9th Ave: Paul Madonna

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset

Cover of Paul Madonna's The Commissions. The cover is a black and white illustration at night of a statue at San Francisco's Legion of Honor of a man on a horse.
Join us on Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm PT when Paul Madonna joins us for the release of the latest release in the Emit Hopper series, The Commissions, at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Or watch online at the link below
https://youtube.com/live/kYutl2eQsQg?feature=share

Praise for The Emit Hopper Series
“The most gloriously insane mystery I've ever read.” —Peter Orner, author of Maggie Brown & Others: Stories

“Deeply satisfying . .. Madonna’s prose is magnificent.” Foreword Reviews

“Paul Madonna has created a gripping and deeply mysterious novel about the nature of artistic creation and the wayward, confounding path of inspiration. It's a gorgeous book, with its words and pictures striking up a dialogue that's sharp, funny, strange, and the fuel for a page turner. I want everyone I know to read it so we can talk about how cool it is.” —Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil

About The Commissions
In the third installment of the Emit Hopper Mystery series, The Commissions kicks off the origin story of what promises to be an unforgettable new eccentric detective, Ronnie Gilbert.

Get ready for a rollicking and irresistible new mystery from award-winning artist and author Paul Madonna.

Amsterdam, 2019—following the conclusion of Come to Light. Former rock star-turned-artist Emit Hopper’s life has taken yet another strange turn. His old friend, the legendary San Francisco private detective Ronnie Gilbert, is dead, and his killer has just been acquitted. But when a disheveled acquaintance from Ronnie’s past walks into Emit’s shop, a puzzling mystery resurfaces, twenty years cold.

We’re transported back to San Francisco, 1999, when Emit and Ronnie first met. Emit has returned to taking commissions drawing people’s houses, only to be strong-armed by a shady police lieutenant into acting as her off-the-books spy. On top of that, a strange young woman claiming to be his daughter refuses to leave him alone. From there unfolds an intricate tale of corruption and murder that leads to an explosive scandal, with consequences that, two decades hence, are finally revealed.

From the world of the Emit Hopper Mystery series, The Commissions kicks off the origin story of what promises to be an unforgettable new eccentric detective, Ronnie Gilbert. In a mystery filled with suspense and surprises around every corner, Paul Madonna brings to life the last days of San Francisco before the turn of the millennium with dozens of his signature pen-and-ink drawings.

About Paul Madonna
Paul Madonna is an award-winning artist and author known for combining drawing and stories in a wide range of genres, from his enigmatic art series All Over Coffee which ran for twelve years in the San Francisco Chronicle, to his large-scale public murals, to his entertaining and sharply-plotted mystery novels. Celebrated internationally in museums as well as in print, Paul’s unique blend of drawing and storytelling has been heralded as an “all new art form.” Paul’s current release, The Commissions, a rivoting mystery set between San Francisco and Amsterdam, is available in hardback on September 5th.

 

The Commissions By Paul Madonna Cover Image
$37.99
ISBN: 9781513139289
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Published: West Margin Press - September 5th, 2023

Get ready for a rollicking and irresistible new mystery from award-winning artist and author Paul Madonna.


Come to Light By Paul Madonna Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781513263052
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Published: West Margin Press - October 6th, 2020

From award-winning artist and author Paul Madonna comes an electrifying mystery novel full of unexpected plot twists, lively characters, and over one hundred lush drawings. Presented in an innovative three-volume boxed set, Come to Light is a gripping page-turner that weaves an intoxicating tale of love, murder, books and art.


Close Enough for the Angels By Paul Madonna Cover Image
$34.99
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9781513260815
Published: Petty Curse Books - September 5th, 2017

Emit Hopper was a one-hit wonder--twice. First as a rock and roller in the 80s, then as a literary darling in the 90s. Now it's twenty years later, and despite his desire to remain a simple laundromat owner, stardom has found him once again. As he's drawn back into the limelight he meets Julia, a former celebrity chef with a dark past.


You Know Exactly, the Third Collection of All Over Coffee By Paul Madonna Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781513134819
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Published: West Margin Press - June 21st, 2022

The third and final volume of All Over Coffee presents some of the most beloved and never-before-collected pieces from the weekly series. Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle, this timeless work, which includes collaborations with many prize-winning authors, is now collected for the first time into a new gorgeous hardcover edition.


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