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Celebrate DODGE AND BURN by Ellen Crosby!

Location 2200 N. Westmoreland Street Arlington, VA 22213
Date Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Mystery fans in the D.C. area have an exciting event to look forward to on Tuesday, May 7th at 7 PM - a book launch celebration for Dodge and Burn, the latest installment in Ellen Crosby's popular Sophie Medina mystery series. Crosby is a beloved local author known for her richly atmospheric novels steeped in fascinating settings like Virginia's wine country and the high-stakes world of international art crime. In Dodge and Burn, photojournalist Sophie Medina finds herself embroiled in a murder case after billionaire art collector Robson Blake is killed during what appears to be a burglary gone wrong. However, the only item stolen is an insignificant Ukrainian religious icon, raising Sophie's suspicions. As a homicide detective closes in believing Sophie is hiding something, she makes a shocking discovery - she may have a half-brother who is an art thief with his eyes on Blake's collection. Fans of smart, twisty mysteries will relish unraveling this suspenseful tale alongside Sophie as she races to prove her innocence. What makes this event a must-attend is the chance to hear directly from Crosby about her inspiration behind Dodge and Burn, her extensive research into the murky world of art crime, and her experience crafting such a compelling protagonist in Sophie Medina. Crosby's novels have earned rave reviews, with Publishers Weekly praising her "top-notch prose and characterizations." Attendees can expect an engaging discussion touching on themes like family secrets, the dark side of wealth and obsession with priceless art, and the moral complexities her characters face. For local mystery buffs, this is an unbeatable opportunity to get an early copy of Dodge and Burn and have it signed by Crosby herself. The event is free but registration is required, so secure your spot now for what promises to be a thrilling evening with one of D.C.'s most acclaimed crime writers. Long-time fans and new readers alike are sure to leave inspired to dive into the Sophie Medina series.

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