Lister marks new release with signing, play

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 09:18 AM.

Michael Lister is celebrating his 20 years as a writer with the release of his third Jimmy "Soldier" Riley noir novel, "The Big Hello." 

            This follows 2011's "The Big Goodbye" and 2013's "The Big Beyond."

            "The Big Hello" is the conclusion of the thrilling noir trilogy set in the Panhandle of the 1940s.

            Find out Soldier and Lauren's fate in the thrilling conclusion to Michael Lister's landmark "Big" noir series. Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read."

            John Dufresne said, “Michael Lister has the world of Florida Panhandle noir all to himself. Tough, violent, and hard-boiled, this novel of obsession and suspense will remind you of Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, and why you started reading crime novels in the first place.”                                                           

            Lister plans to celebrate the release of “The Big Hello” with a book release reception and signing at No Name Café from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET Saturday, May 31. Lister will read from the book and sign copies.

            The following weekend the novel will come alive in the form of an old-time radio show on stage in front of an audience. Performances will be 7 p.m. CT June 6-7 at Sarzin Hall, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. U.S. 98, Panama City. Tickets can be ordered at or purchased at the No Name signing.

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