Mystery/suspense fiction superstar Anne Perry speaks in Ridgecrest

Anne Perry, with 30 million books in print, probably qualifies as the best-selling author to ever visit Ridgecrest. Her mysteries and detective fiction have won fans worldwide. She will discuss her novel “No Graves as Yet” over tea and scones at My Enchanted Cottage & Tea Room, 214 W. Ridgecrest Blvd., on Thursday, April 3, starting at 2 p.m.

“No Graves As Yet,” a mystery/spy thriller, is set in the verdant English summer of 1914. Each ticket for tea, scone, book and entry for a door prize costs $35 and is available at Red Rock Books as long as seats at the table are available.

Later in the day, Perry will join Victoria Zackheim for a panel-format presentation that explores writing, risking and getting older, illustrated with anecdotes from the two authors’ lives. Victoria Zackheim has compiled over a dozen anthologies, writes for theater and screen and teaches popular workshops.

Perry and Zackheim will share their collected wisdom at the Ridge Writers April meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. The evening will conclude with book-signings by both Perry and Zackheim. This meeting is free and open to the public.

“Read the Book, Meet the Author” continues at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, with Carol Cassella’s just-released “Gemini,” a love story and medical mystery that has already received rave reviews.

Story First Published: 2014-03-26