Author Talk with Richard Cass

Richard Cass, author of the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series, will be talking about the latest installment to the series, Last Call At The Esposito, as part of SPPL’s Author Talk series. His visit will be at SPPL’s Main Library on Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m.


Cass holds a graduate degree in writing from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Thomas Williams, Jr. and Joseph Monninger. He has also studied with Ernest Hebert, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Molly Gloss. He has been an Individual Artist’s Fellow for the state of New Hampshire and a Fellow at the Fishtrap Writers’ Conference in Oregon. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Playboy, Gray’s Sporting Journal, ZZYZVA, and Best Short Stories of the American West.  Cass serves on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s New England Chapter and blogs with the Maine Crime Writers at . Cass lives in Cape Elizabeth.


Last Call at the Esposito, is the fourth installment in Cass’ Elder Darrow mystery series.  The Olympic Games are coming to Boston! Or are they? When a burial detail to the paupers’ grave on Boston’s Rinker Island comes up with one extra coffin, Dan Burton is called in to take the case. The murdered man is one Constantine Boustaloudis, a neighborhood activist against the effort of rich and powerful interests to bring the Olympic Games to Boston. The confusion turns the world around Mercy Street into an uproar.


For more information about Cass, and for reviews of his book, visit his website,  For more information about this Author Talk, call Circulation at 767-7660 x 2, or stop by the Main Library.

Author Talk is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.

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