Bill Rapp with The Hapsburg Variation (Dec 9)
Local author Bill Rapp will be at The Learned Owl Book Shop on Saturday, December 9th, from 1 to 3 p.m. He will be signing his new mystery "The Hapsburg Variation". In 1955, as the Allies prepare to sign the State Treaty granting Vienna its independence, CIA Deputy Chief of Station Karl Baier becomes enmeshed in the case of a murdered Austrian aristocrat. Then his wife Sabine is kidnapped, and he suspects a connection. The stakes rise along with the danger as his investigation takes him from Vienna to Berlin, London, Scotland, and finally Budapest.
The first book in the series, "Tears of Innocence", will also be available for purchase and signing. In the autumn of 1945, Karl Baier, a young American military officer, arrives in a devastated Berlin, the once mighty capital of the Third Reich. His assignment: to hunt down, debrief, and in some cases, resettle German scientists who helped build the German war machine.
The Learned Owl's Wise Readers Club
One of the things we at The Learned Owl Book Shop enjoy most is recommending books to our customers and talking with them about books they have enjoyed. We are always happy to direct them to bestsellers and highly-anticipated new releases, as well as the classics and much-loved children's books. In keeping with this favorite activity and just in time for the start of your holiday shopping, The Learned Owl Book Shop proudly introduces our Wise Readers Clubs!