West Side Stories: Mystery & History

- an afternoon BookFest
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Authors of local San Francisco mysteries & local histories read and discuss their works at an open house event, followed by live music:


Mark Coggins is author of the Private Investigator August Riordan series, including: The Big Wake-Up, Runoff and Candy from Strangers.

(Note: Kelli Stanley planned to appear, but has had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances)

Deborah Grabien conjures up murder in San Francisco’s rock ‘n roll scene in While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Her newest book is London Calling.

Michelle Richmond's captivating and mysterious novels include No One You Know and The Year of Fog.


Mary Germain Hountalas will talk about her book The San Francisco Cliff House. Her family has run the world-famous restaurant for years

Lorri Ungaretti will read from her latest work-in-progress, Stories in the Sand: A History of San Francisco's Sunset District. She is the author of the Arcadia Book, San Francisco's Sunset District.

MUSIC -- Jazz by Steve Snelling & Friends will follow the readings. Steve is a Sunset District jazz luminary, music educator and author.


West Portal Branch’s "West Side Stories" event with local authors & musicians follows on Tuesday evening, Nov. 30th!

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