Samantha Jayne Allen in conversation with Matt Nixon - Hard Rain

Samantha Jayne Allen in conversation with Matt Nixon - Hard Rain

Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 7:00 PM

Manuel's Tavern
602 North Highland Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

From the Tony Hillerman Prize-winning author of "Pay Dirt Road" comes "Hard Rain," Samantha Jayne Allen's mesmerizing next novel set in a hardscrabble Texas town dealing with disaster.

A Cappella Books is delighted to welcome author (and beloved former colleague) Samantha Jayne Allen to celebrate her highly-anticipated new release from the Annie McIntyre Mysteries, "Hard Rain." The author will appear in conversation with our very own Matt Nixon, weekend bookseller and leader of our most popular fiction book clubs, Good Lit and Never Judge a Book.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of "Hard Rain" will be available for purchase.

If you cannot attend the event, you may pre-order a signed copy of the book below.

About the Book

In shock and found clinging to a tree branch, Bethany Richter is pulled from thrashing floodwaters that have decimated the town of Garnett, Texas and killed a dozen others.

Six months after solving the murder of a local waitress, Annie McIntyre is working as an apprentice P.I. when she's handed her first solo case: uncover the identity of the man who rescued Bethany before he was swept downriver.

When Annie's search turns up a different victim—shot dead, not drowned—Annie questions if the hero they seek is actually a killer.

Flexing her new skills while relying on the wisdom of her eccentric, ex-cop grandfather, the case leads Annie into a web of drug dealers, preachers, and wayward drifters trying to make sense of life after a disaster. Annie's own convictions are put to the ultimate test as long-held secrets, corruption, and violence are exposed like the ruin that lies beneath receding waters.

About the Author

Samantha Jayne Allen is the author of the Annie McIntyre Mysteries. She has an MFA in fiction from Texas State University, and her writing has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Common, and Electric Literature. Raised in small towns in Texas and California, she now lives with her husband and daughter in Atlanta.