Thursday, April 07, 2011

"Coastside Detectives: The Grand View" book event, Saturday, April 23rd!

Florey's Books welcomes author Matthew O’Malley as he discusses his book "Coastside Detectives: The Grand View".

***Saturday, April 23rd, 2-4pm***

About the book:

The story told in Coastside Detectives encompasses both the storied past of California’s “Baghdad by the Bay” and all-too-bloody headlines from the real Baghdad of today’s Iraq. Detective Mike Mason now lives in Pacifica but is drawn back to the rough streets of the city’s Tenderloin District by a new client, Laura Grandviewer, who is as beautiful as she is untrustworthy. Lies and half-truths send Mike upon a crooked path and before he can unsnarl all of the loose ends Laura has set waving in the criminal winds, a growing body count will work to unnerve this harden detective and will end in a climactic splash of blood.

In Coastside Detectives, Mike Mason, the latest in a long line of West Coast private eyes, takes stock of the state of his soul as he navigates the complexities of a criminal caper, and finds clarity for both in the fog-scrubbed sky viewed from California’s winding Highway One.

About the author:

Matthew O'Malley was born and raised in San Francisco but has been living in Pacifica for over ten years. He is also the author of a self-published collection of short stories, Tales for Sale, and has recently won multiple flash story contests that will be included in a forthcoming collaborative book an art exhibit hosted by Kenney Mencher at the Art Haus Gallery in San Francisco beginning April 8th. The art show and accompanying book is titled Renovated Reputations: Paintings and Fiction inspired by Vintage Portrait Photographs.

For more information, please visit his website:

We hope to see you!

***Saturday, April 23rd, 2-4pm***