Colorado Railroad Museum Presents a Book Signing with Janet Dawson

The Colorado Railroad Museum will host a book signing with author Janet Dawson on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 1-3pm. Dawson’s most recent book, Death Rides the Zephyr, was released in September 2013.

Death Rides the Zephyr chronicles the adventures of Zephyrette Jill McLeod:
“December 23, 1952. A transcontinental train is stopped cold by an avalanche in a remote Colorado canyon. There’s a murderer aboard, one who has already killed, and will kill again unless stopped. The California Zephyr, with its run from Oakland to Chicago and back, was famous for 21 years for its Vista-Domes, providing a 360-degree view of the spectacular Western scenery. It is a veritable small city on tracks, populated by passengers from all walks of life and a large crew whose duty it is to keep them safe. Zephyrette Jill McLeod is the passengers’ primary point of contact. She’s armed for any emergency-with a first-aid kit, a screwdriver, and her knowledge of human nature. But can she figure out a clever plot and stop a ruthless killer?”

Dawson is the author of a number of previous books, including one other stand-alone mystery, What You Wish For, and the Jeri Howard series, the first title of which won the St. Martin’s/PWA award. Dawson was also nominated in 2012 for Left Coast Crime’s Golden Nugget Award for Bit Player.

The Colorado Railroad Museum Gift Shop will have copies of the book available for purchase. Order online before 12:00 p.m. Saturday October 12, 2013 to receive a signed copy of Death Rides the Zephyr!

After the signing, be sure to visit the Museum’s basement gallery to explore the world of the Zephyrette through the temporary exhibit, “Life on Colorado Railroads: The American Passenger Car Era, 1930 to 1970” (

Museum hours are 9am-5pm. Museum tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for children (ages 2-15), and free for members. Visitors may attend the book signing without touring the Museum; there is no charge for the book signing.

Join us Saturday October 12, 2013 as author Janet Dawson signs copies of her new title from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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