Sunday Salon Jan. 25 7 PM at RIVERVIEW TAVERN

I’ll be in good company reading from Death at Chinatown. Here’s the lineup:

SUNDAY SALON CHICAGO

A Reading
JANUARY 25 AT 7 PM

**PLEASE NOTE THE NEW VENUE**:

RIVERVIEW TAVERN, 1958 W. Roscoe St (corner of Roscoe & Damen)

DONALD EVANS, GOLDIE GOLDBLOOM, ERIC MAY, FRANCES MCNAMARA, AND MARK TURCOTTE,
January isn’t far away, and we’ll be bringing you five outstanding authors for this month’s reading.
Please join us!
Donald G. Evans is the founder and executive director of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. He is the author of the novel Good Money After Bad and editor of the anthology Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year. He is the Chicago editor of the Great Lakes Cultural Review. He serves on the American Writers Museum’s Chicago Literary Council and the committee that selects the Harold Washington Literary Award.

Goldie Goldbloom’s novel, The Paperbark Shoe, won the AWP Award and the Novel of the Year from the Independent Publisher’s Association. Her writing has appeared in such journals as The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly and many others. This year, she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Brown Foundation – Dora Maar Fellowship. Goldbloom teaches writing at Northwestern University and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She lives in Chicago with her eight children.

Eric Charles May is the author of the novel Bedrock Faith. A native of Chicago and a former reporter for The Washington Post, his short fiction has appeared in Fish Stories, Solstice, Hyper Text, Flyleaf Journal, F, and Criminal Class magazines. In addition to his Post reporting, his nonfiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the personal essay anthology Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck.

Frances McNamara is the author of the Emily Cabot mysteries, historical mysteries set in Chicago in the 1890s — Death at the Fair, Death at Hull House, Death at Pullman, and Death at Woods Hole. The most recent book in the series, Death at Chinatown, is set in Chicago’s original Chinatown in the summer of 1896. She has degrees from Mount Holyoke and Simmons Colleges, and is now a librarian at the University of Chicago. She is currently working on the sixth book in the series, Death at the Paris Exposition.

Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is author of four poetry collections, including The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas. His poems and stories have appeared in POETRY, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Sentence, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Hunger Mountain, and other journals. He has been the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Grant, and two Literary Fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board. He currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing at Chicago’s DePaul University.

SUNDAY SALON CHICAGO IS A LITERARY READING SERIES HELD ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CHICAGO AT THE RIVERVIEW TAVERN (IN THE ROSCOE & DAMEN ROOM.) THERE IS STREET PARKING AND THE RIVERVIEW IS ALSO ACCESSIBLE BY THE BROWN LINE EL, THE ADDISON BUS AND THE DAMEN BUS.

THIS EXCELLENT EVENT IS FREE!

Death at Chinatown Reviews

Death at Chinatown is available. Sept. 1 was the official publication date. One of our favorite review sources is Foreword Review. Their review is available at https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/death-at-chinatown/

There’s also a nice mention at

http://sweeps4bloggers.com/2014/08/death-at-chinatown-by-frances-mcnamara/

And the Publishers Weekly review is at Although I think the reviewer is wrong about it being 21st century. Actually the concern for immigration and women’s issues was there at that time. And Wong Chin Foo really was an early Chinese American activist who clearly saw the issues. And there were women like Emily who did manage to have academic careers as well as families. They were unusual, but they existed. Anyhow I appreciate the kind words and hope they will get people to read and enjoy the book.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-9890535-5-6

Death at Chinatown will be released in September

Death at Chinatown

Death at Chinatown

Allium Press is publishing Death at Chinatown in September. We’ll be previewing it along with the other 4 Emily Cabot mysteries at the Printers Row LitFest in Chicago June 6-9. I’ll also be a Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park IL Thursday July 31 along with D.M. Pirrone who also has a historical mystery set in Chicago being published by Allium this summer.

Hyde Park Historical Society meeting March 2

HPHS has asked me to come and talk about Hyde Park in the Emily Cabot mysteries. Of course, Emily is a student at the University of Chicago and lives in Hyde Park, the Fair in the first book is in Hyde Park and apparently Pullman was part of Hyde Park at the time of the strike in DEATH AT PULLMAN. I’ll put together some slides for that talk at 5529 South Lake Park Avenue, from 2-4 pm.

LIM interview of Jamie Freveletti

Looking forward to Love Is Murder Mystery Conference Fri. Feb. 7, Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare, Cassatt A/B 3:30-5 PM
I’ll be doing the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland interview with Featured Author thriller writer Jamie Freveletti, author of Emma Caldridge novels RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL, RUNNING DARK, THE NINTH DAY, DEAD ASLEEP and Robert Ludlum Covert One series THE JANUS REPRISAL. Hope to see lots of the Sisters in Crime folks there.

CityLitBooks An evening with Allium Press Authors

CHICAGO CRIME FICTION NIGHT. Dec. 11 at City Lit Books 2523 North Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647

I’ll be there with DAVID WALKER and TIM CHAPMAN being interviewed by BILL SAVAGE. Looking forward to it.

Oct. 17 at Chicago Public Library

Join me for a walk through the Chicago Public Library Special Collections exhibition of pictures from the Columbian Exposition. I’ll talk about Death at the Fair. It’s on the 8th floor of the Harold Washington Library.

http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/112216/

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