An Evening with Peter W.J. Hayes

An Evening with Peter W.J. Hayes
celebrating the release of The Things That Secrets Cannot Hide: A Vic Lenoski Mystery

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7:00 PM 



We are delighted to host local author Peter Hayes for an evening at the store to celebrate the release of his latest book, and the fourth installment of the Vic Lenoski mystery series, The Things That Secrets Cannot Hide! Peter will engage in a conversation about the book, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies for guests.


Peter W. J. Hayes was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and lived in Paris, Sewickley and Taipei before returning to Sewickley. He worked as a journalist, advertising copywriter and marketing executive—including six years as Chief Marketing officer for a multinational corporation—before turning to mystery and crime writing. He is the author of the Silver Falchion-nominated Vic Lenoski police procedural series, and is a Derringer-nominated author of short stories. He is also a past finalist for the Crime Writers Association (CWA) Debut Dagger Award. He can be found at


It's been five years since Detective Vic Lenoski took early retirement to help raise his granddaughter. But the shooting of an elderly man outside a cemetery reawakens his detective instincts. The victim is famous for a string of brazen armed robberies during the 1980s, and as Vic knows, the stolen money was never recovered. 

Offered a job with the Allegheny County Police-and urged by his wife to start working again-Vic is soon assigned the case. But when the killer strikes a second time, Vic realizes the only way to catch the murderer is to uncover the secrets surrounding that 1980s crime spree. But Vic's skills are rusty, someone is leaking information to the press, and Vic soon learns those secrets are protecting much more than just stolen money.

The Things That Secrets Cannot Hide: A Vic Lenoski Mystery By Peter W. J. Hayes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685121549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Level Best Books - September 3rd, 2022

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Event date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00pm