Online: Stone Cold Mystery Writers Panel: Archer Mayer, Paul Munier, Sarah Stewart Taylor, Julia Spencer-Fleming

Nantucket Atheneum |Nantucket, MA
October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join four veteran mystery writers as they discuss their new works and all that goes into writing a mystery series.

Archer Mayor writes the acclaimed Joe Gunther series, with the 31st book (The Orphan’s Guilt) just released. The Chicago Tribune describes his novels as ‘the best police procedurals being written in America,’ and The New York Times calls Mayor ‘one of the most sophisticated stylists in the genre’.

Paula Munier has created the Mercy Carr series (The Borrowing of Bones, Blind Search) featuring an Afghan war veteran and her dog who have returned home to Vermont to recover from PTSD. Hallie Ephron says of the first in the series–‘A nuanced nail-biter with a compelling quartet of crime fighters: two extraordinary rescue and rescued dogs and their human handlers.’

Sarah Stewart Taylor is the author of the Sweeney St. George mystery series as well as a new series featuring Long Island detective Maggie D’Arcy in The Mountains Wild. Julia Spencer Fleming says of the new novel–‘Lyrical, moody, The Mountains Wild unfolds like an Irish ballad, at turns stirring, tender and tragic. Sarah Stewart Taylor has written a book as much about the mysteries of the human heart as the questions surrounding the long-missing woman at the silent center of the tale. A triumphant return to the genre.’

‘ Julia Spencer-Fleming has written nine books in the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series, which pairs an Episcopalian priest and police chief in upstate New York. She recently released Hid From Our Eyes. Rhys Bowen says ‘Not only is this a tense mystery unfolding simultaneously in three time periods but it is also a poignant drama touching the flawed and very real main characters.’

This presentation is free, but registration is required.