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.