Ponicsan to share mystery novel Thursday
Sonoma resident and author Darryl Ponicsan will be reading excerpts from his latest book, “The Other Romanian” written under the pen name Anne Argula on Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Readers’ Books. The reading will be followed by a discussion and book signing.
In 2002, a golden bookmark was stolen from a Madrid museum. It had been given to Adolph Hitler by his mistress Eva Braun in 1942.
In a sting operation in 2008, at a Starbuck’s parking lot in Seattle, local police and Interpol arrested a Romanian trying to sell the bookmark for $200,000. This was the inspiration for Ponicsan’s latest novel.
It’s the fourth in a series of mystery novels. Quinn, a menopausal detective is the narrator in all four novels; thus, the feminine pen name.
There is no charge to attend.
Readers’ Books is located at 130 E. Napa St.