WORD Presents Kellye Garrett & Alyssa Cole

04/30/2024 - 7:00pm

FREE Event at Swift & Co. in Jersey City!

Join Kellye Garrett and Alyssa Cole, two of the most acclaimed Black women mystery writers, as they discuss their most recent, propulsive thrillers, Missing White Woman and One of Us Knows

 

About Missing White Woman

A "propulsive page-turner" (Alyssa Cole) and "thriller not to be missed" (Michael Connelly) from the award-winning author of Like a Sister, in which a woman thinks she’s waking up to a romantic vacation—only to find a body in her rental home and her boyfriend gone.

The truth is never skin deep.
 
It was supposed to be a romantic getaway weekend in New York City. Breanna’s new boyfriend, Ty, took care of everything—the train tickets, the dinner reservations, the rented four-story luxury rowhouse in Jersey City with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline. But when Bree comes downstairs their final morning, she’s shocked. There’s a stranger laying dead in the foyer, and Ty is nowhere to be found.
 
A Black woman alone in a new city, Bree is stranded and out of her depth—especially when it becomes clear the dead woman is none other than Janelle Beckett, the missing woman the entire Internet has become obsessed with. There’s only one person Bree can turn to: her ex-best friend, a lawyer with whom she shares a very complicated past. As the police and a social media mob close in, all looking for #JusticeForJanelle, Bree realizes that the only way she can help Ty—or herself—is to figure out what really happened that last night.
 
But when people only see what they want to see, can she uncover the truth hiding in plain sight?

 

About One of Us Knows 

From the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author of When No One Is Watching comes a riveting thriller about the new caretaker of a historic estate who finds herself trapped on an island with a murderer—and the ghosts of her past. 

Years after a breakdown and a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder derailed her historical preservationist career, Kenetria Nash and her alters have been given a second chance they can’t refuse: a position as resident caretaker of a historic home. Having been dormant for years, Ken has no idea what led them to this isolated Hudson River island, but she’s determined not to ruin their opportunity.

Then a surprise visit from the home’s conservation trust just as a Nor’easter bears down on the island disrupts her newfound life, leaving Ken trapped with a group of possibly dangerous strangers—including the man who brought her life tumbling down years earlier. When he turns up dead, Ken is the prime suspect.

Caught in a web of secrets and in a race against time, Ken and her alters must band together to prove their innocence and discover the truth of Kavanaugh Island—and their own past—or they risk losing not only their future, but their life.


About the authors

Kellye Garrett is the author of Like a Sister—an Edgar nominee for Best Novel, Anthony Award winner for Best Hardcover Mystery, and Lefty Award winner for Best Mystery—as well as Hollywood Homicide, which won Agatha, Anthony, Lefty, and Independent Publisher “IPPY” awards for Best First Novel and was named one of Time's 100 Best Mystery and Thriller Books of All Time and BookBub’s Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time, and Hollywood Ending, which was nominated for both Anthony and Lefty awards. Prior to writing novels, Garrett spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. She is a New Jersey native, a cofounder of Crime Writers of Color, and a former board member of Sisters in Crime.

 

Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance, thrillers, and graphic novels. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018; her contemporary rom-com A Princess in Theory was one of
the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018; and her debut thriller When No One Is Watching was the winner of the 2021 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. Her books have received critical acclaim from the  Washington Post,  Library Journal, Kirkus, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.

 

Moderated by

Jordan Hernandez is the founder and curator of Completely Booked, a book community complete with a book Instagram, TikTok, book club, book events, and book merchandise. The mission of Completely Booked is to shine light on diverse literature and share stories of people from all  backgrounds including race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, ability, age, and more. Completely Booked has been featured on platforms such as Oprah's Book Club Instagram, The Hoboken Girl Blog, and The TODAY Show. In addition to her role as a Director of Content Marketing at Citizen Relations, Jordan is the co-owner of Double Dough Sweets & Treats, a home based custom order bakery with her twin sister Joelle. Jordan is active in her community as a contributor for The Local Girl Media, writing for The Hoboken Girl, The Montclair Girl, and The Asbury Park Girl, she is on the board of Hudson County based non-profit Party With Purpose, and the author of The Twin Tales series. In her spare time, Jordan can be found trying the best restaurants around town, taking Peloton classes, or walking her yorkie-poodle Chica.

 


 

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Missing White Woman By Kellye Garrett Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316256971
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mulholland Books - April 30th, 2024

A "propulsive page-turner" (Alyssa Cole) and "thriller not to be missed" (Michael Connelly) from the award-winning author of Like a Sister, in which a woman thinks she’s waking up to a romantic vacation—only to find a body in her rental home and her boyfriend gone.

The truth is never skin deep.
 
It was suppose


One of Us Knows: A Thriller By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063114951
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 16th, 2024

From the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author of When No One Is Watching comes a riveting thriller about the new caretaker of a historic estate who finds herself trapped on an island with a murderer—and the ghosts of her past. 


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