Save the dates for these mystery author events! Tuesday evenings at 7PM in the Morrell Meeting Room*

September 14: Maggie Robinson, author of historical romance and the Lady Adelaide series – the latest is Farewell Blues.

Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk, and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adjectives and adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing historical mysteries and romances. A two-time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice nominee, her books have been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Dutch and Italian. Maggie is a member of Sisters in Crime and Maine Romance Writers.

September 28:  Edith Maxwell, author of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and Local Foods Mysteries.  As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries.

Edith Maxwell is an Agatha award-winning author of  the Quaker Midwife Mysteries (historical), and the Local Foods Mysteries. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies. She was honored to serve as President of Sisters in Crime New England and is a Lifetime member of Sisters in Crime National, as well as a professional member of Mystery Writers of America.

October 5: Carol Orange, author of A Discerning Eye, her debut novel which takes off from the tragic robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Carol Orange has worked in the art world for more than twenty years. She began as a research editor on art books in London and later became an art dealer in Boston. She has an MBA from Simmons University and worked as a marketing manager at the Polaroid Corporation. Along with concert pianist Virginia Eskin who played Chopin’s music, she read excerpts from George Sand’s novels in three salons at the French Library in Boston. Her short story “Delicious Dates” was included in Warren Adler’s 2010 short story anthology. Another story, “Close Call,” appeared in the Atherton Review, Volume 02.  A recent article, “7 Great Heist Novels recommended by an Art Dealer” was published in Crime Reads. Her debut novel A Discerning Eye takes off from the tragic robbery at the Gardner Museum.

October 12: Matt Cost, author of the Goff Langdon series, starting with Mainely Power.

Mainly Power was chosen by Gerry Boyle as a Maine Humanities Council ReadME selection for Summer 2021. Over the years, Cost has owned a video store, a mystery bookstore, and a gym. He has also taught history and coached just about every sport imaginable.
During those years, since age eight actually, the true passion has been writing. I Am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution (Encircle Publications, March, 2020) was his first traditionally published novel.
Cost now lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Harper. There are four grown children: Brittany, Pearson, Miranda, and Ryan. A chocolate Lab and a basset hound round out the mix. He now spends his days at the computer, writing.

*The library will follow gathering restrictions if imposed.  In that case, these events will be held on Zoom.