I'm pleased to announce that Chuck Hogan, well-known for his New York Times best-selling novel, Prince of Thieves, will visit the library Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. He’ll read from his work, talk about new projects, and answer questions. After his talk, he’ll sign books.
Prince of Thieves, adapted for the big screen as The Town, won the Hammett Prize for Excellence in Crime Writing, and Stephen King named it one of the best books of the year. Booklist said “… there's no doubt about Hogan's ability to blend weighty emotions with riveting shoot-outs as he depicts a complicated man, noble and villainous by turns, trapped in a life he desperately wants to change.”
Ed McBain commented, “More than a crime novel, this is simply great fiction that should not be missed.”
Have you read Prince of Thieves? Seen the The Town? Hogan’s other novels include Devils in Exile, Killing Moon, The Blood Artists, The Standoff, and the international bestselling vampire trilogy, The Strain, co-written with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Have you read the trilogy? We have copies of his books at the library.
I just finished Devils in Exile, about Neal Maven, an Iraq War veteran struggling to re-adjust to civilian life in Boston, who's lured into a scheme with a band of modern-day Robin Hoods. Add to that, a series of complicated encounters with a woman from his past, and I was drawn in, unable to put down this visceral, fast-paced, book. Not surprisingly, Booklist called it "...a definite crowd-pleaser."
We hope you’ll join us for an evening with one of Boston’s celebrated authors!
We are asking people to register. Please call 978-66-4942 to sign up. The evening is co-sponsored by the Friends and Haley Booksellers. Thanks to Danielle Masterson, North Reading resident, and member of the Friends of the Library, for arranging Chuck Hogan’s visit.