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Virtual Friday, November 11, 2022 3:00 PM ET

Michael Connelly celebrates DESERT STAR #BNMiddayMystery


About this Event

Join Barnes & Noble as we welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series, Michael Connelly, on Friday, November 11 at 3 PM ET for a live, virtual discussion of his riveting new thriller, DESERT STAR (Harry Bosch Series #24 and Renée Ballard Series #5), as part of our B&N Midday Mystery Virtual Event series. Inwhat may be Connelly's most gripping and profoundly moving book yet, LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family.

**BONUS!: Pre-order DESERT STAR to be automatically entered for a chance to win two beer glasses, a t-shirt plus a complete Michael Connellylibrary all signed by the author. The sweepstakes ends November 7, 2022. See details and official rules here.

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This is a live, ticketed event. You must have a ticket to gain access. Please be sure your correct email is listed when you purchase and that your Eventbrite settings include updates on this event.

  • For book-based tickets: This is for US-based customers ONLY (NO P.O. Boxes), excluding Puerto Rico; P.O. Boxes and all international addresses. Any non US orders, Puerto Rico or P.O. Box mailing addresses will be cancelled and refunded.
  • Books will be mailed AFTER the completion of the live event; please allow ample time for shipping, typically 8-10 business days.
  • Each ticket must have a different email associated with it to gain entry. Any repeated emails will be cancelled and refunded.

TICKET INFORMATION:

**THERE ARE TWO TICKET OPTIONS:

  • Signed Book Admission - $37.75 (Admission + Signed Book/tax/shipping): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
  • B&N MIDDAY MYSTERY GENERAL ADMISSION: A ticket PER PERSON includes:

EVENT DETAILS:

  • This event will air as a Zoom Webinar. You MUST BE SIGNED INTO EVENTBRITE WITH THE EMAIL IN WHICH YOU PURCHASED THE TICKET to access the event. We highly recommend you CREATE AN EVENTBRITE ACCOUNT, as well as DOWNLOAD ZOOM & familiarize yourself prior to the event for the best possible experience.
    • Access to the event will become available on the afternoon of the event, Friday, November 11, at 3 PM ET / 2 PM CT / 1 PM MT / 12 PM PT.
    • Access to the event will become available via:
        • OPEN IN ZOOM button in your Eventbrite account (found under “Tickets” --> “Go to online event page”) OR your event ticket confirmation email.
        • Two hours prior to the event, you will receive a separate email FROM ZOOM with a personalized access link. You may also use this to enter the event.
        • You will receive reminder emails from Eventbrite before the event. You may also access the event through the reminder email, HOWEVER YOU MUST BE SIGNED INTO EVENTBRITE WITH THE EMAIL IN WHICH YOU PURCHASED THE TICKET.
        • You may be asked to re-enter the email in which you purchased this ticket to re-validate.

GUIDELINES:

  • Disruptive Conduct: Barnes & Noble wants to create a safe virtual space for all. You acknowledge and agree that Barnes & Noble reserves the right to remove you from the Virtual Event if B&N, in its sole discretion, determines that your participation or behavior create a disruption or hinder the Virtual Event or the enjoyment of the Virtual Event content by other attendees.
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  • This is a US-based event ONLY, and please allow ample time for delivery. Due to complications around shipping during the pandemic, delays can be common. All tickets include the cost of shipping to domestic, non-P.O. Box addresses only.

Please note that Eventbrite is the only authorized dealer for this event. Each person must have a ticket to enter.

REFUNDS:

We cannot guarantee a replay of the program. Please keep this in mind before purchasing a ticket. There will be no refunds for missing the live event.

Event guidelines are subject to change.

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ABOUT DESERT STAR:

A year has passed since LAPD detective Renée Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. But after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her own ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving “the Late Show” to rebuild and lead the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him—the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come volunteer as an investigator in her new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his “white whale” with the resources of the LAPD behind him.

First priority for Ballard is to clear the unsolved rape and murder of a sixteen-year-old girl. The decades-old case is essential to the councilman who supported re-forming the unit, and who could shutter it again—the victim was his sister. When Ballard gets a “cold hit” connecting the killing to a similar crime, proving that a serial predator has been at work in the city for years, the political pressure has never been higher. To keep momentum going, she has to pull Bosch off his own investigation, the case that is the consummation of his lifelong mission.

The two must put aside old resentments and new tensions to run to ground not one but two dangerous killers who have operated with brash impunity. In what may be his most gripping and profoundly moving book yet, Michael Connelly shows once again why he has been dubbed “one of the greatest crime writers of all time” (Ryan Steck, Crimereads).

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