Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery premieres Sunday, October 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. San Francisco homicide detective Maggie Price (Brooke Burns, “The Chase”) and former, world-class chef Henry Ross (Dylan Neal, 50 Shades of Grey, “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”) are on the case once again. 

The crime-solving odd couple investigates the murder of Henry’s friend, a well-known local chef found dead in his kitchen.  As they begin to unravel an old family secret, Maggie has to stay one step ahead of a mysterious man in the shadows who appears to be stalking her.  Meanwhile, her blossoming relationship with Henry is threatened by the arrival of an ex-love from Maggie’s past.
Terry Ingram directs from a script by Becky Southwell and Dylan Neal based on The Gourmet Detective series of books by Peter King.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

William Kent Krueger Literary Salon 10/6

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an evening Literary Salon with William Kent Krueger on Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. in Berkeley, CA. Please RSVP (make a comment below with your email address) for directions and to attend.

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist Cork O’Connor is the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. Krueger's work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times bestsellers.
Ordinary Grace, his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America for  best novel published in that year. Windigo Island, number fourteen in his Cork O’Connor series, was released in August 2014 and was chosen by as one the best books of the year.