Bookstores are so packed in December (yay!) that they’re hesitant to host events. So that means Porter Square Books and I decided to hold off on my party until tomorrow ā€“ January 3! I’ll be chatting about A Spell of Murder, reading a little, and signing copies. But basically I’ll be celebrating with readers and friends and all who might like a cat cozy as the coldest days of winter begin. Won’t you join us? There will be cake! (The event is free, of course, and starts at 7 p.m.)

If you can’t make it, but would still like a signed copy, please contact Porter Square Books at 617-491-2220 or online here. Harvard Book Store also has signed copies.

Thursday update: THIS just arrived! I think the loose crumb on Clara’s mouth looks like a fang, don’t you?