I am so excited — and I just can’t hide it — about tomorrow night (that’s Aug. 18 if you’re consulting a calendar), when bestselling author Lincoln Child will visit River City Books for a signing and a discussion about his books. In case you forgot, the event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Should be a great time.
Child, a former Northfield resident, will discuss his latest book, The Book of the Dead, and sign copies. Along with writing partner Douglas Preston, Child is co-author of numerous bestselling mystery/thrillers. “The Book of the Dead” continues the engaging story begun in the New York Times bestseller Dance of Death as Child and Preston present the ultimate showdown between good and evil — set against the backdrop of an ancient Egyptian curse.
The writing team also has authored “Brimstone,” “The Cabinet of Curiosities” and “Still Life with Crows.” Publishers Weekly has called “The Book of the Dead” a “gripping, action-packed page-turner.” (Tip: River City is discounting this book 15 percent through the day of the signing.)
Many readers know about these and other popular Child-authored titles. But how many know the details of his career? Since it’s likely to be a topic of conversation Friday night, I dug up a short biography: