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Murder at the Marina: a Pre-Bouchercon Happy Hour Adventure with USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda

August 31, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


About the In-Person Adventure

You are cordially invited to an overnight virtual voyage on the Splendid Seas…

…with USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda, to celebrate her soon-to-be-released novel, Beneath the Surface, a pulse-pounding thriller about a family on a weekend voyage who has everything money can buy, and has used lies and so much more to keep it.

In anticipation of Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, the annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction that will be held in San Diego this year, you are invited to a very special VIP event with USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda, complete with wine, charcuterie, swag bags, a free book, and the opportunity to connect with this talented author of suspense and intrigue in a fun pre-launch happy hour Adventure.

Join Kaira at San Pasqual Winery tasting room in Seaport Village and brace yourself for a storm of deceptions.

For only $15, your Adventure includes:

Swag bag

Wine tasting

One FREE book of your choice (The Widow, Somebody’s Home, or The Next Wife – Please list your choice in the notes section at checkout, thank you!)

Charcuterie box

Tax and gratuity

And the opportunity to meet the author live and in-person.

Spaces are limited and this event is expected to sell out, so we recommend that you act quickly (see below registration) . Books will also be available for purchase at the event. 


About the Author and Book

Kaira Rouda is an award-winning USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author of contemporary fiction that explores what goes on beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her novel, The Next Wife, won two Silver Falchion Awards for Best Suspense Novel and runner up to Best Book of the Year. To date, her novels have been translated into a dozen languages.

A former magazine editor and society columnist, Kaira won the Stevie Award for Women in Business for creating the first female-focused residential real estate brand, Real Living, and growing the brand to more than 22 states before its sale to Berkshire Hathaway. Her first book, Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs led to a national speaking tour where she inspired thousands.

In her latest book, Beneath the Surface, on a weekend voyage, the power-hungry children of an aging billionaire are unprepared for a storm of deceptions.


About San Pasqual Winery

San Pasqual Winery is a small, family owned winery located in La Mesa, California – about 15 miles east of San Diego. Although the namesake dates to the 1970’s when it was located in the San Pasqual Valley, the winery was later “reinvented” as San Diego’s first urban winery, earning it a spot on Sunset Magazine’s list of “Hot 100 West Coast Trends.” The winery is now located in the industrial area of La Mesa, with offsite tasting rooms nearby in the Village of La Mesa and downtown San Diego at Seaport Village.

With annual production ranging from three to four thousand cases, most of their wine is sold directly from the winery and tasting room locations, allowing a more personal connection with the people who enjoy their wines.


August 31, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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