Este sitio utiliza cookies para ofrecer nuestros servicios, mejorar el rendimiento, para análisis y (si no está registrado) para publicidad. Al usar LibraryThing reconoces que has leído y comprendido nuestros Términos de Servicio y Política de Privacidad. Su uso del sitio y de los servicios está sujeto a estas políticas y términos.
Meet D.E. Johnson, author of four Detroit-based mysteries, as he reads from and signs his latest - Detroit Shuffle. Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:30 p.m. "Johnson does for early 20th-century Detroit what James Ellroy did for 1950s Los Angeles, creating a noxious brew of violence and corruption in his fourth novel...The complex works, and the detection and action scenes combine for a thrilling read--the series' best so far." Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review) This reading and signing requires a $5.00 ticket (below) which is redeemable toward your purchase of a book at the event.
Location: Street: 133 W Main Sreet City: Gaylord, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 49735-1345 Country: United States (añadidos desde IndieBound)… (más)
Join award-winning author D.E. Johnson as he shares the history in his most recent historical mystery, Detroit Breakdown. Eloise Hospital is a place of legend and myth, and was an important part of the lives of many people in our area. Johnson will discuss Eloise as it was in the early 1900s as well as the changes in the institution through the Great Depression. He has other tricks up his sleeve as well, with many interesting tidbits from Detroit-area history.
Johnson is the author of three Detroit-based historical mysteries: The Detroit Electric Scheme, set in the early electric car industry and winner of a Michigan Notable Book Award; Motor City Shakedown, which explores the first mob war in Detroit history and is also a winner of the Michigan Notable Book Award; and his newest, Detroit Breakdown, which is largely set at Eloise Hospital and looks at mental health treatment in the early 20th Century.
Dan's books will be sold at this event. Refreshments served. (kwells)… (más)
D. E. Johnson, author of The Detroit Electric Scheme and Motor City Shakedown, will discuss his new book, Detroit Breakdown. In this latest book, Will Anderson and Elizabeth Hume are called to the vast Eloise Insane Asylum outside of Detroit, where Elizabeth’s cousin Paul is a patient, and now a murder suspect. Johnson will talk about Wayne County's infamous Eloise Hospital, an insane asylum that once held 10,000 patients at a time, along with some of the historical curiosities he found while researching his latest book. A book signing will follow the presentation. (abridle)… (más)
It’s summertime again in Grand Rapids—what better time to relax with a good book. Some of the best stories have a good guy to root for and a bad guy that the reader can jeer. And sometimes characters fall into that murky gray area in between. Good vs. evil is explored as the Grand Rapids Public Library partners with area organizations to present the second annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected that look at the good, the bad and everything in between, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any GRPL library. (abridle)… (más)
Michigan Mystery Encore with D.E. Johnson, debut author of The Detroit Electric Scheme
Join us in celebrating the release of The Detroit Electric Scheme, the debut mystery from Kalamazoo author D.E. Johnson. The book is a fast-paced, detail-filled ride through early-1900s Detroit, involving murder, blackmail, organized crime, the development of a wonderful friendship, and the inside story on early electric automobiles. Populated with fascinating characters, both real and fictional, from a then-flourishing Detroit, the book brings The Dodge brothers and Edsel Ford to life as they interact with denizens of the sordid underbelly of the Motor City, such as Vito Adamo, Detroit’s first Mob boss, and Big Boy, the bouncer at a saloon so notorious the newspapers called it “The Bucket of Blood.” This expertly plotted debut delivers with great research, wonderfully flawed yet likable characters, and a shattering climax. (tapestry100)… (más)
Dan Johnson’s first book, “The Detroit Electric Scheme: A Mystery”, is already drawing rave pre-publication reviews. Be among the first to buy this historical mystery “set against the fascinating backdrop of the burgeoning electric car industry" when the author reads excerpts from the book during Old Car Festival--Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 4:15pm in the Village Pavilion. The book is "filled with strong historical detail and dozens of real-life characters," including a seventeen-year-old Edsel Ford. Mr. Johnson will speak about some of his "research adventures," take questions and sign copies of the book. Copies of the book will be on sale before and after the talk. (elsiegrace)… (más)