If you’ve been reading this here blog, or are a fan of crime fiction, you’re probably familiar with Noir at the Bar. It’s simple enough – a bunch of crime writers get together to read from a recent or upcoming work and people listen. They also drink and chat.

I’ve had the honor of reading at a few Noir at the Bar: NYCs and it got me to thinking about hosting one in my own ‘hood, Kew Gardens, Queens – which is no stranger to crime.

I’m totally blown away and amazed by the lineup of authors who’ve agreed to appear this coming Thursday, 8/7 at ODradek’s Coffee House and Wine Bar: gritty mastermind Reed Farrel Coleman, the wonderful and talented Hilary Davidson, fellow Latino crime writers and no-frills Richie Narvaez and Angel Colon, the unflappable Thomas Pluck, always charming S.A. Solomon and all MC’d by yours truly. We will be raffling books away between readings and the authors will be hanging around to chat with fans.

The poster was thrown together by me, but is mostly cool because it’s art from Robert McGinnis.

A little history on Noir at the Bar, as pointed out by Richie in his own N@TB:Q post

The first Noir at the Bar was organized by Peter Rozovsky and took place in Philadelphia. It has since traveled around the country and the world.

It should be a fun time and hopefully the first of many such events at ODradek’s – my local coffee spot.

Swing by if you can!