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Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club discusses The Road to Perdition (expanded edition) by Max Allan Collins.
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Coffee & Crime Book Club reads Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford,
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Croak & Dagger book club reads Flower Net by Lisa See.
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club discusses Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty.
Live Music: Three-Legged Dog @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live music performance by James Sallis’ band: Three-Legged Dog
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Coffee & Crime Book Club shares their favorite Perry Mason novels  by Erle Stanley Gardner.
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Croak & Dagger book club reads Girl in the Ice by Rob Bryndza.
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club discusses Hail To The Chief by Ed McBain.
Live Music: Three-Legged Dog @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live music performance by James Sallis’ band: Three-Legged Dog
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Coffee & Crime Book Club reads Murder at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison.
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Croak & Dagger book club reads The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan.
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club discusses Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman.
Live Music: Three-Legged Dog @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live music performance by James Sallis’ band: Three-Legged Dog
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Coffee & Crime Book Club reads Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Croak & Dagger Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Croak & Dagger book club reads In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club discusses Assumption by Percival Everett.

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Rhys Bowen signs In Farleigh Field 7:00 pm
Rhys Bowen signs In Farleigh Field @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rhys Bowen signs In Farleigh Field @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death … Continue reading Rhys Bowen signs In Farleigh Field
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Tim Dorsey signs Clownfish Blues 7:00 pm
Tim Dorsey signs Clownfish Blues @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tim Dorsey signs Clownfish Blues @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> A (Serge A.) Storm is brewing for a cabal of bad guys gaming the Florida state lottery in this insanely funny novel from the maestro of mayhem, Tim … Continue reading Tim Dorsey signs Clownfish Blues
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Brad Parks signs Say Nothing 7:00 pm
Brad Parks signs Say Nothing @ The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brad Parks signs Say Nothing @ The Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> “Terrific book. Truly terrific. Tension throughout and tears at the end. What could be better than that?”—Sue Grafton   “Outstanding—starts with a bang and gets tenser and tenser. Say … Continue reading Brad Parks signs Say Nothing
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Author Cara Black at Scottsdale Civic Center Library 6:00 pm
Author Cara Black at Scottsdale Civic Center Library @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paris’ Districts: The Inspiration for the Aimee Leduc Series Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Civic Center Library Auditorium Event Details Explore the unique districts that inspired the Series Aimée Leduc with the author … Continue reading Author Cara Black at Scottsdale Civic Center Library
Amy Engel signs The Roanoke Girls 7:00 pm
Amy Engel signs The Roanoke Girls @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Amy Engel signs The Roanoke Girls @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> “Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.” After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with … Continue reading Amy Engel signs The Roanoke Girls
Isabella Maldonado signs Blood’s Echo 7:00 pm
Isabella Maldonado signs Blood’s Echo @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Isabella Maldonado signs Blood's Echo @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> Detective Veranda Cruz leads an elite task force on the Phoenix Police Drug Enforcement Bureau. Bartolo Villalobos is the ruthless heir apparent to the most powerful cartel in … Continue reading Isabella Maldonado signs Blood’s Echo
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Erika Lewis signs Game of Shadows hosted by Aprilynne Pike 7:00 pm
Erika Lewis signs Game of Shadows hosted by Aprilynne Pike @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Erika Lewis signs Game of Shadows hosted by Aprilynne Pike @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> Ethan Makkai thought that seeing ghosts was the worst of his problems. Between his ethereal gift and life with a single mother hell-bent on watching his every move, … Continue reading Erika Lewis signs Game of Shadows hosted by Aprilynne Pike
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Coffee & Crime Book Club 10:30 am
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Coffee & Crime Book Club @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Coffee & Crime Book Club reads A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas.
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Jacqueline Winspear signs In This Grave Hour 7:00 pm
Jacqueline Winspear signs In This Grave Hour @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jacqueline Winspear signs In This Grave Hour @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> “A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander.” — Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs Sunday September 3rd 1939.  At the moment Prime … Continue reading Jacqueline Winspear signs In This Grave Hour
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Anne Perry signs Murder on The Serpentine 7:00 pm
Anne Perry signs Murder on The Serpentine @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anne Perry signs Murder on The Serpentine @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> In the history of Anne Perry’s bestselling Victorian mystery series, the stakes have never been greater than now—as a mission for queen and country places the future of … Continue reading Anne Perry signs Murder on The Serpentine
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Brunonia Barry signs The Fifth Petal hosted by Linda Castillo 7:00 pm
Brunonia Barry signs The Fifth Petal hosted by Linda Castillo @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brunonia Barry signs The Fifth Petal hosted by Linda Castillo @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> This event will be hosted by the Poisoned Pen’s 2017 writer-in-residence Linda Castillo. Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of THE LACE READER with this spellbinding … Continue reading Brunonia Barry signs The Fifth Petal hosted by Linda Castillo
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Owen Laukkanen signs The Forgotten Girls hosted by Linda Castillo 7:00 pm
Owen Laukkanen signs The Forgotten Girls hosted by Linda Castillo @ The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Owen Laukkanen signs The Forgotten Girls hosted by Linda Castillo @ The Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> This event will be hosted by the Poisoned Pen’s 2017 writer-in-residence Linda Castillo. They are the victims no one has ever cared about, until now. Agents Stevens and … Continue reading Owen Laukkanen signs The Forgotten Girls hosted by Linda Castillo
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Sci-Friday Book Club 7:00 pm
Sci-Friday Book Club
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Explore the best in contemporary science fiction and fantasy at the Sci-Friday book club.  Join local blogger Michael Senft and the Poisoned Pen’s Pat King on this journey every third Friday*. Please try to read at … Continue reading Sci-Friday Book Club
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Four Author signing with Laura Bradford, Lynn Cahoon, Paige Shelton, & Chevy Stevens hosted by Linda Castillo 2:00 pm
Four Author signing with Laura Bradford, Lynn Cahoon, Paige Shelton, & Chevy Stevens hosted by Linda Castillo @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Four Author signing with Laura Bradford, Lynn Cahoon, Paige Shelton, & Chevy Stevens hosted by Linda Castillo @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click the titles to order a signed copy>> This event will be hosted by the Poisoned Pen’s 2017 writer-in-residence Linda Castillo. Laura Bradford signs The Silence of the Flans The second delectable Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery … Continue reading Four Author signing with Laura Bradford, Lynn Cahoon, Paige Shelton, & Chevy Stevens hosted by Linda Castillo
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Writer’s Workshop with Linda Castillo 11:00 am
Writer’s Workshop with Linda Castillo @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday March 19 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Fee: $50  Registration Required 888 560 9919 or 480 947 2974   New York Times and internationally bestselling author Linda Castillo wrote twenty three romantic suspense novels for … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop with Linda Castillo
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JA Jance signs Man Overboard 7:00 pm
JA Jance signs Man Overboard @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JA Jance signs Man Overboard @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on … Continue reading JA Jance signs Man Overboard
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Randy Wayne White signs Mangrove Lightning 7:00 pm
Randy Wayne White signs Mangrove Lightning @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Randy Wayne White signs Mangrove Lightning @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> The ghosts of a 1925 multiple murder stalk Doc Ford, in the electrifying new novel in the New York Times–bestselling series.   Doc Ford has been involved in … Continue reading Randy Wayne White signs Mangrove Lightning
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Lyndsay Faye (hosted by William Kent Krueger) signs The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes 7:00 pm
Lyndsay Faye (hosted by William Kent Krueger) signs The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lyndsay Faye (hosted by William Kent Krueger) signs The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was ten years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s … Continue reading Lyndsay Faye (hosted by William Kent Krueger) signs The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
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CJ Box signs Vicious Circle 7:00 pm
CJ Box signs Vicious Circle @ Hilton Scottsdale Resort
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CJ Box signs Vicious Circle @ Hilton Scottsdale Resort | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
This is an offsite event that will be hosted at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, USA. Click here to order a signed copy>> The past comes back to haunt game … Continue reading CJ Box signs Vicious Circle
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Tom Leveen signs Hellworld, special Lit Out Loud performance! 7:00 pm
Tom Leveen signs Hellworld, special Lit Out Loud performance! @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tom Leveen signs Hellworld, special Lit Out Loud performance! @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Join us for first ever LIT OUT LOUD event and publication party for Tom Leveen’s newest book, Hellword! Author Tom Leveen is also a 22-year veteran of local theatre, having been the artistic director of … Continue reading Tom Leveen signs Hellworld, special Lit Out Loud performance!
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Melissa Scrivner Love signs Lola, hosted by Joe Ide 7:00 pm
Melissa Scrivner Love signs Lola, hosted by Joe Ide @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Melissa Scrivner Love signs Lola, hosted by Joe Ide @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Click here to order a signed copy>> An astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White The Crenshaw Six … Continue reading Melissa Scrivner Love signs Lola, hosted by Joe Ide
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Book Release Party for The Sharpened Quill: Modern Voices in Short Fiction 7:00 pm
Book Release Party for The Sharpened Quill: Modern Voices in Short Fiction @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Release Party for The Sharpened Quill: Modern Voices in Short Fiction @ the Poisoned Pen Bookstore  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Steven Schwartz, the collection’s editor, hosts a number of the featured authors for this book release party. Short stories showing the various forms of the genre. From crime to fantasy to romance, these stories bring … Continue reading Book Release Party for The Sharpened Quill: Modern Voices in Short Fiction
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Hardboiled Discussion Group 7:00 pm
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hardboiled Discussion Group @ Poisoned Pen Bookstore | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States
Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club discusses The Road to Perdition (expanded edition) by Max Allan Collins.
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