Golden Prey

Golden Prey, the twenty-seventh installment in John Sandford's Prey series of thrillers featuring Lucas Davenport, will be released on April 25th, 2017 in the United States and Canada, with a tour starting the night before.
The tours have been getting shorter in recent years, and this one follows that trend. It's going to last for just two weeks, starting in Scottsdale, Arizona (at the Poisoned Pen mystery bookstore), taking in the Twin Cities, Naperville, Wichita, Houston, the Atlanta metro area, Charlotte, and ending at a special ticketed luncheon in Charleston not quite two weeks after the release.
The signings tend to follow a talk / Q&A / signing format. The author starts by talking about whatever he wants to talk about for fifteen minutes or so, then the audience can ask questions until the bookstore thinks it's time to start signing. The Q&A is usually far longer than the talk, and sometimes the two merge into one, in a kind of rolling talk-and-question format.
There are two events that won't do it that way. The first is the signing at the Edina Barnes & Noble on Thursday the 27th. That one is a lunchtime signing, and is designed for the business & lunch crowd. If you wish to hang around longer and talk to the author when the event winds down, that's usually fine, but there won't be a talk at the start, and he won't have time to answer long questions during the signing portion. The other is the final event, a ticketed luncheon held by the Charleston Post & Courier newspaper. You need to buy tickets for that. Click on their website below for details.
Keep in mind that not all bookstores follow the same format, and some may have restrictions on how many books you can bring for signing, or other rules specific to that store. Always check in advance.



April 25, 7:00 PM — Scottsdale
Poisoned Pen
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 947-2974

April 26, 7:00 PM — Twin Cities
Barnes & Noble — Roseville
2100 North Snelling Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 639-9256

April 27, 12:00 PM — Twin Cities
Barnes & Noble — Edina
3230 West 69th Street
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 920-2124
SIGNING ONLY — NO TALK

April 27, 7:00 PM — Twin Cities
Once Upon a Crime
604 W. 26th St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 870-3785

April 28, 7:00 PM — Naperville
Anderson's Bookshop
123 Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

April 29, 5:00 PM — Wichita
Watermark Books & Café Redondo Beach
4701 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67218
(316) 682-1181

April 30, 4:00 PM — Houston
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 524-8597

May 1, 7:00 PM — Atlanta
Eagle Eye Books
at Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071
(404) 486-0307

May 2, 7:00 PM — Charlotte
Barnes & Noble — Arboretum Shopping Center
3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 341-9365

May 4, 11:00 AM — Charleston
Charleston Post & Courier Spring Book & Author Luncheon
at Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC, 29403
TICKETED LUNCHEON — NOT AN OPEN SIGNING