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Mystery Authors Series – FALL, 2014

Posted by Michael Gorzka on August 16th, 2013
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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!


Dorothy Cannell, a mother of four, grandmother of ten, and owner of a King Charles Spaniel, was born in England and moved to the United States when she was twenty. She currently lives in Belfast, Maine. She has written more than a dozen mysteries featuring Ellie, whom Booklist describes as “part Miss Marple, part modern British mum.”


"I have always been a writer. Creating fiction, long and short, is my passion. I have made my living writing technical documentation in the software industry for nearly two decades. Before that I variously wrote features and essays as a free-lance journalist, edited medical texts, and produced several published articles and a doctoral dissertation in the field of Linguistics. And before that, as a child and teenager, I wrote fiction and news articles."


A military brat, Julia Spencer-Fleming grew up in places as diverse as Mobile, Rome, Stuttgart and Syracuse. Her debut novel, In the Bleak Midwinter, won the St. Martin’s/Malice Domestic, the Dilys, the Agatha, the Anthony, the Macavity and the Barry Awards. A Fountain Filled With Blood received a Barry Award nomination, and Julia’s latest Clare Fergusson novel, Out of the Deep I Cry, was a 2005 Edgar Award finalist. Julia lives in the Maine countryside with three kids, two dogs and one husband.


Maine native, and former assistant attorney general Kate Flora’s books include seven series mysteries, three gritty police procedurals, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark) and a true crime. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has been optioned for a movie. She spent seven years as editor and publisher at Level Best Books. Flora is a former international president of Sisters in Crime, and a founding member of the New England Crime Bake conference. She teaches writing for Grub Street in Boston.


Author Lea Wait lives in Maine, where she writes both the Agatha-finalist Shadows Antique Print Mystery series in which antique print dealer and college professor Maggie Summer solves crimes, and historical novels for ages 8-14 set in nineteenth century Maine. Lea has been an antique print dealer herself since 1977. She adopted her four daughters (now grown) as a single parent, and is now married to artist Bob Thomas and the grandmother of eight.

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