Jay Allen Sanford 10 a.m., March 21
Matt Coyle: Wrong Light
Award-winning local crime novelist Matt Coyle will be at The Book Catapult to discuss and sign his new novel, Wrong Light. Matt will be in conversation with San Diego radio host and podcaster, Jeff Dotseth. Naomi Hendrix’s sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn’t the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy. When Naomi’s radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to protect Naomi and track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets about her past that could help unmask the man. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person’s case—an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick’s motives for getting involved and pressures him to stop meddling. While Rick pursues Naomi’s stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis. Is settling the score worth losing everything?
Matt Coyle knew he wanted to be a crime writer when he was fourteen and his father gave him The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler. His debut novel, Yesterday’s Echo, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, and the Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. Night Tremors was a Bookreporter.com Reviewers’ Favorite Book of 2015 and was an Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Award finalist. Dark Fissures, the third book in the Rick Cahill crime series, was a finalist for the Macavity and Lefty awards and was a 2016 Top Pick for Bookreporter.com. Blood Truth is a Lefty Award finalist and a top pick by Bookreporter.com for Best Mysteries of 2017. Wrong Light is Matt’s fifth Rick Cahill novel. Matt is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and lives in San Diego with his yellow lab, Angus.
- When: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free