Chris Grabensteins character John Ceepak has a simple code: I will not tolerate those who lie, cheat or steal. Needless to say, Ceepak is a cop. And in Hell Hole, hes looking into the apparent suicide of Corporal Shareef Smith. This is the third Ceepak mystery Grabenstein has written; hell be signing it today along with his young adult mystery The Crossroads, about a kid named Zack, his family and an angry spirit. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Wed., Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., 2008