Third Place Books welcomes Cherie Priest to our Seward Park store! Priest will be discussing her new book Flight Risk, a follow-up to the Seattle-set hit mystery Grave Reservations. She will be joined in conversation by Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award–winning author Seanan McGuire. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
Copies of Flight Risk and Grave Reservations will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!
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Inconsistent psychic Leda Foley and Seattle detective Grady Merritt return to solve the case of a missing couple in this sequel to the “delightful” (The New York Times Book Review) mystery Grave Reservations.
When psychic travel agent Leda Foley is approached by a man searching for his sister, she quickly agrees to help. The missing woman disappeared with a vintage orange car, a fat sack of her employer’s cash, and a grudge against her philandering husband—a man who never even reported her missing.
Meanwhile, Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt has temporarily misplaced his dog. While he’s passing out bright pink “Lost” flyers at the Mount Rainier visitor’s center, the wayward pooch appears—with a human leg in his mouth.
Thanks to DNA matching, Grady soon learns that Mr. Leg has something to do with Leda’s new client, and soon the two cases are tangled.
Theories abound, but law enforcement is low on leads. Lucky for Grady, Leda has a few ideas that might just be crazy enough to work. They’ll need one yellow dog, a fair share of teamwork, and perhaps a bit of Klairvoyant Karaoke to piece the clues together.
“Quirky Leda and ever-patient Grady share a warm, hilarious rapport as they unravel this pair of well-constructed mysteries, and Priest offers an engaging ode to her hometown. Pure frothy fun.”
“This lighthearted mystery with its travel agent/psychic and her occasional, unofficial partner is a good choice for cozy mystery lovers, animal lovers, and fans of the author. Recommended.”
“[L]ively… the investigations proceed in surprising and ultimately highly satisfying directions. The dynamic between Generation-X Leda and the staid Grady, a widower, is friendly and realistic.”
“Psychic Leda Foley and Detective Grady Merritt are my new favorite unlikely investigative duo. Capturing Seattle and the eccentricity of its characters perfectly, Cherie Priest’s Flight Risk is an undeniable treat."
—Gwenda Bond, author of The Date from Hell
"Cherie Priest has delivered another winner! Funny, clever, and comically gruesome, this book is an absolute delight. Leda is officially my favorite psychic investigator!"
—Diana Rowland, author of the Kara Gillian series
Cherie Priest is the author of two dozen books and novellas, including the horror novel The Toll, acclaimed gothic Maplecroft, and the award-winning Clockwork Century series, beginning with Boneshaker. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, and she won the Locus Award for best horror novel. Her books have been translated into nine languages in eleven countries. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and a menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets. (Photo credit Libby Bulloff)
Seanan McGuire is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award–winning Wayward Children series; the October Daye series; the InCryptid series; the delightfully dark Middlegame; and other works. She also writes comics for Marvel, darker fiction as Mira Grant, and younger fiction as A. Deborah Baker. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot. (Photo credit: Beckett Gladney)
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