Literary: Jan Burke

If awards are any indication of an author’s skills, then Jan Burke is doing something right. The California-based mystery writer has won numerous honors in recent years. Best known for her copious-selling mystery series centering on crafty reporter Irene

If awards are any indication of an author’s skills, then Jan Burke is doing something right. The California-based mystery writer has won numerous honors in recent years, including Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award for Best Novel (Liar), the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Award, the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar for Best Novel (Bones), the Macavity Award and the Romantic Times’ Career Achievement Award for Contemporary Suspense. Best known for her copious-selling mystery series centering on crafty reporter Irene Kelly, Burke is back with her first supernatural thriller, The Messenger, the story of a strange, centuries-old man named Tyler Hawthorne who somehow appears as a wealthy, handsome and single 24-year-old dude in contemporary Los Angeles. Burke discusses this oddity and no doubt more 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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