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 genreâ€”Paretsky, Grafton, and Muller? Well, the husband and wife team who made â€œWomen of Mysteryâ€ have now made â€œMysterious California,â€ featuring four Golden State crime writers. To make it even better, the great California Center for the Book has created a â€œbook club in a box,â€ with multiple copies of our four books. And as frosting on the cake, itâ€™s available to any library in the state free, gratis, and without a contribution from the branchâ€™s limited budget. Theyâ€™ll even pay the shipping.
The four books chosen for this project are Nadia Gordonâ€™s SHARPSHOOTER, Nina Revoyrâ€™s SOUTHLAND, SHELL GAMES by Kirk Russell, and my own THE ART OF DETECTION.
If youâ€™re outside the state, there is a charge, but itâ€™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 http://calbook.org/bcb/mysterious.html .