Summit Murder Mystery Authors Kick Off 2011 Brandeis Lecture Series

Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins will appear on January 17 at Barnes & Noble to present to the Brandeis Arizona Authors Group.

Phoenix, AZ, January 06, 2011 --( The Summit Murder Mystery novels will be the topic at the January 17, 2011, Brandeis National Committee Phoenix Chapter Arizona Authors Lecture Series. The event will be held at Barnes & Noble located at 101 & Shea in Scottsdale Arizona. The program begins at 12:30 pm and runs until 2:00 pm. The public is welcome; tickets are $5.00 per person. Please RSVP to Merrill Kalman, Arizona Authors Group Facilitator, (preferred) or 480-296-3355.

Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins, co-authors of the Summit series, will share how their collaboration started and how it has resulted in seven murder mysteries set on the Seven Summits.

Irion, who participated in a 1987 Everest expedition, knew immediately that the Seven Summits would be exciting locations for murder mystery novels. “The Seven Summits are remote, often highly inaccessible. These mountains are dangerous and can kill you in a lot of different ways, from high altitude, bad weather, ill preparation; it can be a recipe for disaster,” said Irion.

The authors will also discuss how this unique Series spans across seven continents to breathtaking and isolated parts of the world. Each geographical location offers rich history, cultural and religious rituals, and complex political influences.

The Brandeis National Committee (BNC) is a national volunteer, non-profit organization with more than 1400 local members committed to local and national community service. BNC supports Brandeis University with scholarships, fellowships and is the largest Friends of the Library organization in the world. In addition, BNC has endowed not only the Brandeis University Library, but also local libraries throughout the country and world. Brandeis University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, is one of the highest-ranking research universities in the United States.

About Irion Books LLC
Irion Books LLC launched in 2007 with the release of its Hell Series of books, beginning with Remodeling Hell followed by Autograph Hell, Car Dealer Hell, and Divorce Hell. Also available from Irion Books is Roadkill Cooking for Campers - The Best Dang Wild Game Cookbook in the World. In January of 2010, the first two novels of the Summit Murder Mystery Series were published simultaneously, Murder on Everest and Abandoned on Everest (prequel). In July 2010, Murder on Elbrus was released followed by Murder on Mt. McKinley in January 2011. When completed, the Series will include seven murder mystery novels. For more information on Irion Books and the Summit Murder Mystery Series, please visit and

Irion Books LLC
Charles G. Irion