Coming off a fantastic Maynard Book Festival visited by a variety of Massachusetts authors that included among others Gregory Maguire, William Martin, and Barbara Shapiro, the Friends of the Library have two more exciting nights of author visits coming up this month.
On Tuesday, May 7th, Katherine Hall Page and Spencer Quinn will be making appearances. Katherine's "Body in the..." books are tremendously popular in our collection and she'll be releasing a new title (Body in the Piazza) next week! Spencer Quinn's mysteries are told from the perspective of a dog who is owned by a detective. This allows Quinn to create a comic narrative and allows the plot to take turns that would be impossible with a human-only cast of characters.
Just a few weeks later on Thursday, May 23rd, the library will be visited by Hallie Ephron and Linda Barnes. Hallie is a relatively new mystery writer but her first book "Never Tell a Lie" received excellent reviews and was adapted for a film as "And Baby Will Fall" on the Lifetime Movie Network. Linda Barnes has written 16 novels, many of which feature Carlotta Carlyle, a smart, independent, tough-as-nails Bostonite etched in the hardboiled tradition.
Both events start at 7pm and are free and open to the public. Books for signing are from Porter Square Books.