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November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome back Oklahoma native, Vanessa Lillie for an in-person event celebrating the release of her new book, Blood Sisters on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm. This free event will take place in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books on the northwest corner of Archer and Detroit in downtown Tulsa. Vanessa will be joined in conversation by another Oklahoma writer, Andrea Rogers, author of Man Made Monsters.
” Blood Sisters sets its hooks on page one and then pulls relentlessly and colorfully through buried secrets and rediscovered Native heritage.”
— C. J. Box
Blood Sisters is a powerful mystery about a Native American archaeologist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs who must reckon with her past when she is called back to Oklahoma to investigate both the disappearance of her sister and a new case of a missing Native girl that turns up evidence with her name on it.
Blood Sisters will be published on October 31, 2023. Customers can pre-order a copy by calling the store, 918-602-4452 or going online: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/blood-sisters/1358. All copies will be available for pickup or deliver after the event with Vanessa on November 2.
About Blood Sisters
A visceral and compelling mystery about a Cherokee archeologist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs who is summoned to rural Oklahoma to investigate the disappearance of two women…one of them her sister.
There are secrets in the land.
As an archeologist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Syd Walker spends her days in Rhode Island trying to protect the land’s indigenous past, even as she’s escaping her own.
While Syd is dedicated to her job, she’s haunted by a night of violence she barely escaped in her Oklahoma hometown fifteen years ago. Though she swore she’d never go back, the past comes calling.
When a skull is found near the crime scene of her youth, just as her sister, Emma Lou, vanishes, Syd knows she must return home. She refuses to let her sister’s disappearance, or the remains, go ignored—as so often happens in cases of missing Native women.
But not everyone is glad to have Syd home, and she can feel the crosshairs on her. Still, the deeper Syd digs, the more she uncovers about a string of missing indigenous women cases going back decades. To save her sister, she must expose a darkness in the town that no one wants to face—not even Syd.
The truth will be unearthed.
Vanessa Lillie is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the author of the bestselling suspense novels Little Voices and For the Best. With fifteen years of marketing and communications experience, Vanessa hosts a weekly Instagram Live event with crime fiction authors and was a columnist for the Providence Journal. She lives on Narragansett land in Rhode Island.