Lunch with Margaret Mizushima and Anne Hillerman!

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome award-winning mystery authors Margaret Mizushima and Anne Hillerman to our virtual event space! They will be joining us to celebrate the release of their newest books, Standing Dead and The Way of the Bear. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 8th at 12pmMT. It will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.

Margaret Mizushima will also be doing an in-person and in-store signing at 6pmMT on the same day, March 8th. Please feel free to attend both or one of these events! Find more information on the other event at:


More about STANDING DEAD: 

Deputy Mattie Cobb and her sister, Julia, travel to Mexico to visit their mother, but when they arrive, they discover that she and her husband have vanished without a trace. Back in Timber Creek, Mattie finds a chilling note on her front door telling her to look for “him” among the standing dead up in the high country.
The sheriff’s department springs into action and sends a team to the mountains, where Mattie’s K-9 partner, Robo, makes a grisly discovery—a body tied to a dead pine tree. Mattie is shocked when she realizes she knows the dead man. And then another note arrives, warning that Mattie’s mother is in desperate straits. In a last-ditch gambit, Mattie must go deep undercover into a killer’s lair to save her mother—or die trying.

More about THE WAY OF THE BEAR: 


An unexpected death on a lonely road outside of Utah’s Bears Ears National Park raises questions for Navajo Tribal Police officers Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito. Why would a seasoned outdoorsman and well-known paleontologist freeze to death within walking distance of his car? A second death brings more turmoil. Who is the unidentified man killed during a home invasion where nothing seems to have been taken? Why was he murdered?

The Bears Ears area, at the edge of the Navajo Nation, is celebrated for its abundance of early human habitation sites and the discovery of unique fossils which revolutionized the scientific view of how early animals dealt with their changing world. For Chee and Bernie, the area glows with geological interest and spiritual insight. But their visit to this achingly beautiful place is disrupted by a current of unprecedented violence that sweeps them both into danger.

An illicit business, a fossilized jaw bone, hints of witchcraft, and a mysterious disappearance during a blizzard and to the peril. It will take all of Manuelito’s and Chee’s experience, skill, and intuition to navigate the threats that arise beneath the twin buttes that give Bears Ears its name and to see justice served.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Standing Dead (A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #8) By Margaret Mizushima Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639102440
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crooked Lane Books - March 7th, 2023

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The Way of the Bear: A Novel (A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel #8) By Anne Hillerman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062908391
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - April 25th, 2023