Local author William Valentine (Caicos Conspiracy) will sign his latest mystery novel at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Local author Diane Sawyer (The Tell-Tale Treasure) will discuss and sign her mystery novel at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg.
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