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Murder by the Book
October 26 - October 27
The fourth annual Murder by the Book festival for readers and writers at the Jesup Memorial Library on Fri., Oct. 26 and Sat., Oct. 27. The featured authors this year include keynote speaker David Rosenfelt, and mystery and thriller writers Brenda Buchanan, Dorothy Cannell, Richard Cass, Bruce Coffin, Stephanie Gayle, Vaughn Hardacker, James Hayman, Lynne Raimondo, Nicole Seavey, Jane Sloven, Julia Spencer-Fleming and James Ziskin.
On Friday night at 5:30 p.m., meet and mingle with all of the authors at a special reception and then get a glimpse of murders to come as a handful of the authors will read from their works-in-progress. Attendees who purchase their tickets beforehand will get a set of clues to solve a mystery. Anyone who correctly solves the mystery will be entered in a giveaway to win a bundle of books as well as other prizes. Tickets to this event are $25 each and can be purchased at the Jesup.
Then on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., hear from the writers themselves as they talk about their books, inspiration and much more. There will be book signings all day as well as a keynote talk with David Rosenfelt at noon. Rosenfelt is the author of more than 27 books, including the Andy Carpenter series about a lawyer and his golden retriever Tara. His newest book in the series “Deck the Hounds” comes out the week before Murder the Book. There will be panels with experts including lawyers, a police officer, a book store owner and executive director of the New England Independent Bookseller’s Association. Prizes will be given away throughout the day. Stop by to see your favorite author and hear them talk, or come to all the events and maybe find a new author to read.
For more information on either event contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245, mrice@jesuplibrary or visit jesuplibrary.org/mbtb.