A Grave Situation


“Grave Sunday in OC,” a book tour with mystery authors Naomi Hirahara and Connie Archer, will take place on April 12 at the following locations:

ladle to the grave:grave on grand ave12 p.m. — Mystery Ink, 8907 Warner Ave., #135, Huntington Beach, (714) 960-4000

3 p.m. — Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, (714) 538-3210

In Hirahara’s “Grave on Grand Avenue,” LAPD bicycle cop and aspiring homicide detective Ellie Rush is back on patrol in the second installment from award-winning author of “Murder on Bamboo Lane.” In her new novel, Ellie is patrolling one of L.A.’s premier concert halls and stops for a chat with a gardener — then is shocked to discover him minutes later clinging to life at the bottom of a staircase. As he takes his last breath, it’s clear that she must act quickly before someone else falls silent.”

In Archer’s “Ladle to the Grave,” By the Spoonful Soup Shop is Vermont’s most popular store, but owner Lucky Jamieson doesn’t have any time to enjoy her success. During a pagan celebration an attendee winds up dead, apparently poisoned by an herbal concoction prepared by Lucky’s grandfather, Jack. But before she can clear him, her best friend, Sophie, finds a dead man floating in the creek. Now it’s up to Lucky to get both Sophie and Jack out of hot water before a killer stirs up more trouble.

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