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Will Thomas – In Person

April 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome back Will Thomas, author of the acclaimed Barker and Llewelyn series, for the book launch event celebrating the 13th novel in the series, Fierce Poison. This free event will take place in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Will will be joined in conversation for the evening by his wife, the author Julia Bryan Thomas, whose forthcoming novel, For Those Who Are Lost will be published by Sourcebooks on June 14, 2022.

Fierce Poison takes us back to Victorian England where there is a poisoner loose in the city, deaths are piling up, and private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are apparently his next target.

Fierce Poison will be published by Minotaur Books on April 12, 2022. You can pre-order a copy now in store or online, https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/fierce-poison/704.

For Those Who Are Lost by Julia Bryan Thomas will be published on June 14, 2022. You can pre-order Julia’s book now in store or online, https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/for-those-who-are-lost/705.

About Fierce Poison:

London, 1893, there is poisoner loose in the city, with deaths piling up, and private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are apparently his next target in Fierce Poison by Will Thomas.

Private Enquiry agent Cyrus Barker has just about seen it all–he’s been attacked by assassins, his office has been bombed, and evil-doers have even nearly killed his dog. But never before has a potential client dropped dead in his office. When Roland Fitzhugh, Member of Parliament arrives to consult Barker and his partner Thomas Llewelyn, he falls to the floor, dead, upon entering. As they soon learn, he’s been poisoned with a cyanide laced raspberry tart, and the adulterated tarts also take out an entire family in the East End. Labelled the Mad Pie Man by the press, Barker and Llewelyn are hired by former Prime Minister William Gladstone to find out who has targeted the House of Commons’s newest member.

But before they can even begin, they find themselves the latest target of this mad poisoner–with Barker’s butler poisoned with digitalis and dozens of diabolic traps discovered at their home. On the run from their unseen adversary, Barker and Llewelyn must uncover the threads that connect these seemingly random acts and stop the killer before they and their closest friends and family become the latest casualties.

Will Thomas is the author of the Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn series, including The Black Hand, The Hellfire Conspiracy, The Limehouse Text, To Kingdom Come, and the Shamus and Barry award-nominated Some Danger Involved. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.


April 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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221 E. Archer St.
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