Mystery in the Afternoon: Three Famous Writers Share Their Secrets at UMass Dartmouth March 10, 2013

Mystery Writers at Library Associates Event!What: Mystery in the Afternoon: Three Famous Writers Share Their Secrets
Where: Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth. Parking and shuttle service is available in lot 7.
When: March 10 from 2-4:30 p.m

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased in advance (See full info at bottom of post). Students, with identification, are admitted free to the talk only. 

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates annual Literary Author Talk entitled, Mystery in the Afternoon: Three Famous Writers Share Their Secrets, hosted by Prof. Mel B. Yoken is March 10 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth.

Three contemporary mystery writers, Cara Black, Libby Hellmann and Tess Gerritsen will share their personal stories and writing processes. UMass Dartmouth Chancellor, Dr. Divina Grossman, and Dean of Library Services, Terrance Burton will provide opening remarks. New Bedford Standard Times editor, Robert Unger; the Mayor of New Bedford, Jon Mitchell; and co-founder and co-owner of Baker Books, Deborah Baker will introduce the authors.

Cara Black is a bestselling American mystery writer. She is best known for her Aimée Léduc mystery novels featuring a female Paris-based private investigator. The series consists of 13 novels with the recent publication of Murder below Montparnasse. Like her inimitable hero, Léo Malet, Black seems intent on investing every nook and cranny of the City of Lights with doses of murder and mayhem. She resides in San Francisco.

Libby Hellmann started her career in broadcast news. With nine popular novels and twenty short stories published, Hellmann has written thrillers, suspense mysteries, and amateur sleuth novels. At the core of all her stories is always a crime or the possibility of one. Her 2012 novel A Bitter Veil, set largely in Revolutionary Iran, was published in 2012. Hellmann lives in Chicago.

Tess Gerritsen has written a series of highly popular novels featuring a homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspiring the TNT television series, Rizzoli and Isles starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. Her books have been bestsellers in the United States and abroad. Now retired from medicine, Gerritsen writes full time, and lives in Maine.

The event, sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates and Baker Books, includes afternoon buffet of sandwiches and desserts.  Following the program, featured books from Baker Books, will be available for purchase and signing.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to the Carney Library Associates, 1032 Sterling Street, New Bedford, MA 02745 or, inquires to dberner@umassd.edu, 508 999-8671

Students, with identification, are admitted free to the talk only. Parking and shuttle service is available in lot 7.

The UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associates is a public organization open to all. They seek to promote the library by offering programs that reflect the library’s mission and by raising funds to help develop its collections and a variety of services to faculty, students and the public.

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