Here are some upcoming events for John Hewitt’s new book Reptile Vines:
October 1, 2016 – Sat – 12–2:00pm – Napa Book Mine – Oxbow Market, 610 First Street, Napa, CA
October 8, 2016 – Sat – 10:00am–7:00pm – LitQuake 4th Street – San Rafael, CA
October 12, 2016 – Wed – 11:00am–1:00pm – Copperfield’s Books, 850 4th Street – San Rafael, CA
October 22, 2016 – Sat – 12-1:00pm – Depot Bookstore, 87 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
October 29, 2016 – Sat – 1-2:30pm – Cooperfield’s Books, 3740 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA
November 6, 2016 – Sat – 12-2:00pm – Cooperfield’s Books, 138 North Main, Sebastopol, CA
February 13, 2017 – Mon – 6-7:30pm –Book Passage Bookstore – SF Ferry Building, CA
John Hewitt’s newest novel Reptile Wines opens with a zinger—the race-is-on hallmark of his four previous comic novels. Miles Trout is a tour guide for a low frills wine country tour outfit when he’s called from the break room by fellow drivers to find his pal dead—for a second time.
Miles vows to find the truth behind the suspicious public death of his cousin, Reptile Wines co-owner Lucky Tarpitz. When the corpse disappears, Miles is pulled into a dark world of loan sharks, money launderers, charlatan diviners and overzealous federal agents.
Lucky’s scheming mother Angelina, the high-voltage spark behind Reptile Wines, continually leads Miles astray while other distraught relatives mount a campaign of dangerous ambushes. In his frantic search, Miles spends extravagantly on Lucky’s lazy racehorse Love Blisters and carries on a stumbling affair with female jockey and former exotic dancer, Pixie Limber.
Miles thinks he may find Lucky when he unearths the hideout of an allegedly dead winemaker and astronomer who’s been inviting space aliens to the wine country. The ATF and FBI find their man, but Miles knows one more place south of the border where Lucky may be resting—he’s determined to find him, dead or alive.
With a snaky vintner, horseracing, relationship revenge and interstellar aliens—Reptile Wines is a rare-vintage farce for readers who enjoy the hilarity of Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Moore.
Available on Amazon and at Independent Bookstores. Learn more at johnhewittauthor.com.