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Local Author Talk & Signing: Bed, Breakfast, & Blackmail by Debi Graham-Leard

The Ames Free Library is delighted to present local author

Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30 pm
Queset House, 51 Main Street, Easton
Join us for a discussion with Debi Graham-Leard about her third and latest mystery, Bed, Breakfast, & Blackmail, featuring amateur sleuth Gwen Andrews:
"Retiree Gwen Andrews arrives at the Harbor Falls Bed & Breakfast expecting an evening of food and fun at the garden club's Christmas party. Boy, is she wrong! First, she learns the B&B's ghost is wreaking havoc. And then she overhears a whispered blackmail threat. Because misfortune often comes in threes, a prickly club member tumbles down the servant steps during an impromptu house tour and dies. When the woman's death is ruled suspicious, Gwen is enlisted for undercover sleuthing. Were mortal hands or spectral to blame? All the while, she is juggling her personal life as one man exits and another enters. A parallel cold case, a detective besotted with Gwen, and the spirit of her deceased husband intensify the hunt. As Gwen moves ever closer toward the murderer, her biggest challenge may be her own survival." -
Book signings will follow the talk - free and open to all!

Born in Delaware, Debi moved to southeastern Massachusetts in 1969. After she retired from her marketing position in the custom jewelry industry, she began to write her first mystery The Uninvited Guest, which was published in 2015. The second story in the series, Where There's Smoke, There's Trouble was published two years later.

Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room