Wow, what a night we had with authors Brett Battles, John Lescroart and Steve Martin. The store was packed and everyone was in high spirits when the guys took center stage.
Brett Battles signed Shadow of Betrayal (Doubleday $25).
Battles's first novel The Cleaner ($6.99) made a 2007 First Mystery Pick meaning we shipped some 150 to him to sign. We followed up with the spine-tingling and twisty The Deceived ($7.99) in 2008, a book with a plot that surprised at every turn. Great stuff.
John Lescroart signed his new book Plague of Secrets, (Dutton $27).
A multiple murder case plagued by lies and deception, there is one terrible secret that defense attorney Dismas Hardy is duty-bound to protect. Even if the price is his client's life.
Lawyer Martini came back to sign Guardian of Lies (Morrow $27) (he was here in late June for the Arizona Bar Association Convention) and hang out with Lescroart and Battles. And in the audience we had authors Brent Ghelfi (We are host a kick off TUESDAY AUGUST 18 for Brent i 7:30 pm at Arizona Biltmore Grand Ballroom where he will discus and sign his new Volk, The Venona Cable (Holt $25)) and Camille Kimball (who debuts, September 1: at our CSI; Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Grand Ballroom. Jack Ballentine (Author of Muder For Hire) will be at the Sept 1st event leading the discusion for the book and events surrounding the Phoenix Serial Shooter: Sudden Shot (Berkley $7.99), at approximately 8 pm. People involved in the case may appear.)