

Rachel Searles

Margaret Stohl 

Michael Johnston

Ridley Pearson

On Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, Mysterious Galaxy will be hosting dozens of authors in our booth on the grounds of USC University Park Campus as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Mysterious Galaxy’s booth location is Booth #368. Mystery fans will be particularly pleased to note that we are adjacent to the Southern CA Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime booths.

For more information about the Festival and directions, etc. visit the official web site. 

Authors scheduled to appear in our booth include: Stuart Woods, Scott O'Connor, Scott Eyman, Samuel Gailey, Connie Archer, Kem Nunn, and many more! 

Our current signing schedule can be found at the bottom of this page ... all information subject to change. 

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316134071
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476726533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Howard Books - May 13th, 2014


We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr. Conway will not be signing. 

Carnal Curiosity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399164163
Published: Putnam Adult - April 8th, 2014

Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes—and Stone is a material witness—he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come.

Half World: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476716596
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 18th, 2014

In the 1950s, the CIA began a clandestine operation known as Project MKULTRA, in which unwitting American citizens were subjected to insidious drug and mind-control experiments. In the two decades the program ran, a nation's trust was betrayed and countless lives--and families--were destroyed. Haunted and inspired by these real-life events, acclaimed novelist Scott O'Connor has crafted a riveting, tour de force literary thriller that vividly imagines the devastating emotional legacy of such a program through the eyes of one of its more unexpected victims.

John Wayne: The Life and Legend Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439199589
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 1st, 2014

Drawing on interviews that author Scott Eyman conducted with John Wayne before his death and more than 100 interviews with the actor's family, co-stars, and close associates, this revelatory biography shows how both the facts and fictions about Wayne illuminate his singular life.

Deep Winter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399165962
Published: Blue Rider Press - February 20th, 2014

In the small town of Wyalusing in eastern Pennsylvania, a woman is found brutally murdered one winter night. Next to the body is Danny Bedford, a misunderstood man who suffered a tragic brain injury that left him with limited mental capabilities. Despite his simple life, his intimidating size has caused his neighbors to ostracize him out of fear of what he may do. So when the local bully-turned-deputy discovers Danny with the body, it’s obvious that Danny’s physical strength has finally become deadly. But in the long, freezing night that follows, the murder is only the first in a series of crimes that viciously upset the town order—an unstoppable chain of violence that appears to make Danny’s guilt undeniable. 

With the threat of an approaching blizzard, the local sheriff and a state trooper work through the predawn hours to restore some semblance of order to Wyalusing. As they investigate one unspeakable incident after another, they discover an intricate web of lies revealing that not everything is quite what it seems.

A Roux of Revenge (A Soup Lover's Mystery #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425252420
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Published: Berkley - April 1st, 2014

Snowflake, Vermont, is known for its skiing in winter—and its soup all year round, thanks to Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful. Autumn brings golden leaves, pumpkin rice soup, the annual Harvest Festival…and murder.   Lucky’s soup shop is busier than usual this October, with groups of itinerant travelers in town to work the Harvest Festival. One newcomer seems to take a particular interest in Lucky’s young waitress, Janie, spying on her from across the street. Is the stranger stalking Janie?   After an unidentified man is found murdered in a van by the side of the road, simmering suspicions about the travelers are brought to a boil. But when Janie is put in harm’s way, Lucky must join forces with the travelers to turn up the heat on a killer…

Chance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743289245
Published: Scribner Book Company - February 18th, 2014

Nunn's new novel is a dark book involving psychiatric mystery, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and terrifyingly realistic violence--a tale told amid the back streets of California's Bay Area, far from the cleansing breezes of the ocean. This is a landscape where nameless persons lose their identities and find new ones after days of sex in a motel room, where homeless war veterans create neo-hippie encampments--this is California noir, this is Kem Nunn country. It's not pretty, it's not sweet, but it is disturbing and unforgettable.

Kingdom Keepers VII (Kingdom Keepers, Book VII): The Insider Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423164906
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2014

The Kingdom Keepers' senior year in high school is almost over. For more than three years, things have been quiet. Their battles are long behind them, they agree, the threat to the Disney realm silenced albeit at great cost. But inside the catacombs of the Aztec temple where Finn Whitman faced down his nemesis, the monstrous Chernabog, a new threat brews.
Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory-a lost icon. It was believed to be gone forever. The Keepers have one last chance to preserve the heart of the Kingdom-Disneyland-from a terrifying destruction decades in the making. ""

Dead Man's Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250030184
Published: Minotaur Books - October 15th, 2013

In "Dead Man's Time," the latest from international bestselling author Peter James, Roy Grace finds himself up against that most dangerous of all adversaries--a man with fury in his heart who has nothing to lose.

New York, 1922. Five-year-old Gavin Daly and his seven-year-old sister, Aileen, are boarding the SS Mauretania to Dublin--and safety. Their mother has been shot and their Irish mobster father abducted. Suddenly, a messenger hands Gavin a piece of paper on which are written four names and eleven numbers, a cryptic message that will haunt him all his life, and his father's pocket watch. As the ship sails, Gavin watches Manhattan fade into the dusk and makes a promise, that one day he will return and find his father.

Brighton, 2012. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates a savage burglary in Brighton, in which an old lady is murdered and 10m of antiques have been taken, including a rare vintage watch. To Grace's surprise, the antiques are unimportant to her family--it is the watch they want back. As his investigation probes deeper, he realizes he has kicked over a hornets nest of new and ancient hatreds. At its heart is one man, Gavin Daly, the dead woman's ninety-five-year-old brother. He has a score to settle and a promise to keep--both of which lead to a murderous trail linking the antiques world of Brighton, the crime fraternity of Spain's Marbella, and New York.

Roy Grace, in a race against the clock to stop another killing, has met his most dangerous adversary yet.

Keep Quiet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250010094
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 8th, 2014

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, Lisa will not be signing. 

Sketchy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781477817049
Published: Skyscape - March 4th, 2014

Bea's life has been a mess ever since she got kicked out of private school and sent to rehab. Now clean, Bea is starting over at Packard High School, in a city shaken from two assaults on young women. The latest victim, Willa Pressman--the one who survived--doesn't remember a thing. But Bea has a disturbing new "skill": she can see--and then draw--images from other people's minds. And when she looks at Willa, Bea is shocked by what she sketches. Bea might be the only one who knows Willa's secrets-and who can take down the killer before he strikes again.    

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Mirabella & the Faded Phantom Cover Image
By Sharon Skinner, Kieth Decesare (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781938190162
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Published: Brick Cave Books - March 1st, 2014

A middle grade paranormal adventure from author Sharon Skinner (The Nelig Stones, The Healer's Legacy)
“Something hissed and a wet chill wrapped around Mirabella’s wrist and crawled toward her shoulder. She whipped around and glimpsed the outline of someone sitting on the edge of her bed. But as she stared, the image faded to a blur.”

When twelve-year old Mirabella and her mother move into Great Aunt Clovinia’s old house, Mirabella discovers they aren’t the only ones living there. A mysterious faded specter haunts the place.

When the house is scheduled for demolition, Mirabella must unravel the mystery of the ghost’s identity, and free it from the old house before it’s too late.