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ABQ lawyer signs his novel ‘Navajo Repo’

Bks_j10May_Repo_CMYKALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jonathan Miller will sign his latest book in the “Rattlesnake Lawyer” series, “Navajo Repo,” at noon Saturday, May 16, at Barnes and Noble in the Coronado Shopping Center.

Miller is a criminal defense lawyer in Albuquerque.

His latest book is “a mash-up of the great Western stories like Butch Cassidy, The Searchers, The Professionals and even High Noon but with a Native American woman as the cowboy hero.”

AT TREASURE HOUSE: Travelin’ Jack and Jill Lane sign Jack’s books “More Pet Friends,” “Meet Me at the Balloon Museum” and “From Shelter to Star” from 1-3 today at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town. Lane is a freelance travel writer and created a boutique publishing company in 2004 specializing in New Mexico children’s books. She also is “assistant” to her famous pet celebrity bulldog Travelin’ Jack.

Dennis Herrick signs his new mystery novel, “A Brother’s Cold Case,” at the bookstore from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 16. When the murder of Andy Cornell’s brother is still unsolved after two and a half years, he enters Albuquerque’s hidden worlds of cartel violence, street people and Pueblo secrets to find justice.

MORE LONGMIRE: Craig Johnson will make two New Mexico appearances with his latest book in the New York Times best-selling mystery series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire, “Dry Bones.” He will be at Tome on the Range at noon Tuesday, May 12, 158 Bridge St., Las Vegas, N.M., and at 6 p.m. the same day at Collected Works, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe. In “Dry Bones,” Longmire, Wyoming’s beloved lawman, must solve his coldest case yet when a T. rex skeleton surfaces along with a dead rancher in Absaroka County.

ON OPERA FOUNDER: Craig Smith will sign his biography of Santa Fe Opera founder John Crosby, published by the University of New Mexico Press, at 3 today at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe.

AT BOOKWORKS: Ashley Biggers will sign her “100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the bookstore, 4022 Rio Grande NW. It’s a guide to a host of local experiences for natives and visitors alike.

Sean Prentiss will present his “Finding Abbey” at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the bookstore. When Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. Prentiss went looking for Abbey’s grave and writes about it. He also signs the book at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Collected Works in Santa Fe.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, Kiera Cass will bring her new young adult fiction work, “The Heir,” to Bookworks. The event will include a tiara contest.

AT PAGE ONE: David K. McDonnell, an Irish historian, storyteller and former Detroit lawyer, will be at Page One at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, to discuss and sign his effort in historical stories, “ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland.”

Page One is 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in the Mountain Run Shopping Center.

McDonnell also tell Irish tales at the Rio Grande Celtic Festival on Saturday, May 16, and May 17 at Balloon Fiesta Park.

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