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Patricia Skalka & Lori Rader-Day talk all things mystery

Saturday, June 3
11:00 AM at The Reader's Loft

Patricia Skalka & Lori Rader-Day talk all things mystery

Coffee & Crime Author Chat

Join us for a mid-morning coffee & conversation with local favorite Patricia Skalka & Anthony award winning mystery author Lori Rader-Day!

Patricia Skalka is the author of the hugely popular mystery series featuring Door County detective Dave Cubiak. 

DEATH IN COLD WATER (Dave Cubiak #3)

When an eminent Door County philanthropist disappears and human bones wash up on the Lake Michigan shore, Sheriff Dave Cubiak has two puzzles to solve. Following a trail of half-remembered rumors and local history, he discovers the shocking truth.

“A haunting depiction of heartbreaking crime.” — Sara Paretsky, author of Brush Back

“... A tale of grisly murder filled with moments of breathtaking beauty. Sheriff Dave Cubiak is ... a hero well worth rooting for... Another fine novel in a series that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding reader.” — William Kent Krueger, author of Windigo Island

“Starring a tenacious cop who earns every ounce of respect he receives.” — Booklist

Lori Rader-Day's debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award.

Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Little Pretty Things was named a 2015 “most arresting crime novel” by Kirkus Reviews and one of the top ten crime novels of the year by Booklist. Her third novel, The Day I Died, will be released by Harper Collins William Morrow on April 11, 2017. She lives in Chicago.

The Day I Died A gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother’s desperate search for a lost boy.

Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna’s skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see. To save her son—and herself—once and for all, Anna will face her every fear, her every mistake, and the past she thought she’d rewritten.

An unusual protagonist, a timely crime, and outstanding writing make Lori Rader-Day s The Black Hour a stand-out debut. --Sara Paretsky"

Beautiful prose and tack-sharp observations round out this slow-burning but thought-provoking meditation on the ravages of domestic violence. --Publishers Weekly on THE DAY I DIED