Start: 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Seated Diesels back to the store to discuss The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle on Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm.The Sign of Four is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes, following A Study in Scarlet. The book opens with fog swirling through the streets of London, and Holmes himself sitting in a cocaine-induced haze, until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action. Each year following the strange disappearance of her father, Miss Morstan has received a gift of a rare and lustrous pearl. Now, on the day she is summoned to meet her anonymous benefactor, she consults Holmes and Watson.This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Start: 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes local author David R. Smith to the store to present his new YA novel, The Dark Eagles, on Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm.The Dark Eagles tells the story of a boy named Kief, who loves exploring the rugged mountains around his home on his horse, Natch. When his dead grandfather leaves him a mysterious map for his birthday, Kief is thrown into an adventure beyond anything he could imagine. Pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a sea captain, he leaves home to attend the merchant academy on the coast, where extraordinary events propel Kief, his friends, and his map toward the same end. David is offering his readers something more than a great story: the opportunity to go on their own personal adventure. In the foothills and parks around Brentwood, David has hidden copies of his book in old-style treasure boxes. After hiding the treasure boxes, he posts the GPS coordinates of their locations on his website, www.fundautum.com. Young adventurers, along with their parents, can print maps using a link provided on the website that will guide them to the location. The book and treasure box are the prize to the first person that finds them.We will have copies of The Dark Eagles for sale during the event. This event is free and open to the public - we hope you'll join us!