We are pleased to announce that Bryan Gruley will join us as a guest in our Yellow Chair Series to celebrate the release of Skeleton Box, the latest in the Starvation Lake mystery series: the first two books in the series, Starvation Lake and The Hanging Tree are among our best sellers.
Mr. Gruley will join us on Thursday, June 7th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a free wine and cheese event. Reservations are requested for this event, you can reserve your space by calling us at 231-347-1180 or sending us an email.
Matt thinks that this is the best book in the Starvation Lake series yet and what follows is the synopsis.
A series of mysterious break-ins is plaguing the small town of
Starvation Lake. Someone is slipping into the homes of elderly people
when they're out playing Bingo. Oddly, the intruders take nothing,
despite evidence that they rifle through personal files.
Worry turns to panic when a break-in leads to the death of a beloved
citizen. Phyllis Bontrager is found dead in the home of her best friend,
Bea Carpenter, mother of Gus Carpenter. Bea, suffering from worsening
dementia and under the influence of sleeping pills, remembers little of
the break-in. Her son, editor of the local newspaper, must pursue a
terrible story: the death of a woman he has known all his life, who also
happens to be the mother of his ex-girlfriend, Darlene.
With the help of Luke Whistler, an ex-Detroit Free Press
reporter who came north looking for slower days and some old-fashioned
newspaper work, Gus sets out to uncover the truth behind Mrs. B's death
and the “Bingo Night Break-Ins.” What he doesn't know is that Whistler
has his own agenda, and the secrets he’s determined to unearth—involving
the long-ago killing of a nun—could forever change Gus’s perceptions
about Starvation Lake and even his own family.