When: September 20 5:30 - 8:30
Location: New Mexico Governors' Mansion
Open Studio & Booksigning
Join us for champagne and discussion with award-winning mystery / thriller writer, John Oehler, Thursday, Feb. 13, at Studio Vaillancourt, 821 Canyon Road, 5-7 pm.
Aphrodesia is a mystery involving an aphrodisiac perfume. Some folks call it an "Erotic Mystery" and there is a love story involved. It recently won the 2013 Jatamansi Award for best perfume fiction.
Papyrus is a thriller/adventure story that starts when a secret message is discovered on an ancient papyrus. It also has a love story, so maybe it could be called a "Romantic Thriller/Adventure Story." It was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (a competition with 10,000 entrants). I like this description from Kirkus Reviews:
"Oehler delivers a fusion of mainstream thriller and historical fiction, reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code. ... The novel is powered by intriguing scientific speculation, breathtaking locales, vivid description and references to Egyptian mythology. ... the plot is impressively knotty, the characters well-developed and the action virtually nonstop ... readers who enjoy intelligent, pedal-to-the-metal thrillers will find this archaeological escapade highly satisfying."