Author Talk with Richard Cass

Maine author Richard Cass will be at the South Portland Public Library on Tuesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the third book in his Elder Darrow Mystery series, Burton’s Solo. Cass will read selections from his book and answer questions. Copies will be available to purchase at a reception and signing following the talk.

In the latest installment of the Elder Darrow mysteries, Darrow finds himself hiding his best friend, Dan Burton, after Burton is accused of murdering clothing designer Antoine Bousquet. With Russian gangsters, Bousquet’s live-in lover, and Internal Affairs inspectors all hunting for Burton, Darrow must find a way to save his position on the Boston Police Department, rescue his friend from death, and expose Bousquet’s illegal sweat shops. Will Darrow manage to pull it off?

About the Author

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 book Solo Act was a finalist for the 2017 Maine Literary Awards in Crime Fiction, and its prequel, In Solo Time, won the 2018 Maine Literary Award in Crime Fiction. Cass lives and writes in Cape Elizabeth.

The Author Talk series is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, call the Main Library at 767-7660.

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