Crime Wave: Gritty and Grabbing

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Sat. March 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Omni Hotel - Ballroom B

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Bill Beverly (Dodgers), Steph Post (Lightwood), and David Swinson (The Second Girl) share their captivating crime stories, including jaw-dropping plot twists.

Why Should You Attend?

“In the case of ‘Dodgers’ by Bill Beverly, there can’t be too many accolades. Think of it as a coming-of-age tale with menace and dark sentimentality. A teenage gang member and three cohorts who have never been out of L.A. are dispatched on a cross-country journey to murder a witness set to testify against the gang’s adult leader. What happens along the way and after the fact is, to use my own adjectives, ‘harrowing,’ ‘wrenching’ and ‘redemptive.”―The Sacramento Bee

“With spot-on characterizations and dialogue, Post explores the strength of family, religion, and vengeance in an absorbing literary mystery.”―Booklist

“An auspicious, and gleefully amoral, series debut . . . Swinson, himself a former D.C. police detective, brings the neighborhood and its criminal underworld to gritty life. . . . Marr may be a disaster on legs, but he gets inside a reader’s head with ease. . . . It’s good news that this is merely an introduction to a character who plans to return.”―Kirkus Reviews (starred)