#1 Bestselling Suspense Author Jeffery Deaver Visits St. Louis County Library

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Acclaimed detective fiction author Jeffery Deaver will discuss and sign his latest thriller “XO” on Monday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Pudd’nHead Books.

Suspense author Jeffery Deaver visit St. Louis County Library

Suspense author Jeffery Deaver visit St. Louis County Library

The St. Louis County Library Foundation and Pudd’nHead Books are pleased to present acclaimed detective fiction author Jeffery Deaver for a discussion and signing of his latest thriller “XO” on Monday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Pudd’nHead Books.

Country-pop ingénue Kayleigh Towne’s career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow”—but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention. An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,” leads Kayleigh into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession.

Edwin Sharp thinks Kayleigh’s songs contain messages that speak directly to him. Despite her clear rejection and threats from law enforcers, he remains convinced that “Your Shadow” was written just for him. Then a potentially fatal accident occurs at the concert hall where Kayleigh is rehearsing, and she is convinced that Edwin was there watching her from the darkness.

California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance, a friend and fan of Kayleigh’s, intervenes on her behalf, drawing Sharp’s frightening attention to herself. Soon a member of the road crew whom Kayleigh had once dated is murdered in an eerie echo of an image from her chart-topping song. As more deaths loom on the horizon, Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation to stop the stalker and save more innocent victims. But before long she learns that, like many celebrities, Kayleigh has more than one fan with a mission.

This nail-biting thriller from suspense master Jeffery Deaver speeds along over just three short days, filled with terrifying twists that will keep readers held in rapt suspense until the final shocking revelation.

The author of 28 previous suspense novels, Jeffery Deaver is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably “The Bone Collector,” which was made into a feature starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America. Most recently, Deaver was selected by the estate of Ian Fleming to continue the James Bond series. His debut Bond novel “Carte Blanche” debuted on bestseller lists around the world.

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 http://www.slcl.org.

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