Joanna Schaffhausen

ABC News writer, Joanna Schaffhausen, is coming to An Unlikely Story for a crime themed evening with her new mystery novel, NO MERCY, a follow up to her award-winning, THE VANISHING SEASON. What better way to spend the evening than with a good mystery and a glass of beer or wine?   

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Police officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI profiler Reed Markham take on two difficult new cases in this stunning follow-up to The Vanishing Season.

Police officer Ellery Hathaway is on involuntary leave from her job because she shot a murderer in cold blood and refuses to apologize for it. Forced into group therapy for victims of violent crime, Ellery immediately finds higher priorities than "getting in touch with her feelings." 

For one, she suspects a fellow group member may have helped to convict the wrong man for a deadly arson incident years ago. For another, Ellery finds herself in the desperate clutches of a woman who survived a brutal rape. He is still out there, this man with the Spider-Man-like ability to climb through bedroom windows, and his victim beseeches Ellery for help in capturing her attacker.

Ellery seeks advice from her friend, FBI profiler Reed Markham, who liberated her from a killer’s closet when she was a child. Reed remains drawn to this unpredictable woman, the one he rescued but couldn’t quite save. The trouble is, Reed is up for a potential big promotion, and his boss has just one condition for the new job—stay away from Ellery. Ellery ignores all the warnings. Instead, she starts digging around in everyone’s past but her own—a move that, at best, could put her out of work permanently, and at worst, could put her in the city morgue.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joanna Schaffhausen wields a mean scalpel, skills developed in her years studying neuroscience. She has a doctorate in psychology, which reflects her long-standing interest in the brain—how it develops and the many ways it can go wrong. Previously, she worked for ABC News, writing for programs such as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and 20/20. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter. She is also the author of The Vanishing Season.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
No Mercy: A Mystery (Ellery Hathaway #2) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250297365
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Minotaur Books - January 15th, 2019

The Vanishing Season: A Mystery (Ellery Hathaway #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250199553
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Minotaur Books - January 8th, 2019

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