Allen Eskens: NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS

Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Lingonberry Event Venue
Cost: 
Free!

Dragonfly Books welcomes returning Minnesota author Allen Eskens for an author event featuring his new novel, Nothing More Dangerous (Mulholland Books, 2019) on Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00 PM at The Lingonberry Event Venue, 218 W. Water St., Decorah.

"This powerful, unforgettable crime novel is a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best, such as William Kent Krueger's Ordinary Grace or Larry Watson's Montana 1948. While Eskens’s books are not part of a series, his readers will recognize Boady as an adult character in two of his earlier books, including the award-winning The Life We Bury. This timely stand-alone is a must-read for followers of the best in crime fiction.” — Library Journal starred review

In a small Southern town where loyalty to family and to "your people" carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition. After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road, and Boady's life begins to twist and turn. Coming to know the Elgins—a black family settling into a community where notions of "us" and "them" carry the weight of history—forces Boady to rethink his understanding of the world he's taken for granted. As secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide this small town - and he will be forced to choose sides.

Allen Eskens is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another and The Heavens May Fall. His debut novel, The Life We Bury, has been a local book club favorite, has been published in 16 languages and is being developed for a feature film. He now lives with his wife, Joely, in out-state Minnesota where he has been a practicing criminal defense attorney for 25 years.

 

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lingonberry Event Venue, 218 W Water Street, Decorah. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books, Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275. 

Nothing More Dangerous Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316509725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - November 12th, 2019

"This powerful, unforgettable crime novel is a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best, such as William Kent Krueger's Ordinary Grace or Larry Watson's Montana 1948.... A must-read." --Library Journal (starred review)


The Life We Bury Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616149987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books - October 14th, 2014

A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.


The Shadows We Hide Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316509756
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Mulholland Books - October 1st, 2019

"A riveting novel about one man's search for his father that becomes a perilous journey into a labyrinth of deceit and lies." (Ron Rash, author of Serena)

MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST
BARRY AWARD FINALIST


The Shadows We Hide Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316509787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - November 13th, 2018

Journalist Joe Talbert investigates the murder of the father he never knew, and must reckon with his own family's past, in this "brilliant sequel" to the national bestseller The Life We Bury (Publishers Weekly).

MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST
BARRY AWARD FINALIST


The Guise of Another Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633880764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books - October 6th, 2015

Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption.


The Heavens May Fall Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633882058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books - October 4th, 2016

FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES. Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden’s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben.


The Deep Dark Descending Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633883550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books - October 3rd, 2017

A homicide detective hunts down his wife's killers while struggling between his thirst for revenge and a twinge of conscience forbidding him to take the law into his own hands. Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame.


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