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SLCL Presents the Ninth Annual Suspense Night

Press Release

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
One of the library’s most popular annual events, the St. Louis County Library Foundation presents “Suspense Night: An Evening of Thrills and Chills with Five Renowned Mystery Writers” on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Top mystery writers Marcia Clark, Megan Abbott, Reed Farrel Coleman, Ridley Pearson, and Tom Schreck will each read from recent work and discuss their craft. 
Copies of the authors’ books will be for sale at the event from Left Bank Books.  A question-and-answer forum and book signing will follow the program. The program is free and open to the public.
After a 10–year career as a prosecutor for the L.A. District Attorney’s office, where she handled such high profile cases as the O.J. Simpson trial, Marcia Clark turned her shrewd legal mind to the crafting of such thrillers as “Guilt by Association” and “Killer Ambition.”
Megan Abbott is the bestselling author of the novels “The End of Everything” and “Dare Me.” Her latest novel is “The Fever,” an unsettling thriller about a mysterious contagion affecting the teenagers of an idyllic suburban community.
Reed Farrel Coleman is a three-time winner of the Shamus Award for Best Detective Novel and the author of the Moe Prager mystery series. His highly anticipated finale in the series is “The Hollow Girl.” 
#1 bestselling crime writer Ridley Pearson continues his international thrill- ride “Risk Agent” series. In “The Red Room,” Grace and Knox go undercover to infiltrate a deadly spy ring and begin questioning their loyalties.
A world championship boxing official, Tom Schreck brings personal experience to his critically acclaimed novels starring a professional fighter. His latest thrillers are “Getting Dunn” and “On the Ropes.”
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit