• S. Denver/Parker Book Club - End of the Road by LS Hawker
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: LS Hawker, End of the Road Great minds can change the world or leave it in ruins . . . When tech prodigy Jade Veverka creates a program to communicate with her autistic sister, she’s tapped by a startup to explore the potential applications of her technology. But Jade quickly begins to notice some strange things about the small Kansas town just beyond the company’s campus—why are there no children anywhere to be seen, and for that matter, anyone over the age of forty? Why do all of the people living here act uncomfortable and jumpy? On the way home one night, Jade and her co-worker are run off the road, and their lab and living spaces are suddenly overrun with armed guards, purportedly for their safety. Confined to the compound and questioning what her employers might be hiding from her, Jade fears she’s losing control not only of her invention, but of her very life. It soon becomes clear that the threat reaches far beyond Jade and her family, and the real danger is much closer than she’d ever imagined.

    Vines Wine Bar and Bistro

    19501 Mainstreet · Parker

  • S. Denver/Parker Book Club - Better Off Read by Nora Page
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Nora Page, Better Off Read (A Bookmobile Mystery) Septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins won’t be shushed when an upstart young mayor threatens to permanently shelve her tiny town’s storm-damaged library. She takes to her bookmobile, Words on Wheels, to collect allies and rally library support throughout Catalpa Springs, Georgia. However, Cleo soon rolls into trouble. A major benefactor known for his eccentric DIY projects requests all available books on getting away with murder. He’s no Georgia peach, and Cleo wonders if she should worry about his plans. She knows she should when she discovers him bludgeoned and evidence points to her best friend, Mary-Rose Garland. Sure of Mary-Rose’s innocence, Cleo applies her librarian’s sleuthing skills to the case, assisted by friends, family, and the dapper antiquarian bookseller everyone keeps calling her boyfriend. Evidence stacks up, but a killer is overdue to strike again. With lives and her library on the line, Cleo must shift into high gear to close the book on murder in Better Off Read, the charming Bookmobile series debut by Nora Page.

    Vines Wine Bar and Bistro

    19501 Mainstreet · Parker

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  • NorCO Book Club - Red Sky by Chris Goff
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Chris Goff, Red Sky (A Raisa Jordon Thriller #2) When People’s Republic Flight 91 crashes in northeastern Ukraine with a U.S. diplomatic agent onboard, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service Agent Raisa Jordan is sent to investigate. The agent was escorting a prisoner home from Guangzhou, China, along with sensitive documents, and it quickly becomes apparent that the plane was intentionally downed. Was it to silence the two Americans onboard? To avoid a diplomatic incident, Jordan must discover what the Americans knew that was worth killing hundreds to cover up. With Russia deeply entangled in the Ukraine and the possibility that China could be hiding reasons to bring down its own plane, tensions are high. As international relations and even more lives hang in the balance, Jordan races to stop a new Cold War. Red Sky, Chris Goff’s pulse-pounding follow-up to Dark Waters, is yet another white-knuckle joyride for fans of Gayle Lynds.

    DazBog Coffee Shop

    2733 Council Tree Ave, Suite 125 · Fort Collins, CO

  • S. Denver/Parker Book Club - Dark Waters by Chris Goff
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Chris Goff, Dark Waters: A Thriller When photojournalist Lucy Vega is dispatched to cover a Malibu canyon car wreck, she is horrified to discover the victim is her beloved uncle. The coroner on scene declares his death accidental, but when a leading homicide detective appears at the site along with the counter-terrorism chief, she suspects other chilling possibilities. Lucy and reporter Bea Middleton begin to piece together the disturbing puzzle behind the murder. As the picture gains clarity, they find themselves confronting a dangerous Mexican drug cartel where Lucy’s psychopathic nemesis and former colleague is the puppet master intent on her destruction. Reluctantly partnering with Michael Burleson, a handsome network war correspondent in the grip of his own erratic demons, Lucy follows the trail deep into the heroin-trafficking foothills of central Mexico. Surrounded by corruption, betrayal, and brutality, where everyone’s in the cartel’s deep pocket, Lucy, Bea, and Burleson risk all to find the truth.

    Vines Wine Bar and Bistro

    19501 Mainstreet · Parker

  • NorCO Book Club - Killing Secrets by KL Docter
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: KL Docter, Killing Secrets (Thorne’s Thorns #1) Some secrets are better left dead…. Rachel James’ ex-husband is released from prison determined to reclaim her and her little girl — the child is his key to controlling the James fortune. Frightened, Rachel flees to Denver with the child who hasn’t uttered a word since her daddy went to prison. Contractor Patrick Thorne wants nothing to do with another of his parents’ charity cases. He failed his own wife so abysmally she took her own life as well as his unborn son’s. After two years, it’s time to concentrate on the bid he’s won and the saboteur trying to destroy his construction firm. There is no room for trust in either of their hearts. But trust is all that will untangle the secrets that dominate their lives, free a little girl of her silent prison, and save them all from a serial killer who stands too close.

    DazBog Coffee Shop

    2733 Council Tree Ave, Suite 125 · Fort Collins, CO

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  • S. Denver/Parker Book Club - Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Margaret Mizushima, Hunting Hour (Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries #3) Deputy Mattie Cobb is in a dark place and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to work on issues from her past. When she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker’s Hill behind the high school, and Mattie must head to the Walker home to break the bad news. But that’s only the start of trouble in Timber Creek, because soon another girl goes missing―and this time it’s one of Cole’s daughters. Knowing that each hour a child remains missing lessens the probability of finding her alive, Mattie and Robo lead the hunt while Cole and community volunteers join in to search everywhere. To no avail. It seems that someone has snatched all trace of the Walker girl from their midst, including her scent. Grasping at straws, Mattie and Robo follow a phoned-in tip into the dense forest, where they hope to find a trace of the girl’s scent and to rescue her alive. But when Robo does catch her scent, it leads them to information that challenges everything they thought they knew about the case. Mattie and Robo must rush to hunt down the kidnapper before they’re too late in Hunting Hour, the third installment in critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima’s exhilarating mystery series.

    Vines Wine Bar and Bistro

    19501 Mainstreet · Parker

  • NorCO Book Club - Finding Abby by Rhonda Blackhurst
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Rhonda Blackhurst, Finding Abby Abby Sinclair is fiercely independent, successful, and a single mom to nine-year-old Cooper. Five years ago her ex-husband, and ex-cop, Hunter, was sentenced to prison for beating her nearly to death. Now, Hunter is out of prison and ready for revenge. When Abby’s dear, elderly friend is found dead, she inherits idyllic Whispering Pines Resort in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Moving provides the perfect answer to escape from Hunter. Abby, Cooper, and her father, Jeremiah Jordan, move and begin to build a new life. There she meets Gabriel Coleman, who works to convince her it’s safe to open her heart once again. But is it a risk she can afford to take? When someone begins terrorizing her, Abby finds herself in a game of cat and mouse. As she struggles to discover who she can and cannot trust, singling people out one by one, she grows closer to Gabriel. Just when she thinks her world is safe, it’s knocked upside down as she’s faced with an unexpected nemesis intent on taking everything she has. Has she trusted all the wrong people? The battle has turned into a war and Abby is forced to learn a hard and fast lesson in trust and love.

    DazBog Coffee Shop

    2733 Council Tree Ave, Suite 125 · Fort Collins, CO

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  • “Successfully Writing a Series” & “Interviewing without a Badge”
    “Successfully Writing a Series” & “Interviewing without a Badge” (Feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both.) Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event: August 11, 2018 Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 [masked]-READ) https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/2018/05/01/event-bernadette-marie-and-tan-smith/ Please Note: [This event is an open and free event to the public.] SCHEDULE 9:30-10:00 am Welcome, Announcements 10:00 am-12:00 pm “Successfully Writing a Series” - Bernadette Marie 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants) 1:00-3:00 pm “Interviewing without a Badge” – Tan Smith 3:00-4:00 pm Board Meeting (all are welcome, location to be announced at the meeting) PROGRAM “Successfully Writing a Series” - Bernadette Marie Explore the adventure that is writing a series and learn the key elements to your series success. We will discuss the necessity of plotting out your series and creating a series “Bible.” What genres are best suited for a series and how does the passage of time affect the series? Cover art, character arcs, pitching, and marketing you series will also be discussed in depth. “Interviewing without a Badge” – Tan Smith There are a number of misconceptions surrounding interviews. Thanks to the media, the concept of an interview is equated to an “interrogation” in which the suspect finally caves and admits to a crime. This presentation will strive to dispel the myths, clarify how the many different types of interviews are conducted, and how women can utilize their talents to discover information. ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has published over thirty-five books. As owner of 5 Prince Publishing and Illumination Author Events, Bernadette enjoys sharing her knowledge of writing and publishing with those who aspire to be part of the literary community. Website: www.bernadettemarie.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorbernadettemarie Twitter: www.twitter.com/writesromance Instagram: www.instagram.com/authorbernadettemarie Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/writerofromance Family and Lifestyle blog: www.thishouseofboys.com *** Tan Smyth has been a private investigator since 2006, opening Ruby Moon Investigations, LLC in 2007. She has been a Board member of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado for a number of years, holding several positions. She is also a Cold War Veteran, a wife, and a primary staff member to several cats. Her specialties include interviews and statements, research, OSINT, and backgrounds. *** About Sisters in Crime members are writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and others with an appreciation for the mystery genre. Sisters in Crime is an organization, whose mission is “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Membership is open to all persons worldwide who have a special interest in crime and mystery writing and in furthering the purposes of Sisters in Crime, Inc.

    Lone Tree Library

    10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, CO 80124 · Lone Tree, CO

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  • Brighton/N. Denver Book Club – Under the Stone Paw by Theresa Crater
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Theresa Crater, Under the Stone Paw (Power Places Series Book 1) A forgotten family legacy. Six crystal keys. One shot at unlocking the secrets beneath the Sphinx. Anne Le Clair, a successful, young attorney, has always managed to remain free from her family’s Gothic past—until now. When she inherits her eccentric aunt’s antique necklace though, she finds no escape from its secrets. Anne is immersed in a crash course of forbidden wisdom, secret societies, and her family’s own legacy. She soon discovers that her aunt’s necklace is one of just six powerful “keys” that, when combined with the other five at the appointed time, unlocks the legendary Hall of Records. However, another group, the shadowy Illuminati, is working behind the scenes to uncover the same powerful secrets—and make them their own.

    Starbucks

    530 E. Bromley Lane #600 · Brighton, CO

  • S. Denver/Parker Book Club – That Last Weekend by Laura DiSilverio
    You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Laura DiSilverio, That Last Weekend: A Novel of Suspense A terrible accident. A killer among friends. A woman risking everything for answers. Every year for a decade, five college friends spent a weekend together at the atmospheric Chateau du Cygne Noir. Then, tragedy struck. Ten years later, Laurel Muir returns to the castle for the first time since the accident, hoping to reconnect with her friends and lay the past to rest. When a murderer attacks, it rips open old wounds and forces the women to admit there’s a killer in their midst. The remaining friends make a pact to unearth the truth, but suspicion, doubt, and old secrets threaten to tear them apart. Unsure who to trust, Laurel puts herself in harm’s way, risking it all for friendship and long-delayed justice.

    Vines Wine Bar and Bistro

    19501 Mainstreet · Parker