Books & Co. hosts authors

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BEAVERCREEK – Books & Co. will host authors and their novels as well as other events at The Greene, 4453 Walnut St.

New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen will introduce her newest mystery Malace at the Palace on 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.

This new Royal Spyness Mystery features Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line to the English throne and crack amateur sleuth. She has been asked to come stay at Kensington Palace to calm the pre-wedding jitters of Princess Marina, who is set to marry Prince George, youngest son of George V. Georgie is a bit skeptical about the whole thing since she knows that George has a history of frequent love affairs, not a desirable trait in a soon-to-be husband.

When society beauty Kiki Anstruther, reputed latest mistress of Prince George, is found dead in the palace, everything is thrown into disarray, including Lady Georgiana’s own romantic attachment to Darcy O’Mara. Is it possible that everything Georgie believed about her own love life is a pack of lies? As Georgie is uncovering facts about Kiki’s murder, she’s also discovering unsavory things about Darcy and also about life in the palace.

Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major mystery award including the Edgar, and has won many, including the Agatha and Anthony Awards. She was born in England and ow splits her time between southern California and Arizona.

Mindee Arnett and Erica O’Rourke will introduce their new fiction for young adults 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Mindee Arnett will discuss her book, The Nightmare Charade, which is the stunning final installment in the Arkwell Academy series. Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her other’s infamy is hard enough, not to mention the crazy evets of the past year. Dusty may have saved the day, but there are many days left in the year, and with an old foe back to seek revenge, she’ll need all her strength to defeat him and save her friends.

Erica O’Rourke will discuss her book, Resonance, the thrilling follow-up to Dissonance. Del risked everything to save Simon, and now he’s gone off in another world with no way for Del to find him. She’s back at the Consort training to be a Walker like everyone in her family. But the Free Walkers have other plans for her. This rebel group is trying to convince Del that the Consort is evil, and that her parents are unwittingly helping the consort kill millions of people. The Freewalkers make Del the ultimate promise: If Del joins their fight, she will be reunited with Simon. The fate of the multiverse depends on her choice.

Mindee Arnett lives on a horse farm outside Dayton. She has a Master of Arts in English Literature. Her short stories have appeared in various magazines. Erica O’Rourke is the author of the tor trilogy, which includes Torn, Tangled, and Bound. She lives outside Chicago.

Book groups

Tuesday Writers meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 18 to discuss each other’s work.

Daytime Knittes meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 to knit and discuss knitting books and magazines.

Syzygy – Sci-Fi Group meet 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 12 and will discuss Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 Classics Book Group to discuss Nostomo by Joseph Conrad.

All groups welcome visitors and new members. Please call Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-420-6302 for more information.

Greene County News Report complied by staff.

Greene County News Report complied by staff.