Phoenix Area Bookstores Celebrate New Series Written by Local Reporter. Off the Air features local businesses and neighborhoods

Phoenix Area Bookstores Celebrate New Series Written by Local Reporter. Off the Air features local businesses and neighborhoods

Bookstores across the Valley will celebrate the March 26 publication of Emmy award-winning reporter Christina Estes’s debut mystery, Off the Air

Off the Air introduces Jolene Garcia, a Phoenix TV reporter investigating the suspicious death of a controversial radio talk show host. When national media descend on Arizona with bigger budgets and better scoops, Jolene finds herself fighting for her job and her life.


During Off the Air’s launch week, Estes will celebrate her Phoenix-based series at:

March 25 at 7 p.m. at The Poisoned Pen, 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

March 26 at 7 p.m. at Changing Hands, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283 in conversation with Whitney Clark, Arizona’s Family anchor/reporter and Beyond the Next Chapter host

March 28 at 6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Village Square at Dana Park, 1758 S. Val Vista Dr. Mesa, AZ 85204 in conversation with Olivia Fierro, host of Olivia’s Book Club and former news anchor

March 29 at 1 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Chandler Fashion Square, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. #2054, Chandler, AZ, 85226 in conversation with Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

March 30 at 1p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 42, Phoenix, AZ, 85050 in conversation with Jessica Boehm, Axios Phoenix reporter.


Off the Air highlights:

Neighborhoods mentioned: Laveen, Maryvale, Melrose, Sunnyslope and downtown 

Businesses mentioned: Cerreta’s Candy Company, Chicago Hamburger Company, Dos Vaqueros, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort, Food City, Harlow’s Café, Orange Patch, Oregano’s, Rito’s and Welcome Diner

Off the Air is published by Minotaur Books, part of Macmillan Publishers.


About Christina Estes

During 20-plus years in Phoenix, Christina has covered public policy, crime, education and business. Her stories have ranged from the whimsical – like a fish visiting a dentist – to the weighty – such as witnessing a lethal injection. Having worked for several local TV stations, Christina now reports for the NPR member station in Phoenix.

About Minotaur Books

Minotaur Books is an imprint of St. Martin’s Press that launched in 1999, publishing 130 hardcover crime fiction titles annually. Minotaur Books grew out of a fifty-year tradition of publishing quality crime fiction at St. Martin’s Press, and has published several award-winning and best-selling titles.


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