The Detroit Public Library will be hosting two author events in May. On May 10 Simone Elkeles will be at the Detroit Public Library Main location, (5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202, Phone: (313) 481-1300) at 6:00 pm as part of their author day event. Simone Elkeles is the NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of over seven teen novels. She has won various awards and recognition for her books, including the coveted RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry and being named Author of the Year by the IL Assoc. of Teachers of English. Some of her popular titles are, How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation, Leaving Paradise, and the Perfect Chemistry trilogy. Her latest title is Rules of Attraction. This event is free and open to the public. Book Beat will be selling books for both events.
On Saturday, May 21 @ 11:00 am D. E. Johnson will be at the Detroit Public Library Elmwood Park Branch (550 Chene Street, Detroit, MI 48207-3907, (313) 877-8014.) to read from, discuss and sign copies of his first book, The Detroit Electric Scheme. The book has been receiving great reviews and this is an intimate location to meet the author who is a Michigan native. Both events are free and open to the public and Book Beat will have books available for sale at both event.
Detroit 1910: When Will Anderson finds the body of John Cooper crushed in a huge hydraulic press, he panics—for good reason. The body is in his father’s electric automobile factory, in the department Wil
l manages. Worse yet, Cooper is engaged to the woman Will loves, his ex-fiancée, Elizabeth Hume.
He runs, eluding the police but leaving behind his cap and automobile. Under threat from a blackmailer and with the police closing in, Will discovers that Elizabeth is in terrible danger. He follows her through the Detroit underworld, trying to save her and find the killer at the same time.
As the evidence mounts, Will gets closer and closer to the secret Cooper had been desperately trying to keep—a secret that could cost Will not only his life, but also the lives of the people he loves most.