Detroit mystery author DE Johnson will be signing copies of his latest release Motor City Shakedown at the Ewald Branch (15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230, 313-343-2071) of the Grosse Pointe Woods Library on Tuesday, June 12th from 7:30pm to 9pm. Motor City Shakedown is 2012’s Michigan Notable Book Award Winner and the sequel to his previous mystery The Detroit Electric Scheme (also a Michigan Notable Book award winner). Taking place in turn-of the century Detroit, these fast-paced mysteries are full of gangsters and local history, making them a great gift for Father’s Day. Please visit the Grosse Pointe Woods Library website for more information and to register for this event. This event is free and open to the public, but you must register first to ensure a seat.
“Violent, suspenseful, and complex, Johnson’s shakedown in Detroit sucks the breath out of readers rushing to the cliff’s edge with Will and Elizabeth. This gritty new series is a good match for James Ellroy and George Pelecanos fans…”–Booklist
“This is a superb violent historical noir that brings to life the Motor City one century ago. The meet me in Detroit story line is fast-paced but it is the cast who makes for a terrific action-packed tale especially Will. With tidbits of history interwoven to anchor time and place, readers will enjoy riding the Anderson Electric Car driven by D. E. Johnson.”– Midwest Books Reviews