Friends of Mystery's Bloody Thursday Lecture Series

You can purchase books by the authors speaking at the Friends of Mystery's Bloody Thursday lecture series here! 

 

Friends of Mystery is a non-profit literary/educational organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Its purpose is to promote educational study in all realms related to mystery. Members are interested in fiction, true crime, how mysteries are solved, and many other aspects of knowledge that can be included in the term “mystery.” They sponsor a series of public meetings, called Bloody Thursdays, which will be virtual through November 2021, although they look forward to holding in-person events again. They publish a newsletter, The Blood-Letter, give an annual award, the Spotted Owl, for the best mystery by a Pacific Northwest author, and sponsor a local reading group.

 

Events:

 

Friends of Mystery presents Tracy Clark, Mary Keliikoa, and Elle Marr to kick off our 2021/22 season!

Please register on Eventbrite to receive your free ticket to this virtual event.

Date: September 23, 2021

Time: 7 PM Pacific

 

Friends of Mystery is delighted to host sisters Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush in conversation with each other!

Please register on Eventbrite to receive your free ticket to this virtual event.

Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 7 PM Pacific


 

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Runner (A Chicago Mystery #4) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496732019
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Published: Kensington - June 29th, 2021

Appearing September 23, 2021

Tracy Clark, a native Chicagoan, is the author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series, featuring ex-cop turned PaI Cassandra Raines. Her debut, BROKEN PLACES, made Library Journal's list of the Best Crime Fiction of 2018 and CrimeReads named Cass Raines Best New PI of 2018. The novel was nominated for a Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel, an Anthony Award for Best Debut Novel and a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel. Her second Raines novel, BORROWED TIME, was a finalist for the 2020 Lefty Award for Best Mystery Novel and won the 2020 G.P. Putnam's Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award. Book three in the Raines series, WHAT YOU DON'T SEE, was also short-listed for the 2021 Left Award for Best Mystery novel. Book four, RUNNER, releases June 29, 2021. Tracy, a proud member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, is a lifelong South-Sider and roots for every Chicago team with equal enthusiasm. She is currently busy writing her next book.


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$15.95
ISBN: 9781603817837
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Published: Camel Press - May 11th, 2021

Appearing September 23, 2021

Mary Keliikoa is the author of the Lefty, Agatha and Anthony award nominated PI Kelly Pruett mystery series and the upcoming Misty Pines mystery series featuring Sheriff Jax Turner slated for release in September 2022. Her short stories have appeared in Woman's World and in the anthology Peace, Love and Crime: Crime Fiction Inspired by Music of the ‘60s. A Pacific NW native, she spent a part of her life working around lawyers. Combining her love of legal and books, she creates a twisting mystery where justice prevails.

When not in Washington, you can find Mary on the beach in Hawaii where she and her husband recharge. But even under the palm trees and blazing sun, she’s plotting her next murder—novel that is.


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$15.95
ISBN: 9781542026192
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - April 1st, 2021

Appearing September 23, 2021

Originally from Sacramento, Elle Marr graduated from UC San Diego before moving to France, where she earned a master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She now lives and writes in Oregon, with her husband, son, and one very demanding feline.

Her debut thriller THE MISSING SISTER was the #24 Best Selling eBook of 2020 on Amazon, a #1 Amazon Best Seller, #1 in the Kindle Store, featured in Woman's World, and named one of PopSugar's 31 Thrillers of 2020. Her second thriller LIES WE BURY was given a Kirkus starred review, named one of Romper's 30 Spring Releases, listed as one of The Nerd Daily's Eagerly Anticipated Thrillers, and reached #1 in Serial Killer Fiction for four straight weeks. Publisher's Weekly said, "Marr is a writer to watch."


Wicked Game (The Colony #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781420151930
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Published: Zebra - January 26th, 2021

Appearing November 18, 2021


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ISBN: 9781496732927
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Published: Kensington - September 28th, 2021

Appearing November 18, 2021

Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over ninety-five novels, including The Third Grave, You Will Pay, After She’s Gone, Deserves to Die, Running Scared, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of One Last Breath, Last Girl Standing and the Colony Series, written with her sister and bestselling author Nancy Bush, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan. There are over thirty million copies of her novels in print and her writing has been translated into twenty languages. She lives with her family and beloved dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her online at LisaJackson.com and find her on Facebook.


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The Third Grave (Pierce Reed/Nikki Gillette #4) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781496722249
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Published: Kensington - June 29th, 2021

Appearing November 18, 2021


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The Gossip (River Glen #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781420150773
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Published: Zebra - June 29th, 2021

Appearing November 18, 2021

Nancy Bush is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over two dozen romantic suspense novels, including Bad Things, Jealousy, and The Rafferty Family series, starting with Nowhere to Run. Along with her sister, bestselling author Lisa Jackson, she co-wrote Last Girl Standing, One Last Breath, and the Colony series, and she is the co-author of Sinister and Ominous, written with Lisa Jackson and New York Times bestselling author Rosalind Noonan. She originally started writing as a young mother, beginning with historical and contemporary romances, and later went on to develop her craft as a staff writer for ABC’s daytime drama, All My Children. She now writes romantic suspense full-time and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her online at NancyBush.net.