Mysterious California

Have you seen, or heard about, the film that was made a few years ago on the three woman mystery writers who re-shaped the genre—Paretsky, Grafton, and Muller? Well, the husband and wife team who made “Women of Mystery” have now made “Mysterious California,” featuring four Golden State crime writers. To make it even better, the great California Center for the Book has created a “book club in a box,” with multiple copies of our four books. And as frosting on the cake, it’s available to any library in the state free, gratis, and without a contribution from the branch’s limited budget. They’ll even pay the shipping.

The four books chosen for this project are Nadia Gordon’s SHARPSHOOTER, Nina Revoyr’s SOUTHLAND, SHELL GAMES by Kirk Russell, and my own THE ART OF DETECTION.

If you’re outside the state, there is a charge, but it’s a great dvd of three great writers and Laurie King. The dvd and the Book Club in a Box will be available in December, at .

Seriously cool.

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  1. Sara on November 25, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    ” it’s a great dvd of three great writers and Laurie King.” Um, FOUR great writers. Obviously.

    Any particular reason they chose California? Do you have a higher prevalence of mystery writers there for some reason?

  2. LaideeMarjorie on November 26, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    Dear Laurie,

    This is completely off-topic to this “muttering” (however, congratulations.) but, I just finished “MREG” as I am happily making my way through all of the Mary Russell books for the second time. There is a typo in the Bantam paperback version of the book on Page 323. It reads “You wanted me dead do you could have the Temple’s money”. I believe it should read “You wanted me dead so you could have the Temple’s money”. I just thought I would pass that along in case nobody had reported it to you before and because I am sure that the books will be reprinted for years and years to come.

    Thanks and take care,
    (LaideeMarjorie, West Haven, CT)

  3. corgimom on November 27, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Congrats on the new publication!
    I wonder whether you might consider a second home here in New Mexico, maybe in Moriarity, so we locals could push for a Mysterious New Mexico collection (and get another new book out of you at the same time)?

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