Have lunch with David Handler during the midday reading of his sixth Desiree Mitry title, The Sour Cherry Surpise. As the book opens, Sour Cherry Lane has gone crazy. Usually well-behaved high school students are suddenly having wild sex parties. A history professor is missing. His wife, a children's book author, is high on meth. As if that's not enough for trooper Desiree Mitry to handle, she's been having fainting spells ever since she dumped her New York film-critic boyfriend and taken up with her ex-husband, who just happens to be a U. S. Attorney. When it's revealed that a major drug cartel has been operating in town and that Mitry's ex knew all about it, she gets a little miffed. Divorcing her is one thing, telling her to stay out of an important drug investigation is another. Noon. Houston Public Library, 500 Mc-Kin-ney. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.houstonlibrary.org. Free.
Fri., Sept. 26, noon, 2008