AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Laurie King Book Signing, Auction and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse, Sept 2014

By: Aug. 25, 2014
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The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce a series of September events with something special for every mystery fan, including the opening show of their 76th Season -- Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.

Lakewood Playhouse welcomes author Laurie King for a book signing on Saturday, September 6th (10:00am to 11:30pm).

Nine of King's books will be available for purchase and signing:

• "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" -- The first book in the Mary Russell series now out in a special 20th anniversary edition.

• "The Game" and "Locked Rooms" -- Popular titles in the series about Mary Russell who partners with the retired Sherlock Holmes to solve cases.

• "Folly" and "Keeping Watch" -- Standalone novels set partly in the San Juan Islands.

• "The Bones of Paris" and "Touchstone" -- From the Stuyvesant & Grey historical series set in 1920s Europe.

• "A Grave Talent" and "With Child" -- Two books from the Kate Martinelli contemporary mysteries in a new set of paperback covers.

King's books have won many awards, including the Edgar Award and the Nero (Wolfe) Award. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars and has been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions.

A former Pierce County resident, King graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in 1970. As a child, she lived in Dash Point in a house overlooking Puget Sound. She now lives on California's central coast.

Thanks to the phenomenal publisher Harper Collins, the Lakewood Playhouse will be giving away one signed copy of the new Hercule Poirot Mystery, "The Monogram Murders," at every performance of Agatha Christie's Play "And Then There Were None", opening September 12th, 2014. The bestselling novelist of all time. The world's most famous detective. The literary event of the year--an all-new mystery featuring Agatha Christie's legendary hero Hercule Poirot.

Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie's books have been sold around the globe. Now, for the first time ever, the guardians of her legacy have approved a brand new novel featuring Dame Agatha's most beloved creation, Hercule Poirot.

'I'm a dead woman, or I shall be soon...' Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified -- but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done.

Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim...

Lakewood Playhouse's 2014 Silent Auction features over 40 signed novels by some of the world's greatest authors of crime fiction.

"We try to do something special with our Silent Auction every season," said Managing Artistic Director, JOHN MUNN, "And this year is no exception."

Thanks to Board President, Harlan Zinck, the Lakewood Playhouse has acquired signed novels by some of the World's Greatest Authors working in Crime Fiction.

We will be running a Silent Auction throughout the run of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" (September 12th through October 12th, 2014) with the much sought-after books going to the highest bidder!

Just some of the highlights of from the forty-plus Authors in the auction include Signed Copies of Novels by: Simon Brett, Jim Butcher, Lee Child, Lindsay Davis, Nelson DeMille, Earl Emerson, Janet Evanovich, Gillian Flynn, Charlaine Harris, J.A. Jance, Dean Koontz, Sara Paretsky and Scott Turow.

All of these great events will kick of a Season filled with Mystery, Merriment and Mirth. Our 76th Season includes such shows as Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," "A Year with Frog & Toad -- The Musical," David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Glengarry Glen Ross," William Gibson's "The Miracle Worker," the comedic version of "The 39 Steps" and the Solve-It-Yourself Musical "DROOD -- Based on Charles Dickens' 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.'"

The Lakewood Playhouse was founded in 1938 and has established itself with theatre that is both intimate and epic. The theatre is located within the Lakewood Towne Center, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, Washington 98499.


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