The Book Stall is pleased to welcome Northbrook native Catherine O'Connell to the store. Ms. O'Connell will be presenting a program called Page to Published: How to Pierce the Literary Firewall, as well as discussing and signing copies of the first book in her new mystery series set in Aspen, Colorado, First Tracks. This event is recommended for mystery and thriller fans, and writers who are seeking advice on how to get published. It is free and open to the public. We ask that you buy First Tracks from The Book Stall if you enter the book-signing queue.
About the book:
When experienced ski patroller Greta Westerlind awakes in hospital having almost been killed in an avalanche, she is devastated to learn that her close friend, bond trader Warren McGovern, perished in the slide. With no memory of the incident, Greta is at a loss to explain why the two of them were skiing in such lethal terrain in the first place. As she struggles to unlock her memories as to what really happened that day, a series of strange and menacing incidents convinces Greta that someone means to harm her. Then a young woman disappears, and events take a terrifying new twist.
About the author:
Catherine O'Connell divides her time between Aspen and Chicago, and sits on the board of Aspen Words, a literary center whose aim is to support writers and reach out to readers. A graduate of the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, she is also the author of the High Society Mystery series.
'This compelling, Scandinavian noir-style thriller should appeal to readers of both Ruth Ware and Arnaldur Indridason.' BooklistSki patroller Greta Westerlind discovers there's a darker side to the glamorous skiers' paradise of Aspen in this intriguing thriller.