This week, The Book Passage at the Ferry Building is blowing up with mystery and adventure. From how a killer got off easy to silent film pirates, it’s time to get your read on.

This Thursday, catch Mike Weiss, at The Book Passage, as he discusses his latest, Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. After  assassinating two public figures, Dan White was only sentenced for manslaughter — Weiss explains why.

Next Tuesday, The Book Passage shift gears a bit for a pirate-themed event celebrating Laurie R. King‘s novel Pirate King. Go in pirate dress and see just what the heck silent films have to do with pirates, in this adventure novel. A percentage of the sales of Pirate King will be donated to 826 Valencia.