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Mystery Authors Series – FALL, 2013

Once again, Curtis Friends, Sisters in Crime, and Maine Crime Writers are working together to bring some very talented mystery authors to Curtis Memorial Library on Tuesdays this fall.

Each talk begins at 7:00 pm in the Morrell Meeting Room with refreshments provided by Bohemian Coffee House. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Gulf of Maine Books.

Highlight these special dates on your calendar and join us for some very pleasant evenings getting to know these wonderful authors!

there was an old womanSeptember 10, Hallie Ephron: Hallie Ephron’s newest book, There Was an Old Woman, is garnering rave reviews and New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen calls it “an absolute must read.” Ephron’s earlier works include Never Tell a Lie, Come and Find Me, and Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel. She is also an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe and recently wrote about growing up in Hollywood in a family of writers in the March, 2013 issue of “O” The Oprah Magazine.

September 17, James Hayman: When author James Hayman moved on from a full career as a creative advertising director in New York, he packed his bags for Maine. And he didn’t come alone. With him came his fictional wise-cracking Portland, Maine homicide cop Mike McCabe. Hayman’s series of suspense thrillers featuring McCabe, and partner Maggie Savage, will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading long into the night. Booklist Magazine praises his “twisting, action-filled plot,” and states that he “puts Portland, Maine firmly on the crime fiction map.”

October 1, J.A. Hitchcock: Jayne Hitchcock, non-fiction true crime writer and noted cybercrime and security expert, has written about the subject in Net Crimes and Misdemeanors. In her newest book, True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder and Mayhem, she journeys into the darkest recesses of the internet to document the most depraved criminals imaginable, from bullies and stalkers to scam artists, sexual predators, and serial killers.

barbara rossOctober 15, Barbara Ross: Take lobster, clams, and an ear of corn. Add one murder. Fold in a complex heroine, an assortment of colorful suspects, and a plot with lots of twists and turns. Heat up on an island off the coast of Maine. The result? Clammed Up – a tasty treat, and first in a series of Maine Clambake Mysteries, from Boothbay Harbor author Barbara Ross. “Deliciously atmospheric, delightfully suspenseful, divine!” states bestselling author Sarah Graves.

October 29, Katherine Hall Page: Page’s award-winning series starring wife/mother/caterer Faith Sibley Fairchild features a charming blend of well-constructed plots, an entertaining, realistically quirky cast of characters, and well realized settings. To these standard ingredients, Page deftly adds in a generous soupcon of tart humor and an assortment of delicious recipes to create a winning combination. The Body in the Piazza, the twenty-first in the series, takes readers to Italy where, along with pecorino, panna cotta, and Prosecco, it looks like murder and mayhem are also on the menu.

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