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Guess Who’s Coming to the BPL this Wednesday?

by Alison Murphy

We recently wrapped up our Facebook contest for tickets to the Big Thrill, happening this Wednesday, April 25th from 5:30-8:30PM. The contest features excerpts from the work of some of the authors that will be joining us at the event. Last week, we shared the bios for the authors of the first two entries in our contest, David Hosp and Karin Slaughter. This week, we’re revealing the final three:

Charlaine Harris a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for thirty years.  She is the author of several series of mysteries, but is best known for the Sookie Stackhouse series of books that inspired the cable TV series True Blood.  The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each book follows Sookie as she tries to solve mysteries involving vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of the night.

Tess Gerritsen gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest.  Her books have been top-5 bestsellers in the United States and abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.

And finally, Lee Child is the #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers The Enemy, One Shot, The Hard Way, and the #1 bestselling Bad Luck and Trouble and Nothing to Lose.  His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and the Nero awards for Best Novel.


Missed out on the contest, but still want to see these amazing thriller writers share the stories behind their stories? There’s still time to buy tickets! We have a special offer on tickets all this week, so buy now before we run out, and we’ll see you Wednesday.