Congratulations to Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, Delray Beach, Fla., which is turning 20 and will hold a grand celebration on Friday, January 8, 2017, from 6-9 p.m. The party will feature appearances by authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Charles Todd and PJ Parrish. (A Hank Phillippi Ryan paperback will be given to every customer purchasing a book at the party while supplies last.) Catering will be by local restaurant Papa's Tapas. Admission is free, and the public is invited. As the store writes, "Chat with your favorite authors, have some wine and munchies, and get an autograph or two or ten."
Murder on the Beach, which specializes in mystery, suspense and thrillers, was founded in 1996 in Sunny Isles Beach by Joanne Sinchuk. In 2002, the store moved to Delray Beach. In 2008, Sinchuk sold the store to Booksmart Enterprises in Boca Raton and has stayed on as store manager.