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Love in the Time of Serial Killers: An Evening with Alicia Thompson and Carmen Alvarez

June 5, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] - Alicia Thompson's Love in the Time of Serial Killers is the perfect mix of true crime and romance and the author will be at Tombolo Books to tell us if her protagonist, Phoebe Walsh, has caught the killer or met the one! 

Thompson will be joined by book blogger Carmen Alvarez of TomesandTextiles for this conversation! 

  • When: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • Where: Tombolo Books – 2153 1st Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Parking for the event is
    available on Central Avenue.
  • Free event open to the public 
  • Light refreshments will be served, and masks are required. To RSVP, visit: 

    Turns out that reading nothing but true crime isn't exactly conducive to modern datingand one woman is going to have to learn how to give love a chance when she's used to suspecting the worst. 


    PhD candidate Phoebe Walsh has always been obsessed with true crime. She's even analyzing the genre in her dissertationif she can manage to finish writing it. It's hard to find the time while she spends the summer in Florida, cleaning out her childhood home, dealing with her obnoxiously good-natured younger brother, and grappling with the complicated feelings of mourning a father she hadn't had a relationship with for years. 


    It doesn't help that she's low-key convinced that her new neighbor, Sam Dennings, is a serial killer (he may dress business casual by day, but at night he's clearly up to something). It's not long before Phoebe realizes that Sam might be something much scariera genuinely nice guy who can pierce her armor to reach her vulnerable heart. 


    Alicia Thompson is a writer, reader, and Paramore superfan. As a teen, she appeared in an episode of 48 hours in the audience of a local murder trial, where she broke the fourth wall by looking directly into the camera. She currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. 


    "Alicia Thompson read my mind and gifted me with the true-crime loving, grad-student protagonist of my heart! Unique, sexy, hilarious, charming, Love in the Time of Serial Killers is to die for: the perfect beach read for anyone who loves witty banter, intelligent plotting, and compelling characters. Let Phoebe and Sam’s hilarious interactions and blazing chemistry suck you in. The true crime is NOT reading this novel!"Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author 


    "A criminally addictive romance. With excellent wry humor, lovably messy characters, and so many heart-squeezing moments, this book is sheer perfection from beginning to end. Phoebe and Sam have a permanent spot on my list of favorite fictional couples."Rachel Lynn Solomon, national bestselling author of Weather Girl 


    For more information about this event and other Tombolo events please contact: Kelsey Jagneaux
     Events Coordinator 



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