Mystery Authors Chris Pavone and Olen Steinhauer to Visit Greenwich Library on April 8

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Two best selling mystery writers, Chris Pavone and Olen Steinhauer will speak at Greenwich Library as part of AuthorsLive on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. A large turnout is expected given that both of these well-known spy/thriller authors have new novels coming out in March and that mysteries are one of the most circulated genres at the Library. 

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Olen Steinhauer is a prolific writer whose Milo Weaver trilogy has earned high praise from all sides. The first book in the series, The Tourist, (not the Depp/Jolie movie by the same title), is being adapted for film by Columbia Pictures. 

The New York Times describes An American Spy, the final book in the Weaver series, as "Intensely clever.... Not since le Carré has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage." 

In his new novel, The Cairo Affair (Minotaur Books, March 18), Steinhauer tells a spellbinding new story of Americans abroad, who let their desire for worldliness open them up to personal deceptions and dangerous relationships. 

According to a Booklist Starred Review, "One of the two best espionage novelists working today, Steinhauer follows his acclaimed Milo Weaver trilogy with a stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue." 

In Budapest, in the midst of the Arab Spring, Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level American diplomat, that she had an affair while they were stationed in Cairo, he is shot and killed. As the players converge in Cairo, The Cairo Affair slowly unveils a portrait of a marriage, a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal, against a dangerous world of political games where allegiances are never clear. 

Chris Pavone, the New York Times best selling author of The Expats, returns with a new thriller, The Accident (Crown, March 11), that fulfills the promise of his earlier book and is a layered masterpiece of suspense. 

As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that the sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of a gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime's worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident

According to Booklist, "Pavone's plot twists tirelessly, shifting focus among a large cast of well-drawn characters. . . . Many readers will read this one through the night." 

Olen Steinhauer grew up in Virginia, and has lived throughout the US and Europe. He spent a year in Romania on a Fulbright grant, an experience that helped inspire his first five books. His first novel, The Bridge of Sighs (2003), began a five-book sequence chronicling Cold War Eastern Europe, one book per decade. It was nominated for five awards. In 2009 he began the wildly popular Milo Weaver series, a trilogy of spy tales focused on international deception in the post 9/11 world. He is presently working on a novel focused on home-grown American terrorism. He lives in Hungary with his wife and daughter. 

Chris Pavone is the author of The Expats, which was an instant New York Times, USA Today, and international bestseller, published in twenty languages on five continents, as well as developed for film, plus winner of the 2013 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Chris grew up in New York City and attended Cornell University. He worked at a number of publishing houses over nearly two decades, most notably as an editor at Clarkson Potter, where he specialized in cookbooks. Chris lives with his wife and children in Greenwich Village.  
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books. This series is open to all at no charge, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933.

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