First, Dave from the bookstore introduced Ray and his Special Guest Interviewer, noted investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan.
She gave him quite a grilling, on his writing methods, how he gets his ideas, his name, his secrets, everything. You can tell she's done this before. We knew him and his book by the time she was finished.
Great night, and I'm looking forward to a great read.
Huge crowd for a weeknight. Ray is a popular guy, active in the local chapters of both Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America.
Fellow mystery writers supporting their local guy. Pictured are Judy Copek, Connie Johnson Hambley, Hans Copek, and Vincent O'Neil. Connie has her own launch at this same place coming up in just a few weeks (Sept 20th), so she got to see how it's done!
And then the signing of the books!
That's Ray's brother Tom (the taller one)
And Ray's supportive wife Karen with writer Mo Walsh