Penguin Bookshop Writers Series: An Evening with Peter W.J. Hayes

Penguin Bookshop Writers Series:
An Evening with Peter W.J. Hayes

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 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 Stay True! 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



Finally accustomed to his new job with the Allegheny County Police, Detective Vic Lenoski is asked to solve the high-profile murder of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s beloved president. Very quickly, Vic and his partner, Liz Timmons, identify two likely suspects.

But, unknown to Vic, a detective from China—Chen Yun—has surreptitiously arrived in Pittsburgh, sent to target one of the symphony’s violin players. Vic then learns that his lead suspects aren’t who they seem, and worse, that he’s the target of an FBI investigation. As Vic scrambles to resolve these new problems, Chen’s plans implode and he tailspins into Vic’s investigation, bringing the personal and professional lives of both men to a breaking point. Can they each find a solution to their cases, and a way to protect their personal lives? 

The Things That Stay True: A Vic Lenoski Mystery By Peter W. J. Hayes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685123819
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Level Best Books - July 18th, 2023

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Event date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 7:00pm