Crime Movie Night with Dennis Tafoya & The County Theater

Dope Thief Book Signing & Crime Movie Night with Dennis Tafoya

Featured Films:  Touch of Evil & Gun Crazy
Presented by the Doylestown Bookshop & The County Theater.
Friday, September 25th 2009 @ 8:00 pm

tafoyaIf you're a fan of crime books and films, we've got a great lineup for you on September 25th. 

Join author Dennis Tafoya first at the Doylestown Bookshop at 8:00 PM as he signs copies of his debut novel, Dope Thief, a gritty locally set story about two con men best friends who get caught up in the wrong con.

After you've got your book signed, follow Dennis over to the County Theater at 9:00 PM as he introduces a double feature presentation of two classic crime films!  Films featured will be Gun Crazy and Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.

Tickets will be available at a later date at the County Theater box office & the Doylestown Bookshop.  Tickets will cost $10 for the double feature without book purchase; $5 with the purchase of a signed copy of Dope Thief from the Bookshop.


Event date: 
Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:00pm to Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:00am
Event address: 
16 S. Main St
18901 Doylestown
Dope Thief Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312531157
Availability: Special Order (Subject to Availability)
Published: Minotaur Books - April 28th, 2009

Ray, the 30-year-old protagonist of Tafoya's raw and redemptive debut, is a sure bet loser. His mother's dead, his abusive father in prison. His own lengthy record includes car theft, burglary and a two-year jail stint. For the past year, Ray and his buddy Manny have been robbing dope dealers and meth labs in the Philadelphia area. Ray and Manny hit small operations disguised as DEA agents, knowing their victims can't go to the cops and don't have the resources to come after them. Inevitably, a job goes bad, resulting in gunshots and death. With too much money at stake and serious bad guys on his trail, Ray realizes that the criminal phase of his life is over. Tafoya gradually reveals pieces of Ray's past while detailing his increasingly desperate efforts to rid himself of those dogging him and threatening anyone connected to him. A boy born into the life makes a wrenching attempt to change course or die trying in a first novel that marks Tafoya as a writer to watch. -- Publishers Weekly.