On March 6th, Brad Melzer’s highly-anticipated new thriller, The Escape Artist, hits bookstores. . . and depending on where you live in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Arizona, or Colorado, you can head out and meet Meltzer in person at one of his upcoming signing events!
Meltzer is always a lock to deliver an unputdownable, up-all-night thriller, and that’s most certainly the case with The Escape Artist, which might just be his best novel to date. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot because this truly is the type of book where you’re better off not knowing much about it when you dive in, but you can read my spoiler-free review here for additional details. The bottom line, though, is this: everyone should run and not walk to grab this one the second it comes out!
Meltzer will spend pub day in New York at Barnes & Noble Union Square, signing books from 6:00-7:00 pm ET. The next day, Wednesday, March 7th, he’ll be at the Carroll County Public Library in Westminster, Maryland. (That’s a ticketed event, click here for more information.)
On March 8th, Meltzer will travel to Barnes & Noble Tyson’s Corner in McLean, Virginia, before heading to Cuyahoga County Public Library in Parma, Ohio on Friday, March 9th.
That Saturday, the author has two separate events scheduled. The first will be at NSU Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, followed by a signing at Books & Books Cora
l Gables in Coral Gables, Florida. Staying in Florida, Meltzer will spend that Sunday (the 11th) at the Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach, FL from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
To kick off the last leg of his tour, Meltzer will be at The Liddy Doenges Theatre at Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 12th; The Watermark Books Abode Venue in Wichita, Kansas on the 13th; The Mission Viejo Library Norman P Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo, California on the 14th; the famed Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona on the 15th (this event will be broadcast live online here); and finally, the Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch in Colorado on March 16th.
If you cannot make it to any of these events and would still like to purchase a personalized copy of The Escape Artist, I recommend calling ahead to one of the bookstores (I personally use the Poisoned Pen Bookstore) and placing an order over the phone. The staff at Poisoned Pen is super friendly and very helpful, and have become my go-to store for adding signed books to my personal collection. Visit their website here.
Also, for more details on each tour stop, including addresses and official times, visit Brad Meltzer’s website.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.