Author Events


October 14, 2023 (Sat.) – Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Deptford, NJ (*In Person) (12:00 PM)
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October 12, 2023 (Thurs.) – Beyond the Bookshelf, Mamaroneck Library Gala at Emelin Theatre (*In Person) (7:00 PM)
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May 15, 2023 (Mon.) – Ambler, PA
“Let’s Discuss It”
(**In Person at The Ambler Theater)
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May 13, 2023 (Sat.) – New York, NY (12 noon)
American Popular Song Society, 21st Annual Songwriters’ Series
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April 2, 2023 (Sun.) – Hoboken Literary Festival (**In Person) (6:00 PM), In conversation with Tom Santopietro
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March 29, 2023 (Weds.) (Virtual Event) Book Passage, In conversation with Luisa Smith (5:30 PM PT)
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March 26, 2023 (Sun.) – Sirius/XM On Seth Speaks, In conversation with Seth Rudetsky, Listen Now | On SiriusXM On Broadway (Ch. 77) 3/26 @ 11pm (ET), 3/28 @ 7am (ET), 3/29 @ 12pm (ET), Stream On Demand with the @siriusxm app

March 25, 2023 (Sat.) – Lehigh Valley Book Fest, Allentown, PA (**Keynote Speaker), In conversation with WLVR/NPR’s Christine Dempsey (10:30 AM)
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March 16 (Thurs, 7:30 pm ET) New York, NY, Stars in the House at The Drama Book Shop (In Person and at, In conversation with Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, Watch Online

March 9, 2023 (Thurs) – Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale, AZ (**In Person) (7:00 PM)
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March 6, 2023 (Mon) – KATU-TV – LIVE IN-STUDIO APPEARANCE (2:00 pm PT)
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March 6, 2023 (Mon) – Powell’s Bookstore at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton, OR (**In Person) (7:00 PM)
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Feb. 28, 2023 (Tues) –  Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA (**In Person) (7:00 PM)
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Feb. 27, 2023 (Mon) – Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, MA (**In Person) (7:00 PM)
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Feb. 22, 2023 (Weds) – Barnes & Noble Midday Mystery (Virtual Event – In conversation with Neil Patrick Harris!) (3:00 – 4:00 PM ET)

Feb. 21, 2023 (Tues) – iHeart Media / 710 WOR Radio’s “Len Berman & Michael Riedel In The Morning” (9:08 – 9:15 AM ET Live)
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Feb. 21, 2023 (Tues) – Mysterious Bookshop, New York, NY (**In Person) (6:00-7:00 PM ET)
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“This case study in the droll amusements of homicide will keep you up at night—alternately turning pages and checking to make sure the front door is locked!” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked

“With dry humor and an eye for hidden clues, Rupert Holmes imagines a secret school that teaches the fine art of pulling off the perfect (and perfectly deserved) murder. An utterly creative and deliciously diabolical read.” —Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of Find Me

“Original and captivating: the concept, the execution, the characters, the brilliant wordplay. You will find it impossible to stop reading until the extraordinary puzzles are solved. Holmes will have you hysterical—with laughter AND terror! ” —Otto Penzler, The Mysterious Bookshop

“Only Rupert Holmes could make murder laugh-out-loud funny. It’s fiendishly clever, and the twists, tricks and endless surprises make me want to sign up for another semester!” —R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street

“Delightfully wicked, a gifted wordsmith delivers a top-notch read that both entertains and amuses. Excellent pacing replete with droll observations, the book’s satisfying conclusion is as delightful as its premise!” —Amy Nolan, Library Journal (starred review)

“Wildly entertaining, clever and inventive!” —Louisa Ermelino, Publishers Weekly

“From the fiendishly funny hand of the Edgar and Tony-winning Holmes, this thriller is delightfully dark and compelling. Perfect for readers looking for something very different.” —Jane Murphy, Booklist

“His farcical plotting, idiosyncratic characters, and witty stylish prose combine for a fun, frothy read.” Publishers Weekly

“Holmes fans will not be surprised that a story about murder can also be full of zingers and witty wordplay: humor, lush surroundings, sympathetic characters whose heart and humanity can’t be extinguished, and clever plotting that would challenge even a great detective like the author’s namesake.” —Elyse Dinh-McCrillis, Shelf Awareness

“This will be one of the funniest books of the year!” CrimeReads, “Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2023”

“This gleefully dark tale, filled with wry humor and genuine insight into human behavior is better than a day at the amusement park. Characters that evoke images of people we may know resonate with real life, no matter the fantastic nature of the narrative. The yarn gallops at a delightful pace making this an easy read. Dark fun!” Reading the West

“First in a brilliant new series, a cheeky delightful mashup of Hogwarts, James Bond and Agatha Christie. Prepare to laugh (and also lock your doors)!” —Susan Kehoe, Browseabout Books