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Authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane will participate in a program Saturday that's free and open to the public.
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Authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane will participate in a program Saturday that's free and open to the public.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Best-Selling Authors To Talk At Santa Monica Library Saturday Afternoon

Posted Sep. 19, 2013, 8:27 am

Mirror Staff

The Santa Monica Public Library will welcome critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane for the Southern California book launch event of Searles’ new novel "Help for the Haunted" this Saturday.

It will be held at 3 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

It has been nine years since Searles last gripped readers the world over with his thriller "Strange But True," and its predecessor "Boy Still Missing," but the wait was worth it. 

His new novel "Help for the Haunted" is the story of teenager Sylvie Mason, whose parents have an unusual occupation – helping “haunted souls” find peace.

When her parents are murdered in a mysterious act of violence, Sylvie makes it her mission to unravel the truth. 

Searles celebrates his novel’s release with this “in conversation” event with friend and writing colleague Lehane, the author of 11 novels including "Mystic River," "Shutter Island," "The Given Day," and the 2012 best-seller "Live By Night."

A book sale and signing with both authors follows their onstage conversation.  On site book sales provided by Diesel, A Bookstore.

This program is free and open to all. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.

For more information, call 310.458.8600 or visit smpl.org.

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