Maureen Johnson with Gillian Pensavalle - Box in the Woods

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, June 15, 7pm CT
Private Online Event - Book Purchase Required

Left Bank Books and Park Row Books welcomes New York Times bestselling YA author
 Maureen Johnson,
who will discuss her new novel,
Box in the Woods (Truly Devious 4)
on June 15 at 7pm CT in a private online event.
Johnson will be in conversation with creator and co-host of the popular podcast True Crime Obsessed
Gillian Pensavalle.
This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of a SIGNED copy of
Box in the Woods
from Left Bank Books for admission.
Attendees will be sent the link for the event the day of the event.
About Box in the Woods
After solving the case of Truly Devious, Stevie Bell investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy in this spine-chilling and hilarious stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson.
Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder. After catching a killer at her high school, she's back at home for a normal (that means boring) summer.
But then she gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls--the site of the notorious unsolved case, the Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: Come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case.
Stevie agrees, as long as she can bring along her friends from Ellingham Academy. Nothing sounds better than a summer spent together, investigating old murders.
But something evil still lurks in Barlow Corners. When Stevie opens the lid on this long-dormant case, she gets much more than she bargained for. The Box in the Woods will make room for more victims. This time, Stevie may not make it out alive.
"The Agatha Christie-like ecosystem pairs with lacerating contemporary wit, and alternating past and present scenes makes for a multilayered, modern detective story."-- New York Times Book Review
"Be still, my Agatha-Christie-loving beating heart."--Bustle


About our Speakers

Maureen Johnson is the bestselling author of several novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, the Truly Devious series, the Suite Scarlett series, and the Shades of London series. She has also written collaborative works such as Let It Snow with John Green and Lauren Myracle and The Bane Chronicles with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. Maureen lives in New York and online on Twitter @maureenjohnson or at

Gillian Pensavalle (she/her) is a professional podcast producer and host. In January of 2016 Gillian launched The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast, a weekly deep dive with Hamilton cast, crew, musicians, and super fans. The Hamilcast has played host to every member of the Hamilton creative team, and features six episodes with Lin-Manuel Miranda. As creator and co-host of the popular podcast True Crime Obsessed, Gillian alongside Patrick Hinds, recaps true crime documentaries with humor and heart. Nearly 100 million downloads later, their coverage of documentaries such as Night Stalker, The Jinx, Fyre Fraud, and Class Action Park has captured the attention of true crime fans everywhere. Gillian is Executive Producer of Ted and Michael Read Sketches into Microphones, a sketch comedy podcast featuring Michael Paul Smith and Ted O’Gorman. In December of 2020 Gillian served as executive producer of 'Twas the Night, a radio play to benefit The Actors Fund. Gillian also has experience as an actor, voiceover artist, editor, show runner, producer, and on-camera host. A born and raised New Yorker, Gillian lives in Manhattan with her husband Mike and their rescue pup Fiona. 

You may purchase a copy of Box in the Woods from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. You will receive the actual email invite to join the private online event on the DAY OF the event.

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