Author Talk with David Corbett and Joe Clifford

Author Talk with  David Corbett and Joe Clifford

Bookshop Benicia will be hosting an author talk featuring David Corbett, The Truth Against the World, and Joe Clifford, Say My Name, on June 13, 2023 from 5:30 to 7pm at 636 First St, Benicia. Free and open to all.

David Corbett

Corbett, a former Vallejo resident who now resides on the east coast, was a well known member of the North Bay community. Not just a phenomenal author and teacher, Corbett also ran Bookshop Benicia’s High Crimes Book Group for an extended time. His latest release (“The Truth Against the World,” coming June 1st), follows an artist trying to rescue her masterpiece as
the United States descends into a civil war. This speculative novel ponders intellectual property and conflicting social factors as the artist tries to navigate unrest while she rescues her work from a thief.

“As always with Corbett, it’s tough, compassionate, and powerfully written.” —Vince Keenan, Noir City, on Corbett’s 2015 novella “The Devil Prayed and Darkness Fell.”

Clifford’s true crime mystery (“Say My Name,” releasing June 6th) tells the tale of a writer who, upon returning to his hometown, becomes entangled in an unsolved missing case from his adolescence. As the case unfolds, secrets about the town and its inhabitants are revealed. Are the missing persons victims of a crime, an accident, or something else entirely? Clifford, an author of numerous well-received novels, grew up in San Francisco and has returned to the Bay Area, teaching at the Florida International University remotely while he writes. “Taut, pacey and with a powerful sense of place… an intelligent and astutely observed piece of American small town noir.” —New York Times bestselling author Paula Hawkins.

Bookshop Benicia could not be more excited to host these great authors. For more information on the books and their writers, please visit and If you have any questions, contact Christine or Alexa at Bookshop Benicia, Tuesdays through Sundays, by calling (707)747-5155 or check out our website No cost of attendance
and refreshments will be provided.


Date(s) - Tue, Jun 13, 2023
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm


Bookshop Benicia
636 First St., Benicia


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