Thrillers, Killers, and Wine Chillers

Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.

Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

About the Event

Family secrets, dark money, and gathering storms define the new thrillers from Tara Laskowski and E.A. Aymar. In Laskowski’s atmospheric novel, Weekend Retreat, the wealthy Van Ness siblings visit a lavish winery where the torrential rain storm outside matches the tempest brewing between them, their spouses, and a mystery guest. Aymar’s latest dark thriller, When She Left, stirs a cocktail of betrayal, professional assassins, and an unlikely partnership. When Melissa leaves her boyfriend, a rising star in his family’s crime organization, for a photographer, a reluctant hit man is sent to kill her. They soon learn another danger awaits them both. Enjoy a reception, followed by the author conversation. Sponsored by the City of Fairfax. 

About the Authors

Anthony Award-nominated E.A. Aymar’s thriller, No Home for Killers, was published to praise from the New York Times, Kirkus, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and was an instant Amazon Bestseller. His previous thriller, They’re Gone, received rave reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus (starred), and was named one of the best books of 2020 by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He is a former member of the national board of the International Thriller Writers and is an active member of Crime Writers of Color and Sisters in Crime. He runs the DC Noir at the Bar series, was born in Panama and now lives and writes in, and generally about, the DC/MD/VA triangle. His newest thriller is When She Left. 

Tara Laskowski is the author of The Weekend Retreat, The Mother Next Door, and One Night Gone, which won an Agatha Award, Macavity Award, and Anthony Award, and was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Left Coast Crime Award, Strand Critics’ Award, and Library of Virginia Literary Award. She is also the author of two short story collections, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and Bystanders, has published stories in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Mid-American Review, among others, and is the former editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. Tara earned a BA in English from Susquehanna University and an MFA from George Mason University and currently lives in Virginia.

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