Book cover to Water to the Angels.The Department of English is proud to present, Les Standiford, an acclaimed mystery writer who recently published his book, Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles, on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the English Department at (714) 997-6750.

Les Standiford is the author of twenty-one books, including the critically acclaimed works of non-fiction, 
Last Train to Paradise:  Henry Flalger and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
 –a History Channel Top Ten Pick & the One Read choice of more than a dozen public library systems; 
Meet You in Hell:  Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and the Bitter Partnership that Transformed America
, and 
Washington Burning: How a Frenchman’s Vision for Our Nation’s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army–
both publisher’s nominees for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awards; 
The Man Who Invented Christmas:  How Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived our Holiday Spirits 
New York Times
Editors Choice); 
Bringing Adam Home:  The Abduction that Changed America
New York Times
 best-seller); and most recently, 
Water to the Angels:  William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct & the Rise of Los Angeles,
 a featured alternate of the History Book Club.  He is also the author of ten novels, including the acclaimed John Deal mystery series as well as the stand-alone thrillers 
Black Mountain
 (adapted as a feature film).  He has received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami and was appointed holder of the Peter Meinke Chair in Creative Writing at Eckerd College for the Spring of 2016.