Wednesday, April 11, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books and the Greater St. Louis Branch of Sisters in Crime welcome Columbia, MO author Jill Orr, who will sign and discuss the second book in her Riley Ellison mystery series, The Bad Break, with author and SinC Greater St. Louis president Fedora Amis!
Riley Ellison has taken a leap of faith by giving up her comfortable job at the Tuttle Corner Library for the exciting world of print journalism. Except that so far, it hasn’t been very exciting. Everything changes when Riley’s former co-worker Tabitha finds her future father-in-law dead on the floor of his office, and Riley is asked to write his obituary—but when they discover Tabitha’s fiancé’s knife sticking out of his father’s chest, Riley finds herself with a murder investigation to cover as well. Despite warnings from her new boyfriend Jay, Riley blurs the line between reporter and investigator. Will Riley’s rookie mistakes lead to more than just her byline on the obituary page?
“Riley 'Bless Her Heart' Ellison is a breath of fresh air—a funny, empathic, millennial heroine.” —Susan M. Boyer, Lowcountry Bonfire
Sisters in Crime will also present Left Bank Books with their We Love Bookstores award at this event.
Fedora Amis won the Mayhaven Fiction Prize for her Victorian whodunit, Jack the Ripper in St. Louis. Mayhem at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, Fedora’s tribute to Sedalia, Missouri and the world’s biggest traveling show, was a finalist in the 2017 Missouri Writers’ Guild contest. She dons corset and hoop skirts to perform as real historical people and imagined characters from the 1800s. She has one son, Skimmer, who partners Fedora in writing science fiction, fantasy and magical realism.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Bad Break from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.