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David Swinson and Del Quentin Wilber will discuss their new books, followed by a signing

About The Second Girl: Lord knows Detective Frankie Marr needs a good hit. The kind that comes from a weeklong stakeout of a DC row house filled with enough cocaine, PCP, crack, weed, and heroin to keep a junkie going for months. Then the unthinkable happens. After accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of this drug gang, Marr becomes an unlikely hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of another girl—possibly connected to the first—but the heightened scrutiny threatens to bring Marr’s own secrets to light.

About A Good Month for Murder:

Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer--February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C.

After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. After a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose: suddenly every detective in the squad is scrambling to solve one shooting and stabbing after another. Meanwhile, the entire unit is obsessed with a stone-cold "red ball," a high-profile case involving a seventeen-year-old honor student attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed.

Murder is the police investigator's ultimate crucible: to solve a killing, a detective must speak for the dead. More than any recent book, A Good Month for Murder shows what it takes to succeed when the stakes couldn't possibly be higher.

About the Authors: David Swinson spent 16 years as a police detective with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department. Before joining the DC police, he was a record store owner in Seal Beach, California, a punk rock/alternative concert promoter in Long Beach, California, and a music video producer and independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, bullmastiff, and bearded dragon.

Del Quentin Wilber is the New York Times-bestselling author of Rawhide Down, an account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. An award-winning reporter who previously worked for The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post, he now covers the justice department for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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