Award-winning Camas author and playwright Gary Corbin is releasing his fourth novel, Lying in Vengeance, today with accompanying release parties and signings in stores around the greater Portland and Vancouver area.
Lying in Vengeance is the sequel to Corbin’s award-winning debut novel, Lying in Judgment, from Double Diamond Publishing of Camas, WA. In Lying in Judgment, a man served on the jury of a murder trial—for the crime that he committed. Lying in Judgment was selected as “Book of the Week” by Bookworks.com in July 2016 and was the “Indie Spotlight” featured book on the UK-based Literary Lightbox in February, 2017.
In this new book, 33-year-old Portland man, Peter Robertson, must choose between two horrible options — and both involve death and revenge.
Peter once fought a man on a remote forested road and left him to die. Six months later, he served on the jury that freed a wrongfully accused man—and let his own secret slip to a beautiful but manipulative fellow juror, Christine Nielsen.
Two months later, Christine wakes him in the middle of the night with a threat: kill Kyle, the man who stalks and abuses her, or have his own murderous past exposed.
Peter pretends to go along as he seeks another, less violent solution. But Kyle forces his hand, kidnapping Christine at gunpoint. Peter’s daring rescue gives him the opportunity to fulfill Christine’s request.
The next morning, Kyle turns up dead, and the police arrest his best friend Frankie, of all people. Peter knows he’s innocent, but can he prove it without directing the finger of blame at himself—for both murders?
Book Release and Signing at Vintage Books
To help promote the book, the author will kick off a multi-stop bookstore tour at a local favorite Vintage Books, 6613 E Mill Plain Blvd in Vancouver, September 16 at 1 pm. Corbin will sign books and read excerpts from his books, which will be available for sale at the event.
“Vintage Books has been amazing at finding readers for my books, and they’re incredibly supportive of local authors,” Corbin says. “Vintage was one of the first to put my books on its shelves. It’s a great local bookstore with great selection and terrific event programming. I can’t say enough good about it.”
Since some of the characters in Lying in Vengeance obsess about beer and coffee, Corbin will share samples of his home-roasted coffee (“JavaTown,” the favorite of Peter’s scheming nemesis, Christine) and homebrew recipes with attendees. “My characters,” he says, “whether good or evil, are good Portlanders!”
Corbin Book Signing Events
Sep 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
Caps N Taps, Camas, WA
Lying in Vengeance UnCapped in Camas!
Beers, books, and good times at Camas’s best taproom.
Sep 23, 2017 11:00 am
Book signing and reading at Aloha’s best independent bookstore.
Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm
The Coffee Cottage, Newberg, OR
Live music, great coffee, and Lying in Vengeance book signing in the heart of Pinot Noir country.
Sep 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Camas Public Library
Camas Library Local Author Coffee Klatch
Gary joins a panel of other local writers to celebrate Camas’s growing creative scene. Come ask questions of the authors and check out their books!
Oct 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Loowit Brewing Company, Vancouver, WA
Beer and a Book! Loowit Brewing hosts local author Gary Corbin, who will sign books and join you for one of Loowit’s excellent craft brews. Get a book and a beer for the price of just the book ($14.99)!