GaylinAbbottAuthors Alison Gaylin (left) and Megan Abbott top the summer reading list, with a dual in-store appearance at River Road Books this Thursday.

Don’t look now, but some buzzed-about authors walk among us — and sometimes they travel in packs, for appearances at libraries, stores and colleges. On Thursday, July 10, River Road Books hosts another in a “summer reading list” series of special in-store events, when the Fair Haven indie shop welcomes a pair of young novelists who have been getting noticed in all the right places.

An expert on (and in) the mean-streets genre of hardboiled/noir crime fiction, Megan Abbott is the Edgar award winning author of Dare Me (a “Heathers meets Fight Club” story that’s still being talked up as a movie vehicle for Natalie Portman) and The Fever — a just-published thriller of mysterious epidemics and small-town secrets that’s been branded one of the Best Books of Summer by the New York Times.

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