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Reading at Aunt Agatha's New & Used Mysteries, Detection & True Crime Books

Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 26, 2007

On Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 1 p.m., the Vinnie's Head crew descended on the wonderful Aunt Agatha's New and Used Mysteries, Detection and True Crime Books in Ann Arbor, MI, a town well supplied with great bookstores. Robin Agnew, co-proprietor, was gracious and welcoming. Any crime fiction fan would love this store, and will probably need to be removed by security at closing time. Not that that's what happened to me. Really, I swear. But it could happen.

Sign of the times:the Vinnie's Head posse is used to clearing the room, but driving away all foot traffic from the bustling town of Ann Arbor was an unexpected accomplishment.

Robin Agnew, lively and tasteful co-proprietor of Aunt Agatha's Bookshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At left is mystery author N.J. Lundquist, whose baseball mystery A Glitter of Diamonds has just come out, and who shared the reading and signing duties. At right behind a wall of Vinnie's is the author of that notorious volume.

The audience in Aunt Agatha's confers nervously as they wait for the reading to begin. Bolt now, or wait until a good stopping point? Most decided to wait it out.

Too late, he's started already.

After the reading there was a mad rush to the signing table. Shown here, left to right, the author, niece Reneé Kent, and her son Darryn, watching the author scribble incomprehensible comments in the expensive book they've just purchased.

Sister-in-law Marcia Brundage, personally responsible for a large portion of the audience, waits for her copy to be scribbled in.

My nieces the beautiful and talented Angela and Alana agree to accept a signed copy of Vinnie's Head.

Bob Keys, proprietor of the Dragon's Lair futon shop in Ann Arbor, was stunned to discover that none of the characters in the book were modeled after him. This oversight will be corrected in future volumes.

Bruce, cousin of Bob Keys, after purchasing several books from my co-reader N.J., was persuaded to buy a copy of Vinnie by whining, cursing, and tugging on his shirt sleeve.

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