Las Vegas magicians disappear all the time — but they usually do it onstage as part of their act. In Deborah Coonts’s novel, So Damn Lucky, the magician at The Babylon has disappeared and Lucky O’Toole, head of customer relations, can’t tell if it’s a stunt or something more sinister. See if Lucky can figure out what’s going on and keep her romantic life from imploding all at the same time when Coonts reads from and signs So Damn Lucky. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Tue., Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., 2012