An Evening with Authors Louise Penny - GLASS HOUSES - and Trudy Nan Boyce - OUT OF THE BLUES

Please join us for a special evening featuring #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny and debut novelist Trudy Nan Boyce, winners of the 2017 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction honoring Diana Pinckley. The program takes place at The Academy of the Sacred Heart's Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Avenue, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 6 p.m.

You must purchase a ticket from Octavia Books to attend. Each ticket will be exchanged for a copy of Louise Penny's GLASS HOUSES - to be signed by the author following her presentation. Click here to purchase your tickets, today!

The authors will each read discuss, and sign their latest books.

Louise Penny, whose just released 13th book is GLASS HOUSES, will be presented with the Distinguished Body of Work Prize.

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. And finally, watching the unmoving figure, a pall settles over the pretty Québec village.

Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, knows something is seriously wrong. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. An accusation on the village green. Gamache knows there must be a purpose behind this odd act.

Yet Gamache does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

But when the figure vanishes and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been discharged, or levied.

Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montreal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgement.


Trudy Nan Boyce, author of OUT OF THE BLUES, will be presented with the Debut Novel Prize.

On her first day as a newly minted homicide detective, Sarah “Salt” Alt is given the cold-case murder of a blues musician whose death was originally ruled an accidental drug overdose. Now new evidence has come to light that he may have been given a hot dose intentionally. And this evidence comes from a convicted felon hoping to trade his knowledge for shortened prison time . . . a man who Salt herself put behind bars.

In a search that will take her into the depths of Atlanta’s buried wounds—among the city’s homeless, its politically powerful churches, commerce and industry, and the police department itself—Salt probes her way toward the truth in a case that has more at stake than she ever could have imagined. At once a vivid procedural and a penetrating examination of what it means to be cop, Out of the Blues is a remarkable crime debut.


Pinkley Prizes for Crime Fiction


A special thanks to the Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction and  Academy of the Sacred Heart.


Event date: 

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Academy of the Sacred Heart's Nims Fine Arts Center at 4301 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115

Tickets are required and will be exchanged at the event for admission and a signed edition of GLASS HOUSES. The price is the cost of the book including local sales tax.

You may pick up tickets in advance at Octavia Books; or we will hold them for you to pick up on the evening of the event at the Nims Fine Art Center.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Out of the Blues (A Detective Sarah Alt Novel #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399167263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 23rd, 2016

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