Michael and Stanley will be in the US in September/October for all sorts of events to launch A Deadly Covenant. We’d love to see you at one of them! If you’re in Minneapolis for Bouchercon, meet us there. And come to the launch at Once Upon a Crime.

Stanley has a fascinating, genuine Bushman hunting kit, and since A Deadly Covenant links with the Bushman theme of Death of the Mantis, we’d like to show you some of these pieces at some of the events and discuss their uses.

September events:

Wednesday, 7. 4:30 – 5:30 pm Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour at Valley Bookstore

The Zephyr Theatre, 601 N Main St, StillwaterMN 55082

Find out more about the event HERE.

Thursday, 8. 4:15 – 5 pm BOUCHERCON Panel:

Multi-Tasking is Murder – Juggling Multiple Series ( How these authors create and balance multiple series at the same time.)

Chris Aldrich (Moderator); Michael Sears (Michael Stanley); Sujata Massey; Julie Hennrikus; Laura Childs/Gerry Schmitt; Anna Lee Hube

Friday, 9. 1:45 – 2:30 pm BOUCHERCON Panel:

The Mystery of Multiple Points of View and Multiple Timelines (Writers use dual perspectives/multiple narrators and alternating timelines to tell their stories.)

Marty Ambrose; William Boyle; Mary R. Davidsaver; B.A. Shapiro; Julie Carrick Dalton; Stanley Trollip (Moderator)

Saturday, 10. 11:30 -12:15 pm BOUCHERCON Panel:

Under the Sun or Below Zero (You’ve heard of “setting as a character.” Well … what about the weather?  These authors’ works represent a dichotomy of climates where rising temps or bone-chilling cold are just as effective as any villain.)

Alexander McCall Smith; Stan Trollip (Michael Stanley); Catriona McPherson; Jo Nesbø ; Matthew Goldman (Moderator); Caro Ramsay

Thursday, 15. 12:30 – 1:00 pm (UK time) Virtual event at the International Agatha Christie Festival

Agatha in Africa

Michael, Stanley and Zimbabwe author Bryony Rheam discuss Agatha Christie’s trip to South Africa and Rhodesia and its connection with her mystery thriller The Man in the Brown Suit.

Monday 19. 6:00 pm Nokomis Library event

5100 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417 Phone: 612-543-6800

Wednesday 21. 6:00 pm Thomas St. Angelo Public Library of Cumberland event

1305 2nd Ave, Cumberland, WI 54829 Phone: 715-822-2767

Thursday 22. 6:30 pm Spooner Library event

421 High St, Spooner, WI 54801 Phone: 715-635-2792

Tuesday, 27. 6:00 pm Launch of A Deadly Covenant at Once Upon A Crime

604 W. 26th Street, MinneapolisMN 5540 Phone: 612.870.3785 Email:


October events:

Sat, 1. Meet us at the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato, MN

Free book festival. We’ll be there from 9am to 3pm. The event takes place at the WOW! Zone,  conveniently located at 2030 Adams Street in Mankato, just off Highway 14.

Sat, 8. Launch of A Deadly Covenant at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone:(480) 947-2974 Toll Free: (888) 560-9919 Email:

Michael and Stanley join Barbara Peters on Saturday afternoon to chat about A Deadly Covenant.

Friday, 14. 10 am Lake Country Booksellers event

4766 Washington Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 Phone: 651-426-0918

Saturday, 15. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Meet us at the Twin Cities Book Festival

Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Saint Paul