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Mysteries to Die For is closing after a long and wonderful run of nineteen years.


Thanks to all of you who have graced the store with your attendance and all of those special mail order customers who have supported the store over the years.  We are humbled and appreciative of the countless e-mails, phone calls, and letters we have received in response to the news.


Please join us for a farewell party on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m..  It is going to be a special evening highlighted by our final author event.  Edgar nominee Timothy Hallinan will be discussing and signing The Fear Artist the newest thriller set in Bankok featuring Poke Rafferty.  And yes, there will be cake!  We hope to see a lot of you there.


And as a final note, the last day of business will be Saturday, July 28.


Good-bye and Good Luck to all of you.




Wednesday,  July 25, 7:00 p.m.


Timothy Hallinan, The Fear Artist (Poke Rafferty Mystery No. 5)



Carrying two cans of paint intended to spruce up his apartment, travel writer Poke Rafferty is knocked to the ground from behind by a man who gasps three words and dies having been shot to death.  Rafferty's problems are just beginning when the arriving Thai authorities deny that the man was shot and demand Poke's papers.  Poke is forced to become a fugitive and uncover why the Bangkok secret police consider him as an agent in the war on terror.  This is a stellar international thriller that is both politically relevant and thought provoking.


This page was revised on July 23, 2012