Roger John Author Event

Read It Again is excited to welcome, Roger Johns on September 28th. Roger will be our author in residence from 12pm to 4pm. Come on by and meet him! Roger is very friendly and can't wait to meet our customers. Lets show him what great readers we all are!

ROGER JOHNS is a former corporate lawyer, retired college professor, and the author of the Wallace Hartman Mysteries from St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books: Dark River Rising (2017) and River of Secrets (2018). He is the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year (Detective·Mystery Category), a 2018 Killer Nashville Readers’ Choice Award nominee, a Finalist for the 2018 Silver Falchion Award for best police procedural, runner-up for the 2019 Frank Yerby Fiction Award, the 2019 JKS Communications Author-in-Residence, a Finalist for the 2019 Silver Falchion Award for best mystery, and the Finalist for the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year (Detective·Mystery Category). Roger is a sought-after speaker at conferences, literary festivals, and writers’ organizations on the subjects of mystery writing and career management for authors, and his articles and interviews about writing and the writing life have appeared in Career Authors, Criminal Element, Killer Nashville Articles, the Southern Literary Review, Writer Unboxed, and Southern Writers Magazine. He belongs to the Atlanta Writers Club, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America and, along with several other crime fiction writers, he co-authors the MurderBooks blog at You can visit him at:, on Facebook:, and on Twitter: @rogerjohns10.

Dark River Rising has a finely crafted ensemble and a balanced grace that makes this debut novel as hard to resist as blue ribbon gumbo.” Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the basis for the Netflix hit drama Longmire

“Roger Johns paints a beautiful and dangerous picture of Baton Rouge. . . . Dark River Rising is crime fiction at its finest, a fascinating blend of atmosphere, a compelling mystery, and a protagonist you won’t soon forget.” ―Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of Among the Wicked

“Detective Wallace Hartman is irresistible―damaged, authentic and relentless. In this compelling ripped-from-the-headlines debut, a killer's grisly trademark pulls the Louisiana detective to the dangerous dark center of everything she fears.” ―Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Say No More

“Riveting detail and a clever detective duo make Dark River a fast-paced and compelling read. Johns skillfully weaves police procedure, romantic tension, and unexpected twists into a plot that had me turning pages late into the night and checking to make sure I’d locked my doors. This is a debut you don’t want to miss!” ―Susan Crawford, bestselling author of The Pocket Wife and The Other Widow

“With a lead character that seems destined for an important place in detective fiction, Dark River Rising takes an extremely fresh slant, first on murder, and then on the investigation. I couldn’t wait to find out ‘who done it!’” ―Trudy Nan Boyce, Atlanta Homicide Detective (retired) and author of the Detective Sarah Alt novels, Out of the Blues and Old Bones

Event date: 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event address: 

3630 peachtree pkwy
suite 314
Suwanee, GA 30024
Dark River Rising: A Mystery (Wallace Hartman Mysteries #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250110091
Availability: Available online. Call store for local availability.
Published: Minotaur Books - August 29th, 2017

River of Secrets: A Wallace Hartman Mystery (Wallace Hartman Mysteries #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250110121
Availability: Available online. Call store for local availability.
Published: Minotaur Books - August 28th, 2018