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Scene of the Crime: Portland Thrillers

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 10:15 am - 11:15 am
1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

The heroines of these two thrillers must navigate treacherous territory in their search for the truth. Rene Denfeld’s The Butterfly Girl finds Naomi, introduced in The Child Finder, searching for her missing sister in Portland, where young, homeless girls have been going missing and turning up dead. Phillip Margolin’s The Perfect Alibi features young Portland lawyer Robin Lockwood, who finds herself masterminding two impossible cases—a rape victim and a murder charge—and trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them. Moderated by Amy Stewart, author of the Kopp Sisters series, including the latest novel, Kopp Sisters on the March.

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Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is an award-winning author, journalist, and licensed private investigator living in Portland, Oregon. She is the bestselling author of The Child Finder and The Enchanted, which was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel prixe and received the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger in France. Her most recent book is The Butterfly Girl. She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Oregonian.
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Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin has written over twenty novels, most of them New York Times bestsellers, including Gone But Not ForgottenLost Lake, and Violent Crimes. His most recent book is The Perfect Alibi. In addition to being a novelist, he was a long time criminal defense attorney with decades of trial experience, including a large number of capital cases. Margolin lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including Girl Waits with Gun and the rest of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. The books are in development with Amazon Studios for a television series. Her popular nonfiction titles include The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. While they have not been adapted for television, there are a few bars around the world named after The Drunken Botanist, which is even better. She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon. Visit her online at amystewart.com.
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