Susan Wittig Albert presents 'Indigo Dying,' the latest in her mystery series featuring herbalist China Bayles.
Albert reads at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Murder by the Book, 3210 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Behind enemy lines
James McBride follows up his successful memoir 'The Color of Water' with a novel set in World War II. 'Miracle at St. Anna' is the story of four African-American soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in a remote Italian village.
McBride appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.
Shadows of the night
Local author Douglas Watson reads from 'Darkhaven.' The fantasy novel is the first in a trilogy in which Jurin the Solver takes on the Shadows of Darkhaven.
Watson reads at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.
Once and future King
Local actress Quigley Provost-Landrum reads selections from the speeches, letters and writings of Martin Luther King Jr. in celebration of the civil rights leader's birthday.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Borders Books & Music, 708 S.W. Third Ave.