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A Conversation with Art Taylor and Tara Laskowski

ART TAYLOR, The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense

This collection features 16 stories which have collectively earned an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, three Agatha Awards, three Macavity Awards, and three Derringer Awards. From his first story for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine in 1995 to his latest for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine—the title story, 25 years in the making—this collection charts the development of Art Taylor’s career so far.

In addition to his short fiction, Taylor is the author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. As a critic, his work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene Magazine. He is also a professor of English at George Mason University. 

TARA LASKOWSKI, One Night Gone

After spending a Thanksgiving at the beach with her family, Laskowski couldn’t shake the feeling that within all this off-season beachy quietness was a sense that in the nothing happening, anything at all could happen. 

Her debut novel explores what happens when an outsider with her own unsettled past can chip away at the idyllic beach town façade and reveal the sinister secrets buried below. Part electric coming-of-age story and part breathtaking mystery, this is an atmospheric novel about power, privilege, and sisterhood.

“A subtly but relentlessly unsettling book."—Tana French, author of The Witch Elm.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense will be published in February 2020. It features 16 stories that have collectively won an Edgar Award, two Anthony Awards (one as editor), four Agatha Awards, three Macavity Awards, and three Derringer Awards. From his first story for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1995 to his latest for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine-- the title story, 25 years in the making--this collection charts the development of Art Taylor's career so far... and turns the page toward more stories still ahead.


One Night Gone Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525832192
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Graydon House - October 1st, 2019

A Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Agatha Award, and Lefty Award

"A subtly but relentlessly unsettling novel." --TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm

It was the perfect place to disappear...