Book Launch: Jodé Millman, THE EMPTY KAYAK in conversation with Suzanne Chazin

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


This event was rescheduled from its original date of May 30.

FREE. Registration Required


Jodé Millman will talk about her new Queen City Crimes mystery novel THE EMPTY KAYAK with fellow crime writer Suzanne Chazin.

Jode MillmanThe Empty KayakSuzanne Chazin

For Detective Ebony Jones, crime is always personal. But this time, it strikes too close to home. A pop-up thunderstorm marched its way across the Hudson River, ambushing a young couple’s kayaking trip. The woman miraculously made it back to shore, but her fiancé remains missing. Ebony and her partner are the first responders who rush to the river to assist in rescuing the capsized boater.

Jodé Millman is the acclaimed author of HOOKER AVENUE, which was a finalist for the American Fiction Award, and THE MIDNIGHT CALL, which won the Independent Press, American Fiction, and Independent Publisher Bronze IPPY Awards for Legal Thriller. She’s an attorney, a reviewer for, the host/producer of The Backstage with the Bardavon podcast, and the creator of The Writer’s Law School. Jodé lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, where she is at work on the next installment of her “Queen City Crimes” series — novels inspired by true crimes in the region she calls home.

Suzanne Chazin received widespread acclaim for the Jimmy Vega series, including The Voice With No Echo, The Fragile Edge, Land of Careful Shadows, A Blossom of Bright Light, No Witness But the Moon and A Place in the Wind. She is also the author of the Georgia Skeehan mystery series, including The Fourth Angel, Flashover, and Fireplay. She has twice been the recipient of the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction. Her fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as the award-winning short story anthology, Bronx Noir. She lives in the New York City area.

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Hooker Avenue By Jodé Millman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685120825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Level Best Books - April 19th, 2022

The Midnight Call: A Queen City Crimes Mystery By Jodé Millman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685121747
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Level Best Books - October 11th, 2022

The Fragile Edge (A Jimmy Vega Mystery #6) By Suzanne Chazin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496715562
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - August 31st, 2021

Voice with No Echo (A Jimmy Vega Mystery #5) By Suzanne Chazin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496715524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - March 31st, 2020