Penguin Random House Night - Virtual Event

Join us for an evening of publishing insider recommendations and a peek at Penguin Random House's upcoming season. Brian Contine, our Penguin Sales Rep, will be joined by our Random House Sales Reps, Liz Sullivan and Emily Smolarek. Each will be telling us about upcoming titles they're excited about. 


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On YouTube:
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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: 

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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A Gentleman in Moscow meets Moulin Rouge in this stylish, sexy page-turner set in Paris on the eve of World War II, where Clementine, a queer American ex-pat and notorious thief, is drawn out of retirement and into one last scam when the Nazis invade.


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