An Evening with A. J. Finn


A. J. Finn, End of Story

Rakestraw Books "The Bookstore in Danville" is delighted to invite you to an evening with bestselling mystery novelist, A. J. Finn, as we celebrate the publication of his eagerly-anticipated new book, End of Story. This special event will take place at the store on Friday, 23 February 2024 at 7 PM.

Tickets are $35. Your ticket includes a signed first edition of End of Story as well as an opportunity to meet the author. During the evening Finn will be discussing his new book, his love of classic mysteries, and much more. We know it's going to be an evening that all sorts of readers will enjoy. Please join us!

A portion of the proceeds for this event will benefit the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.

About End of Story:

I’ll be dead in three months. Come tell my story.

So writes Sebastian Trapp, reclusive mystery novelist, to his longtime correspondent Nicky Hunter, an expert in detective fiction. With mere months to live, Trapp invites Nicky to his spectacular San Francisco mansion to help draft his life story . . . while living alongside his beautiful second wife, Diana; his wayward nephew, Freddy; and his protective daughter, Madeleine. Soon Nicky finds herself caught in an irresistible case of real-life “detective fever.”

You and I might even solve an old mystery or two.

Twenty years earlier—on New Year’s Eve 1999—Sebastian’s first wife and teenaged son vanished from different locations, never to be seen again. Did the perfect crime writer commit the perfect crime? And why has he emerged from seclusion, two decades later, to allow a stranger to dig into his past?

Life is hard. After all, it kills you.

As Nicky attempts to weave together the strands of Sebastian’s life, she becomes obsessed with discovering the truth . . . while Madeleine begins to question what her beloved father might actually know about that long-ago night. And when a corpse appears in the family’s koi pond, both women are shocked to find that the past isn’t gone—it’s just waiting.



[photo credit: Brandon Bakus]

Event date: 
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Danville, CA 94526
End of Story: A Novel By A. J. Finn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062678454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - February 20th, 2024

“Elegant, absorbing, full of Hitchcockian menace. Once again Finn reinvents the genre in spectacular style.”
— Lucy Foley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Apartment

“A. J. Finn’s new novel is beautiful, intense, beguiling. I was mesmerized by End of Story.”
— Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of None of This Is True

“A thrillingly Gothic golden age mystery to lose yourself in.' — Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Skies

“Literary magic – a mystery lover’s delight . . . Absorbing, stylish, and sparkling with quick wit . . . reminds you of something so utterly essential about a truly masterful mystery – that the end is just the beginning.”
— Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid and The Mystery Guest