Shandell Bird drives a brand-new, $93,000 Range Rover, and his nickname-sake "Blackbird" logo is emblazoned on $180 Nikes. But Bird's new millions are no help when the Denver Nuggets' first-round draft pick is found shot dead mid-court on a playground. So begins Blackbird, Farewell (Frog Books), a new mystery in which novelist Robert Greer's best-selling gentleman detective CJ Floyd plays a supporting role to fledgling amateur sleuth Damion Madrid, Bird's best friend and CJ's godson. ("Highly recommended," said Library Journal.) Greer speaks and signs books this week at Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 25, 514 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. Free. 412-828-4877