Teasing Secrets from the Dead by Emily Craig (Crown; $24.95). Find out more about crime scene investigation in the real world. Craig, State Forensic Anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has been on the crime scene not only in our back yard but also on high-profile cases from Waco to Oklahoma City. Author discussion/signing: 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Madison and Edwards roads, Norwood; (513) 396-8960.
Fannin' the Flames by Parry "Ebony Satin" Brown (One World/Ballantine; $21.95) is the best-selling author's hardcover debut as a novelist. It tells the story of black firefighters in Los Angeles through the eyes of Jerome White, who is investigating a series of pranks that are escalating. Author discussion/signing: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Books & Co., Town and Country Shopping Center, 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering; (937) 298-6540.
Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley; $22.95). The newest "Anita Blake Vampire Hunter" thriller has Blake on the trail of a vampire serial killer who preys on strippers. But Anita just may be in over her head this time. Author discussion/signing: 7 p.m. Friday, Books & Co., Town and Country Shopping Center, 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering; (937) 298-6540.
The Frontiersman by Allan Eckert (Jesse Stuart Foundation; $15). The first book in Eckert's the Winning of America series centers on two remarkable men with deep regional roots: Simon Kenton, who by age 18 was already renowned for his skills as a woodsman; and the Shawnee chief Tecumseh. Author signing/discussion: 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, the Streets of West Chester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester Township; (513) 755-2258.
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