Literary Events

Priscilla Royal, Kelli Stanley, and John Taylor

When: Sat., Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m. 2011

The Miranda Corbie mysteries of Kelli Stanley, including her latest, City of Secrets, feature a female P.I. -- and former escort and Spanish Civil War nurse -- working various shady, mid-century San Francisco beats. Stanley joins fellow Bay Area mystery writers Priscilla Royal (whose medieval whodunits include the recent A Killing Season), and retired Oakland cop John Taylor (Days on the Beach) on Saturday, Oct. 1., for an evening of "Mysterious People" at the Oakland Main Library (125 14th St.). 2-4 p.m., free. 510-238-3138 or

Stefanie Kalem

Price: free

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