April Agora and Polis Night - Virtual Event

Jason Pinter is the bestselling author of seven novels for adults--Hide Away, the first Rachel Marin Thriller, the acclaimed Henry Parker series (The MarkThe GuiltyThe StolenThe Fury, and The Darkness), and the stand-alone thriller The Castle, as well as the middle-grade adventure novel Zeke Bartholomew: SuperSpy! and the children's book Miracle. His books have over one million copies in print worldwide. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Thriller Award, Strand Critics Award, Barry Award, and Shamus Award, and The Mark was optioned to be a feature film.

Pinter is the founder of Polis Books, an independent press, and was honored by Publishers Weekly's Star Watch, which "recognizes young publishing professionals who have distinguished themselves as future leaders of the industry." He has written for the New RepublicEntrepreneur, the Daily BeastEsquire, and more. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two daughters. Visit him at www.JasonPinter.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @JasonPinter.

Zhanna Slor was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to the Midwest in the early 1990s. She has a master's degree in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University, and has been published in many literary magazines, including Ninth Letter, Bellevue Literary Review, Tusculum Review, Midwestern Gothic, Another Chicago Magazine, and five times in Michigan Quarterly Review, one of which received an honorary mention in Best American Essays 2014. She and her husband, saxophonist for Jazz-Rock fusion band Marbin, recently relocated from Chicago to Milwaukee, where, besides writing, she is raising her newborn daughter.

Johnny Shaw was born and raised on the Calexico/Mexicali border in the stifling heat of the California desert. He is the author of six novels including the Jimmy Veeder Fiasco border novels: DOVE SEASON, PLASTER CITY, and IMPERIAL VALLEY. Johnny has been nominated for the Anthony Award three times, winning for Best Paperback Original in 2013 for the comedic adventure novel BIG MARIA. He has been shortlisted for a number of awards and has won the Spotted Owl Award twice. His short fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Plots with Guns, Crime Factory, Shotgun Honey, and numerous anthologies. He was the Grand Marshal of the Holtville Carrot Festival Parade in 2016, which means nothing to you, but everything to him. You can find Johnny on Twitter at @BloodandTacos.

Joe Clifford is the author of five novels in his bestselling, Anthony Award-nominated Jay Porter series, as well as the acclaimed addiction memoir JUNKIE LOVE. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons. Visit him at http: //www.joeclifford.com and follow him at @joeclifford23


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On Facebook:
Most of our events can also be watched live on the Murder By The Book Facebook page, which can be found HERE. When it’s time for the event to begin, you should be able to refresh the page until the live video shows up as a new post. Or, if you have turned on Live Notifications for the page (for directions, click HERE), you’ll get a notification every time we go live and you can click that link. If you miss the beginning of the talk, as soon as it wraps up you can find it in our VIDEOS to watch from the beginning. 

Event date: 

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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A riveting debut novel from an unforgettable new voice that is literary, suspenseful, and a compelling story about identity and how you define "home".

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ISBN: 9781951709105
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After being cleared of his wife's murder, Todd Norman returns to her small Connecticut hometown in order to finish building their dream house by the lake. He is eager to restart his life and cast aside any remaining suspicious...but all of that is dashed when a young woman's body washes up on the beach next door.


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