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date: October 10, 2014 12:00PM
location: Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA, The United States
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Truth Be Told is part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series.

It begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there’s more than one way to rob a bank. Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar...more

date: October 04, 2014 12:00PM
location: Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St, Seattle, WA, The United States
description: With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons Camille to her court. Aeval orders her on a quest through the mists to find an ancient ally of the Queen’s. Camille is to seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. Surrounded by danger on all sides, with Morgaine and Bran along for the journey, Camille must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as the sisters undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time.
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Poetic Terrorism
WEIRD DANCING IN ALL-NIGHT computer-banking lobbies. Unauthorized pyrotechnic displays. Land-art, earth-works as bizarre alien artifacts strewn in State Parks. Burglarize houses but instead of stealing, leave Poetic-Terrorist objects. Kidnap someone & make them happy. Pick someone at random & convince them they're the heir to an enormous, useless & amazing fortune--say 5000 square miles of Antarctica, or an aging circus elephant, or an orphanage in Bombay, or a collection of alchemical mss. ...
Bolt up brass commemorative plaques in places (public or private) where you have experienced a revelation or had a particularly fulfilling sexual experience, etc.
Go naked for a sign.
Organize a strike in your school or workplace on the grounds that it does not satisfy your need for indolence & spiritual beauty.
Graffiti-art loaned some grace to ugly subways & rigid public monuments--PT-art can also be created for public places: poems scrawled in courthouse la...more
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“For mystery lovers who know what they want, and for those who haven't a clue.”
― Bill Farley

Hakim Bey
“Poetic Terrorism
WEIRD DANCING IN ALL-NIGHT computer-banking lobbies. Unauthorized pyrotechnic displays. Land-art, earth-works as bizarre alien artifacts strewn in State Parks. Burglarize houses but instead of stealing, leave Poetic-Terrorist objects. Kidnap someone & make them happy. Pick someone at random & convince them they're the heir to an enormous, useless & amazing fortune--say 5000 square miles of Antarctica, or an aging circus elephant, or an orphanage in Bombay, or a collection of alchemical mss. ...
Bolt up brass commemorative plaques in places (public or private) where you have experienced a revelation or had a particularly fulfilling sexual experience, etc.
Go naked for a sign.
Organize a strike in your school or workplace on the grounds that it does not satisfy your need for indolence & spiritual beauty.
Graffiti-art loaned some grace to ugly subways & rigid public monuments--PT-art can also be created for public places: poems scrawled in courthouse lavatories, small fetishes abandoned in parks & restaurants, Xerox-art under windshield-wipers of parked cars, Big Character Slogans pasted on playground walls, anonymous letters mailed to random or chosen recipients (mail fraud), pirate radio transmissions, wet cement...
The audience reaction or aesthetic-shock produced by PT ought to be at least as strong as the emotion of terror-- powerful disgust, sexual arousal, superstitious awe, sudden intuitive breakthrough, dada-esque angst--no matter whether the PT is aimed at one person or many, no matter whether it is "signed" or anonymous, if it does not change someone's life (aside from the artist) it fails.
PT is an act in a Theater of Cruelty which has no stage, no rows of seats, no tickets & no walls. In order to work at all, PT must categorically be divorced from all conventional structures for art consumption (galleries, publications, media). Even the guerilla Situationist tactics of street theater are perhaps too well known & expected now.
An exquisite seduction carried out not only in the cause of mutual satisfaction but also as a conscious act in a deliberately beautiful life--may be the ultimate PT. The PTerrorist behaves like a confidence-trickster whose aim is not money but CHANGE.
Don't do PT for other artists, do it for people who will not realize (at least for a few moments) that what you have done is art. Avoid recognizable art-categories, avoid politics, don't stick around to argue, don't be sentimental; be ruthless, take risks, vandalize only what must be defaced, do something children will remember all their lives--but don't be spontaneous unless the PT Muse has possessed you.
Dress up. Leave a false name. Be legendary. The best PT is against the law, but don't get caught. Art as crime; crime as art.”
Hakim Bey, TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone

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Greg Rucka signs Bravo
Greg Rucka signs Bravo
Author appearance, August 02, 2014 12:00PM — 101 people invited
Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA, US

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Still recovering from the trauma from the amusement park (Alpha), Jad Bell is as...more
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Mary Daheim signs Clam Wake
Mary Daheim signs Clam Wake
Author appearance, August 14, 2014 12:00PM — 101 people invited
Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA, US

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With the hectic tourist season over, cousins Judith and Renie head to one of the...more
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Martin Limón signs The Iron Sickle
Martin Limón signs The Iron Sickle
Author appearance, August 19, 2014 12:00PM — 101 people invited
Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA, US

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In their 9th book, CID sergeants Bascom and Sueño are assigned to the black mark...more
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