Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 17, 2010

80 Years of Mystery

Author Mark Coggins

Join us Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 1-2pm for our final anniversary program of the month, 80 YEARS OF MYSTERY with author Mark Coggins.

1930, the year the Montclair library opened, was also the year Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” was published. On Saturday, mystery author Mark Coggins talks about the book’s place in the crime fiction canon and the real locations in San Francisco where the story is set. He will also discuss his latest novel, “The Big Wake Up,” and the real locations in Oakland where it is set. Special thanks to the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau for helping organize this event.

About Mark: Mark Coggins worked for a number of Silicon Valley computer and venture capital firms, including Netscape Communications, VeriSign and Hewlett Packard Company, before turning to a life of crime…er, writing about crime. His novels featuring wise-cracking San Francisco private eye August Riordan include “The Big Wake-Up,” “Vulture Capital” and “Runoff.”
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After the presentation all are invited to join staff and the Friends of the Montclair Library for a party with cake (thanks to city council rep Jean Quan’s office) at 2:30 p.m.


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