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Cold Case, Hot Title: ABQ-themed mystery from Dennis Herrick

A Brother's Cold Case

Dennis Herrick is nothing if not flexible. The journalist and author penned a historical novel—Winter of the Metal People—about the first contact between Pueblo Indians and Coronado in 1540. He’s written a textbook, Media Management in the Age of Giants. His various short works are amassed in Pueblo Mysteries and Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories. And now he presents his new mystery, A Brother’s Cold Case, at Page One Bookstore (5850 Eubank NE) on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6:30pm.

The setup of this whodunit is classic—a newspaper reporter tries to solve the cold-case murder of his alcoholic, ex-cop brother. But the novel promises a deliciously Burqueño twist and plenty of surprises. Taking place on the mean streets of Albuquerque, A Brother’s Cold Case hits on local topics and locales from APD to Highland Park, from homelessness to the Sandia Mountains and Pueblo police. Published by Sunbury Press, the paperback costs $16.95, but Herrick’s reading is free to attend. For more information visit or the author’s own website: Page One Bookstore • Thu Jan 15 • 6:30-8pm • Free • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar