Signings in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina . . . and cyberspace
If you're near one of the signings Donna is doing for Cockatiels at Seven, She would love to see you. But if you're not--most of the bookstores where she is signing are happy to do mail order.
July 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m. - Barnes & Noble Booksellers
1851 Fountain Drive
Reston, VA 20190
July 9, 2008, 7:00 p.m. - Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607
July 10, 2008, 7:00 p.m. - The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth Street
Durham, NC 27705
July 11, 2008, 2:00 p.m. - The Country Bookshop
140 NW Broad St.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
July 12, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - McIntyre's Fine Books
2000 Fearrington Village Ctr.
Pittsboro, NC 27312-8502
July 13, 2008, 2:00 p.m. - Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Park Road Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC 28209
July 14, 2008, 7:00 p.m. - Page Walker Arts and History Center
(Sponsored by the Cary Public Library and the Town of Cary.)
19 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC 27513
July 19, 2008, 1:00 p.m. - Mystery Loves Company
202 S. Morris Street
Oxford MD 21654
July 23, 2008. 7:00 p.m. - Martha Washington Library
(Signing for Chesapeake Crimes 3)
6614 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22307-1799
August 23, 2008, 2:00 p.m. - Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe
3156 West Cary Street
Cary Court Park & Shop
Richmond, VA 23221
Six Geese A-Slaying due October 28!
Meg and Michael's house is serving as the marshalling point for the
annual Caerphilly Christmas parade. The theme is "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and it features twelve drummers from the school marching band, eleven bagpipers, ten leaping lords costumed in medieval finery from the college drama department, nine ballerinas from the local ballet school, eight milkmaids leading cows, etc. There are also assorted Christmas-themed floats, a live nativity scene on a flatbed truck, the Three Wise Men on real camels (courtesy of the Caerphilly zoo), and Santa Claus in a bright red horse-drawn sleigh (Eight reindeer were beyond the zoo's scope).
Meg has been volunteered to organize the parade, which is to proceed from her house to the local campus, where Santa will take up residence to hear the Christmas wishes of the town's children. Of course, getting all the camels, pipers, leapers, and drummers in order is proving every bit as difficult as Meg feared it would be. Then, her nephew, Eric, comes up to her, wide-eyed and ashen-faced. "Meg," he whispers. "Something wrong with Santa."
And that's not an understatement. Santa is dead. In fact, the local
curmudgeon, whose beard and belly made him a natural for the role, has been murdered. Now Meg and Chief Burke, who is playing one of the wise men, are faced with the two-fold mission of solving the murder and saving Christmas!
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