Robert Crais

Don’t you just hate it when you help a serial killer go free? That’s what happens to P.I. Elvis Cole in Robert Crais’s Chasing Darkness. Three years ago, Cole was hailed as a hero when he helped to free an seemingly innocent man wrongly accused of murder. But now the former suspect has been found dead, an apparent suicide, with a scrapbook open on his lap filled with photos of seven brutally murdered women — seven women killed over seven years, including two since Cole helped exonerate him. Did Cole unknowingly free a serial killer? See what hints Crais gives away at today’s reading. 6 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Sat., July 26, 6 p.m., 2008
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