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A bank heist, Laurence Burke and boats figure in three author events

Susan Slater will talk about and sign her new Poison Pen mystery “Rollover” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Bookworks. A bank heist turns sleepy little Wagon Mound on its ear. The bookstore is at 4022 Rio Grande NW.

Also at Bookworks, Bill Christy will sign his historical novel “The Dynasty of Laurence Burke” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. It is about an Irish immigrant who escapes famine and the penal codes of Ireland to come to America.

In a Bookworks event, Outside Magazine contributor Kevin Fedarko will present “The Emerald Mile,” his adventure story of the world’s longest boat race at the Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, and Wednesday, Aug. 20.

AT HASTINGS: Author H. Frank Woods will sign his young adult science fiction adventure book “Katy Cooper in the Thunder Pit” at two book signings.

The first will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Hastings, 800 A Juan Tabo NE in the Manzano Center, and the second will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Hastings, 4315 Wyoming NE, in La Mirada Shopping Center.


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AT PAGE ONE: Susan Slater will talk about and sign her New Mexico-based mystery novel, “Rollover: A Dan Mahoney Mystery,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Page One Bookstore.

It’s the story of a bank heist in Wagon Mound. The bookstore is at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in the Mountain Run Shopping Center.

AT TREASURE HOUSE: Robert Kresge discusses and signs “Saving Lincoln,” his historical thriller and finalist for the 2014 Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery, from 1-3 today at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.

In the closing days of the Civil War, Beth Wendland, a Union spy, learns of a Confederate plot to send a wagon bomb to blow up the White House and kill President Abraham Lincoln.

Also at Treasure House, Lucretia Tippit signs her novel “The Pageant Unveiled” and her memoir “Miracle in Chicavasco” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

IN LOS LUNAS: Nicholas Otero, illustrator of “How Chile Came to New Mexico,” will sign copies of the book at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

The book was written by Rudolfo Anaya and translated by Nasario Garcia. The museum is at 251 Main St. in Los Lunas. Proceeds from books sold will go toward museum programs. Otero is a Los Lunas resident and art teacher at Katherine Gallegos Elementary School.