Sale on Used Mysteries

It's a mystery how we got this many books!  So, we are having an in-store sale on our used mystery titles.  All the books, in the used mystery section, that are on retirement sale for 25% off will now be 50% off. ALL SUMMER LONG.  Offer expires August 31, 2013.

Remember, this offer is only valid in our store on books tagged for the used mystery section with a date more than a year old on the label.


July 18th: Signing for first-time, local author, Shannon Stoker

Shannon Stoker will be at After-Words books on July 18, 2013 from 6:30.  She will be reading and signing copies of her book The Registry. Wine reception following.
The Registry saved the country from collapse, but stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are raised to be soldiers, trained to fight and never question orders. Welcome to a safe and secure new world, where beauty is bought and sold, and freedom is the ultimate crime.

Nearly eighteen, beautiful Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the beginning of her auction year. But a warning from her married older sister raises dangerous questions. Now, instead of going up on the block, Mia is going to escape to Mexico—and the promise of freedom.
All Mia wants is to control her own destiny—a brave and daring choice that will transform her into an enemy of the state, pursued by powerful government agents, ruthless bounty hunters, and a cunning man determined to own her . . . a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.

Shannon Stoker is a licensed attorney who works for Northern Illinois University.  She received her undergraduate and law degree from Northern Illinois University where she now works as the Research Integrity Coordinator. The Registry is her first novel.  When she's not working or writing Shannon spends the majority of her time playing with her terrier mix, Nucky, or her husband.