As part of the Glendale Public Library citywide reading program, One Book/One Glendale, a series of events sponsored by Glendale Community College are being held on campus throughout the month highlighted by a keynote address and book signing from author and Glendale resident Denise Hamilton on Oct. 27.
The book selected for One Book/One Glendale is "Los Angeles Noir," edited by Hamilton and published by Akashic Books in 2007. It features stories by Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley and Denise Hamilton.
Known for writing the Eve Diamond series, Hamilton's books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named "Last Lullaby" a Best Book of 2004, and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Assn.'s 2004 award. Her fourth Eve Diamond novel, "Savage Garden," is a Los Angeles Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Southern California Booksellers Assn. award for Best Mystery of 2005.