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Body on the Backlot

Eva Montealegre

Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book

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Featured author at Bouchercon 2017, TorontoOutreach to mystery bookshopsPre-pub feature at Los Angeles Times Festival of BooksBook giveawaysGalley giveawaysEvents in Los Angeles, Topanga, Bay Area, New York, and PhoenixIn-conversation events with notable mystery writersNational media outreachNational online broadcasts with other mystery writersFeatured title at the Bay Area Book Festival, Brooklyn Book Fair, etc.

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