Author: Harlan Coben in Conversation with John Grisham
Monday, March 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are excited to welcome Harlan Coben, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading storytellers. His suspense novels are published in forty-five languages and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, with seventy-five million books in print worldwide.
Joining Harlan in conversation about his book, Win, we welcome John Grisham, bestselling author of A Time to Kill, The Firm, and his upcoming novel, Sooley.
This event is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. If you would like to order a copy of Win, please visit their website.
In Win, Windsor Horne Lockwood III – or Win as his few friends call him – is a handsome American blueblood and heir to a vast fortune who savors the best of everything: luxurious homes, fine wine, jets and helicopters, beautiful and accomplished women and exclusive private clubs. He’s also a one-time FBI agent who uses his incomparable intellect, elite-level physical training and immense financial resources to deliver his own unique brand of justice, sometimes collaborating secretly with his former bosses.
Win centers around a set of cold cases that have baffled the FBI for decades: the brutal murder of Win’s uncle and the kidnapping of his cousin, heiress Patricia Lockwood; the disappearance of the “Jane Street Six” who vanished after a shocking act of terrorism on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 1970s; and the theft from a college art gallery of two masterpiece paintings owned by the Lockwood family. When a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park alongside one of these stolen paintings – a rare Vermeer – and a leather suitcase bearing Win’s initials, a surprising connection to all of the cases is revealed that piques Win’s interest and propels him on a quest to uncover the answers to these unsolved mysteries once and for all.
From a gruesome “hut of horrors” and rarified Main Line Philadelphia estates to dingy Manhattan dive bars and West Virginia doggie spas, Win pursues every lead, encountering jaw-dropping danger and threats to himself and those closest to him while unearthing shocking, long-buried secrets along the way. With masterful, classic Coben twists and turns throughout, you will be on the edge of your seat up until the very last page.
He is also the creator and executive producer of many television shows, including several critically acclaimed Netflix Original drama series including The Stranger starring Richard Armitage, Safe starring Michael C. Hall and The Woods from Netflix Poland.
Coben is developing 14 projects with Netflix in the US and internationally, including original series in Spain (The Innocent), France (Gone for Good), the UK (Stay Close) and the USA (Six Years).
About John Grisham
John Grisham is the author of thirty novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.