Best-selling mystery, crime writers to speak at Greenwich Library

Popular mystery writers Chris Pavone and Olen Steinhauer will be in residence at Greenwich Library on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m.

Both authors have new novels recently released in March, and a large crowd is expected. Olen Steinhauer is a prolific writer whose Milo Weaver trilogy has earned high praise from all sides. The first book in the series, The Tourist, is being adapted for film by Columbia Pictures. In his new novel, The Cairo Affair, Mr. Steinhauer tells a story of Americans abroad, who let their “desire for worldliness open them up to personal deceptions and dangerous relationships.”

Chris Pavone, New York Times best-selling author of The Expats, returns with a new thriller, The Accident, that “fulfills the promise of his earlier book and is a layered masterpiece of suspense.” The book describes interweaves the story of a literary agent, a veteran CIA operative, and the author of a controversial book. According to Booklist, “Pavone’s plot twists tirelessly, shifting focus among a large cast of well-drawn characters… Many readers will read this one through the night.”

The book talk is part of the AuthorsLive series, which is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. This series is open to all at no charge, but seating in the Meeting Room is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Then on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., crime expert Jon Leiberman will discuss his career as a crime reporter, his work as a victim advocate and his new non-fiction thriller, Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption and the Search for Truth. The book, a detailed investigative report on the trial of infamous Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, was co-written with criminal prosecutor Margaret McLean and published by MacMillan in February.

The book closely follows the life and trial of Mr. Bulger, a ruthless hoodlum and former FBI informant, who spent 16 years on the run from the FBI until he and his girlfriend were finally caught and arrested in Santa Monica, Calif. in 2011.

In Whitey on Trial, the truth is revealed through trial testimony, interviews with cops, FBI agents, prosecutors and defense attorneys and members of the jury that ultimately found Bulger guilty on 31 counts, including 11 murders. The book also featured an exclusive letter from Mr. Whitey to Ms. McLean that Mr. Leiberman said offers insight into his state of mind immediately following the verdict.

Mr. Leiberman is an award-winning investigative correspondent, radio host, producer and victim advocate. He is currently an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM and hosts Leiberman Live on Sirius XM . Additionally he is a crime contributor for CNN HLN and WildAboutTrial.com and a crime blogger for Huffington Post.

For more information, visit Greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive or contact Carl White at [email protected] or 203-622-7948.

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