Rosemary Herbert discusses A New Omnibus of Crime, a collection of short stories she co-edited with the late Tony Hillerman, the award-winning author best known for his Navajo Police mystery novels, on Thursday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A New Omnibus of Crime follows in the footsteps of The Omnibus of Crime, an unprecedented collection of short fiction in the crime and mystery genres, published in 1929 by Dorothy L. Sayers.
Authors featured in the new collection include Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, and Sue Grafton, among others. Each of the 26 stories includes an introduction describing the author’s style and contribution to mystery writing.
Copies of A New Omnibus of Crime will be available for sale, and Herbert will sign copies purchased during the event.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here  or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.