Book Launch: “My Brother’s Keeper” with Vaughn C. Hardacker on Wed., July 3

In “My Brother’s Keeper” private investigator Ed Traynor is called to a crime scene in the remote woods of New Hampshire. There Traynor finds out that his estranged brother is the victim of a violent crime and he sets out to catch the killer. Join author Vaughn C. Hardacker for the launch of “My Brother’s Keeper” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m.

As the investigation deepens, Traynor finds himself wrapped up in the world of one of New England’s biggest drug kingpins and each step he takes towards catching the killer becomes more dangerous. New York Times-bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming calls “My Brother’s Keeper” a must-read, saying, “Hardacker writes lean, evocative prose that perfectly captures both the hard-eyed cops, PIs and criminals that populate his world, and the forests, lakes and gritty New England towns where they circle and struggle against each other. If Raymond Chandler and Paul Doiron had a kid, it would be ‘My Brother’s Keeper.’” “My Brother’s Keeper” is the second book in Hardacker’s series featuring Traynor, the first book in the series “Black Orchid” was called a “hard-hitting” crime novel by Publisher’s Weekly.

Hardacker is a member of the New England Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Three of his novels, “Sniper,” “The Fisherman,” and “Wendigo” were finalists in the Crime Fiction category of the Maine Literary Awards. Hardacker is a veteran of the U. S. Marines and served in Vietnam. He holds degrees from Northern Maine Technical College, the University of Maine and Southern New Hampshire University.

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Hardacker, visit and for more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.