Faceoff

Faceoff is a compilation of short stories edited by David Baldacci. This book is great because each short story has two characters who are often the heroes from their own series who faceoff (or work together to take down the bad guy). Short stories are so much fun when it is a new story with a beloved character or a great story from a new author. I loved how riddled this book is with some of my favorite mystery authors.

Here is a brief look at a few of my favorites:

When Jack Reacher walks into a bar in Boston to watch the Yankees take on the Red Sox, I knew something fun was going to happen. Nick Heller was sitting two stools away and within a couple of innings they had figured out the man sitting between them was trouble. I loved seeing how each of the characters sizes up the situation and helps in their unique way!
(Lee Child & Joseph Finder)

I thoroughly enjoyed Cotton Malone meeting Gray Pierce in the South American jungle while they were each on the same assignment. Working together the two take care of business and in just a few pages are on their way. It amazed me that the authors can create such a seamless story together and still stay true to their own characters and writing style.
(Steve Berry & James Rollins)

And on the creepy side was R. L. Stine’s Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy against Preston/Child’s Agent Pendergast in a gaslight story of the weirdest kind. There is something for every mystery fan in this book.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen (Hardback)

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin (Paperback)

The Angel Court Affair by Anne Perry (Hardback)

The Harder They Come by T. C. Boyle (Hardback)

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry (Hardback)

Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman (Paperback)

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (Paperback)

Private Down Under by James Patterson & Michael White (Paperback)

Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother and the Lesson of a Lifetime by Scott Simon

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (Book 2 in the Dorothy Must Die) (Hardback)

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (Hardback)

Instinct by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Book 6 in the Chronicles of Nick series) (Hardback)

House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Paperback)

Disney Lands:  Kingdom Keepers the Return by Ridley Pearson (Hardback)

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the past few weeks:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

The King’s Deception by Steve Berry (This is the latest Cotton Malone novel)

Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin  (This is the sequel to the Masque of the Red Death)

Tucson Festival of Books Final Schedule 2012

We are located in booth #129/#130, which is located at the end of the sidewalk by the University of Arizona bookstore in the Student Union.  Be sure to stop down and meet the authors and get a book autographed.

Saturday March 10th

10:00 AM – 11:00AM   Nancy Turner

                                             Michael Palmer

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Diana Gabaldon

                                            Betty Leavengood 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Steve Berry 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM    Susan Cummins Miller 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM      Alice Hoffman

                                           Mike Lawson 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM       Lisa See 

                                             Ellen Hopkins

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM      Thomas Perry

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM      J A Jance

4:30 PM – 5:30  PM      Kate Mathis

Sunday March 11th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Nancy Lynn

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM   John Smith

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Jennifer Lee Carrell

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM     Aprilynne Pike

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM       Michael Palmer

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM       Kim Edwards

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Kevin Cotter

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM       Jane Eppinga

Updated Tucson Festival of Books Signings With Mostly Books

Here is an updated schedule of authors and times for autographing in our booth (#129/#130).  We are located by the University of Arizona bookstore, right where the sidewalks end by the Student Union.

Saturday March 10th

10:00 AM – 11:00AM   Nancy Turner

                                        Michael Palmer

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Diana Gabaldon 

                                            Betty Leavengood 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Steve Berry 

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM    Susan Cummins Miller 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM      Alice Hoffman

                                            Mike Lawson 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM       Lisa See 

                                           Ellen Hopkins 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM      Thomas Perry

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM      J A Jance

4:30 PM – 5:30  PM      Kate Mathis

Sunday March 11th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Nancy Lynn

 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   John Smith

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM    Jennifer Lee Carrell

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM     Aprilynne Pike

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM       Michael Palmer

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM       Kim Edwards

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Kevin Cotter

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM       Jane Eppinga