Hilary Davidson launches EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES.
When travel writer Lily Moore joins a group of journalists for an all-expenses-paid press junket to Acapulco, Mexico, she expects sun, sand, and margaritas. Instead, she finds that the Mexican city, once the playground of Hollywood stars, is a place of faded glamour and rising crime. Even the luxurious Hotel Cerón, isolated from the rest of the town, seems disturbing to her, with its grand, empty rooms, ever-watchful staff, and armed guards patrolling the grounds.
Lily isn’t the only one who suspects something rotten under the hotel’s opulent facade. Skye McDermott, another journalist on the trip, asks Lily for help with an article she’s working on about fraud and corruption in the hotel industry. Skye claims she’s eager to write a piece of real journalism rather than the fluff she’s known for. But she also lets slip that she’s deeply upset at a lover who jilted her, and she plans to exact her revenge by exposing his company’s illegal activities.
After Skye disappears suddenly, Lily suspects that her friend is in grave danger. But the hotel’s staff insists that everything is fine and refuses to contact the police. Only after Lily tries—and fails—to leave the Hotel Cerón does she discover the truth: the journalists are prisoners in a gilded cage.
Too late, Lily realizes that she has been maneuvered into the role of bait in a vicious, vengeful plot. Faced with unthinkable choices, Lily must summon all her strength to survive, confront the past she’s still running from, and save other lives.
As is the case for all her parties, Hilary pulled out all stops. Not only were there your standard fire-eaters and mimes, but the event also marked the debut of Vlad Misoloki, an Albanian wolverine juggler that she met while doing her regular job as a travel writer.
Hilary packed ’em in for a reading and signing. In addition to the general public, the event was attended by a number of authors, including Reed Farrel Coleman, Dennis Tafoya, Kevin Egan, Ed Lazellari, Susan Shapiro, Annamarie Alfieri, Liz Zelvin and Jessica DuLong. Also on hand was Sarah Weinman, Jessica DuLong, Leslie Elman, Roger Cox. EQMM’s Jackie Sherbow, her Tor/Forge publicist, Aisha Cloud, her editor, Paul Stevens and agent, Judith Weber.
We here at Crimespree think that Hilary is the bee’s knees and suggest you check this list to see if Hilary will be appearing at a store near you.
03/13/2013, Scottsdale, AZ
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at The Poisoned Pen (4014 N Goldwater Blvd., Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ; 480-947-2974).
03/14/2013, Los Angeles, 7:30pm
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at Mysterious Galaxy (2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA, 90278; 310-542-6000).
03/15/2013, South Pasadena, CA, 5pm
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at Book ‘Em Mysteries (1118 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA, 91030; 626-799-9600).
03/20/2013, Denver area, 7:30pm
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch (9315 Dorchester Street, Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129; 303-470-7050).
03/21/2013-03/24/2013, Colorado Springs, CO
Left Coast Crime. Details TBA.
03/26/2013, Austin, TX, 7pm
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX; 512-472-5050).
03/27/2013, Houston, TX, 6:30pm
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at Murder by the Book (2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX; 713-524-8597).
04/06/2013, Milwaukee, WI, noon
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at Mystery One(2109 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202; 414-347-4077).
04/08/2013, Minneapolis, MN, 7pm
Hilary will sign and discuss EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at Once Upon a Crime (604 West 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405; 612-870-3785).
04/18/2013, Toronto, 6pm-8pm
Canadian launch party for EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES at Ben McNally Books (366 Bay Street, Toronto; 416-361-0032).