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Fans of fictional reporter-slash-sleuth Irene Kelly already know Jan Burke can plot a tightly-crafted and exciting story. In her new novel, The Messenger, Burke adds a shade of supernatural to her storytelling skills for good measure. Amanda Clarke is a wealthy Los Angelina who survived the deadly accident that claimed her family. Intrigued by her mysterious and handsome neighbor, Tyler Hawthorne (and vice versa), Amanda discovers the 24-year-old lied about his age — he's a youthful 224, actually. Whu-huh? Blessed (cursed?) with immortality, Tyler is a Messenger, one of those intermediaries who listen to the dying and convey their final tidings to their loved ones. But there's a hitch — c'mon, it's a supernatural thriller, you knew there'd be a hitch — an old enemy is stalking Tyler in an ongoing effort to strip him of both his Messenger status and his immortality. Burke discusses and signs copies of The Messenger at 7 p.m. tonight at Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-6731 or www.left-bank.com). Admission is free, and copies of The Messenger will be available to purchase.
Thu., Jan. 22, 2009

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