Pete Goodman makes his debut in the mystery genre with a novel that features Nick Michaels, a private detective and anthropologist who can’t escape his career and is forced to hunt for a killer. Goodman will be at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 to discuss “Smoking Frog Lives!”

Centuries and Sleuths specializes in history and mystery and often plays host to discussion groups, authors and other events. The shop is located at 7419 Madison and can be reached at 771-7243, or online at