Murder By the Book is celebrating Ridley Pearson's new book In Harm's Way, which comes out August 2, with a much-anticipated reading by the popular author. The book takes readers on an adventure with Idaho lawman Walt Fleming, who teams up with another character familiar from Pearson's fiction, Lou Boldt. Together they search for the killer of Caroline Vetta, a woman who liked to date professional athletes. A frequent reader at Murder By the Book, Ridley Pearson has been a favorite for decades. His loyal fans typically fill the bookstore. Pedigree-by-proxy: The sister of horror writer Anne Rice was sighted at one of his readings. 6:30 p.m., 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Wed., Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., 2010