The Sacramento Bee Book Club has been around the literary block and back. Since 1997, its agenda has been to bring A-list authors to Sacramento and invite the public to attend their presentations and book signings.
Now the Bee Book Club is going to expand that template. In a special edition on Thursday, four Northern California mystery writers will appear onstage in conversation with one another. It will be a “panel discussion,” of sorts, in which the authors will collectively answer questions about how they do what they do, talk about their main characters and explain why the mystery-thriller genres are so enduringly popular.
The novelists and longtime friends are Cara Black, Rhys Bowen, Catriona McPherson and Terry Shames. The authors write ongoing series. The quartet will share the stage at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento (doors open at 5:15 p.m.). It’s a free event in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library, but tickets are required. They are available at www.beebuzzpoints.com (click on “Bee Events”). Information: (916) 321-1128.
Now let’s check in with the authors, listed alphabetically:
Feisty Irish immigrant
A small-town Texan