Crime authors coming to Downey to discuss latest books

DOWNEY -- Crime novelists Christopher J. Lynch and Jill Amadio will discuss their latest books at a June 27 luncheon at the Rio Hondo Event Center. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Downey City Library, the event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. 

 Christopher J. Lynch

Christopher J. Lynch

Lynch is author of the "One-Eyed Jack" series about a professional blackmailer who operates in and around the South Bay area of Los Angeles. 

The debut novel in the series was a 2013 Shamus Award finalist and a 2014 Writers Digest honorable mention. 

In addition to being an excellent speaker, he is an avid cyclist and mountain climber, having climbed Mt. Whitney, Mt. Kilimanjaro and to the base camp on Mt. Everest. 

Amadio is a mystery writer, ghostwriter, biographer and journalist. Her debut crime novel is "Digging Too Deep: A Tosca Trevant Mystery" in which a transplanted Cornish woman writes a gossip column about the royals and discovers a scandal at Buckingham Palace. 

 Jill Amadio

Jill Amadio

She has been a reporter in Thailand, Colombia, England, Spain and the U.S., and has ghostwritten several memoirs including a biography of Rudy Valle titled "My Vagabond Lover." 

Tickets to the authors luncheon includes a meal and one of their novels. To reserve a seat, call (562) 928-4327.