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Want To Meet These Award-Winning Authors?

by Alison Murphy

For the next two weeks, we are running a contest over at our Facebook page for tickets to the Big Thrill event, happening on April 25th, 5:30-8:30 here at the BPL. For the next week, we will be posting paragraphs from well-known thriller novels, the authors of which will be represented at the Big Thrill.

Last week, we posted an excerpt of David Hosp’s Among Thieves, a novel inspired by the true story of the biggest art theft of the 21st century – the 1990 theft of $500 million worth of paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumDavid Hosp is the author of the international bestselling Scott Finn series of novels.  The first, Dark Harbor, was nominated for a Barry Award for best first novel, and his latest, Next of Kin, was named one of 2011’s top-five thrillers by London’s Daily Telegraph.  David is also a partner in one of Boston’s largest law firms, and represents the Boston Public Library pro bono with respect to copyright and on-line media matters.

This week, we featured Undone, from author Karin Slaughter’s popular Rizzoli and Isles series (also a television series!). Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. Her first book, Blindsighted, became an international success, was published in almost 30 languages, and made the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger Award shortlist for “Best Thriller Debut” of 2001.  Karin won the 2011 International Thriller Writers’ Association’s award for public service for her work in founding Save the Libraries.

Want to hear more about David Hosp and Karin Slaughter, and how they came up with the ideas for their popular series? Buy tickets now see them and other acclaimed thriller writers at the Big Thrill. And don’t forget to check back at our Facebook page today and all next week for more chances to win (psst – there’s a special Friday the 13th post today!)