Katarina, the teenage protagonist of Ally Carter's young adult novel Heist Society, has an unusual skill - she's a master thief. She's trying to leave her criminal ways behind, but when her father is suspected of stealing an art collection from a mobster, Katarina has just two weeks to discover who the real thief is, steal the paintings back and clear her father's name. Carter's young adult adventure story is part caper, part con and all fun. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Thu., Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., 2010