Daniel Silva: The Heist

If you're planning to attend the Daniel Silva author appearance at Murder by the Book, we suggest you get there e-a-r-l-y. And carpool if you can. In town to discuss and sign his latest thriller, The Heist, Silva is expected to draw on the largest crowds of the year at the bookstore (which traditionally draws large numbers of readers).

John Kwiatkowski, Murder By The Book publicity manager, tells us, “Silva has been coming to the store since early in his career. His books have always been store favorites and ones that we've always hand sold. He's a very dynamic speaker and his talks cover history, art and current events. I think word of mouth about his talks combined with us [pushing the] series is a big part of why Houston has such a devoted fan base for him.”

A New York Times bestselling author, Silva is following up his recent hit The English Girl with The Heist another story about Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and retired spy. This time Allon is on the search for a missing Caravaggio masterpiece and the best way to find that masterpiece, he finds, might be to steal another one.

5 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit murderbooks. Free (this is a ticketed event).
Sat., July 19, 5 p.m., 2014

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