I hope that you can attend the “Arbitrage Signing” in person, or at least in spirit. The Bank Of Books bookstore is in the Point Dume Village shopping center at Heathercliff and Pacific Coast Highway in West Malibu. It’s across from Chase Bank and Lily’s Cafe, and behind the coffee shop Cafecito Organico. Grab a drink from the coffee shop and stop on in to say hello!
Like all the Evan Olsson series of books, Death By Arbitrage or Live Low Die High takes place in that fictitious lab overlooking the Pacific Ocean plus nearby neighborhoods in Malibu and Venice. However, in this installment, Evan’s pursuit of financial criminals also takes him to Stanford and San Francisco.
Although the event is a Death By Arbitrage signing, there will be a chance for attendees to ask some questions of Yr humble servant. For example:
– Exactly where is that fictitious research lab located, anyway? (Yes, you can actually find it on Google Earth)
– How did I come to use a book title with a word that many people have never heard of?
– Which events and people in the Evan novels are taken directly from life, and which are fabricated?
I’ll be in Malibu for a long weekend, soaking up local color and enjoying the expected 70-degree temperatures. I look forward to catching up with friends, and seeing what changes I can notice about the neighborhoods that are so dear to my heart. And perhaps the Muse will poke me with some ideas for a sequel…