Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Thursday, October 10 at 6:30pm, Murder by the Book presents Jacqueline Carey. Jacqueline Carey will sign and discuss Autumn Bones (Roc; $26.95)."New York Times "bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist--however tenuously--under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn...Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal--as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel's enforcer, she's dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it's a big one.He's descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn't return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they'll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It's Daisy's job to stop it, and she's going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything...Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology.An avid reader, Jacqueline began writing fiction as a hobby in high school. After receiving B.A. degrees in psychology and English literature from Lake Forest College, she took part in a work exchange program and spent six months working in a bookstore in London. While living abroad, the desire to write professionally emerged as a driving passion. Upon returning she embarked in earnest on a writing career, which came to fruition a decade later. During this time she worked at the art center of an area college, gaining a strong background in the visual arts. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to Egypt to date.She currently lives in west Michigan, where she is a member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state. Although often asked by inquiring fans, she does not, in fact, have any tattoos.