Author Sara Paretsky has got an itch for writing crafty detective novels that evoke mystery through crime. Her series of V.I. Warshawski detective novels were a hit and she keeps on writing, most recently releasing her 14th novel titled Bleeding Kansas. Hear words from the author as A Novello Evening With Sara Paretsky gives you the opportunity. $15. 7 p.m. McColl Family Theatre, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2828. www.plcmc.org/novello/.