Murder by the Book on Fri., Oct. 18 and Sat., Oct. 19

Calling all lovers of mystery, thriller and suspense. Join the Jesup Memorial Library for an event about all things mystery! First, on Friday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a special ticketed reception where you can meet mystery authors and hear about their stories. Then on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be talks, discussions and book signings with mystery authors with a special keynote talk with best-selling, Maine author Linda Greenlaw at noon.

This year’s authors are Brenda Buchanan, Anne Canadeo, Richard Cass, Bruce Coffin, Linda Greenlaw, Sherry Harris, Vaughn Hardacker, Lynne Raimondo, Barbara Ross, Darcy Scott, Nicole Seavey and Julia Spencer-Fleming.


Friday night’s event includes a reception with hors d’oureves, wine, games, prizes and the chance to meet all twelve authors. The authors will tell you more about the stories they write and this is a great time to find out about a new series or hear more from an author you already love. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the Jesup, by calling 207-288-4245 or visiting All proceeds go directly to the library.


On Saturday, join the authors for talks, book signings and a keynote talk with Greenlaw. There will be talks about what makes mysteries so intriguing, how authors keep series fresh, what topics are off limits and a chance to collaborate with the authors on a mystery. And, if you already have written a mystery (or any kind of book), there is a special morning panel on marketing. During Greenlaw’s keynote talk at noon bring a bag lunch and enjoy a wonderful afternoon. Saturday’s event is free and open to the public. Come for one talk or come to all of them. There will be book signings throughout the day as well.


Books will be on sale during this event courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. This event is also co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America-New England Chapter, Anne’s White Columns Inn, Bar Harbor Motel, Bluenose Inn, Canterbury Cottage, Cas Ole Catering and Holbrook House.


For more information on the this whole event visit or call the library at 207-288-4245.