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New mystery by Lake Clear author explores Adirondack great camp culture

Lake Clear author Jamie Sheffield recently published another novel in his mystery/crime series featuring protagonist Tyler Cunningham. Sheffield, who teaches at Lake Placid Central School, writes mostly during the summer months. "Caretakers" is the sequel to his debut novel, "Here Be Monsters," and once again pitches Tyler Cunningham, an unconventional hero, into another mystery set in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
<i>Postmortem</i> cast (L-R)<br />Dan Studnicky (Bobby), Hannah Jay (May), Dennis Wilson (Leo), Judy Stafford (Louise), Maryann Sauro (Aunt Lilly), Barbara Westbrook (Marion), Eric D.<br />Potter (William Gillette).  The show opens Friday night (7:30 pm) in North Creek.  Photo:  OTTG<br />
Postmortem cast (L-R)
Dan Studnicky (Bobby), Hannah Jay (May), Dennis Wilson (Leo), Judy Stafford (Louise), Maryann Sauro (Aunt Lilly), Barbara Westbrook (Marion), Eric D.
Potter (William Gillette). The show opens Friday night (7:30 pm) in North Creek. Photo: OTTG

Preview: "Postmortem" in North Creek

All the classic murder mystery elements -- shots in the dark, knives, deathbed letters and a seance -- come together in the next production by the Our Town Theatre Group in North Creek this weekend. Todd Moe talks with director Colleen Potter about the community theatre troupe's performances of Postmortem at the Tannery Pond Community Center.  Go to full article

Books: "Insinuendo"

Miriam Clavir has spent her career as an art and artifacts conservator. Today, she works part-time in conservation and devotes the rest of her time to writing fiction. She spends part of the year on Garter Lake, north of Kingston, Ontario.

Last year, she published her first murder mystery and will talk about the book with readers at the Ogdensburg Public Library Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Todd Moe spoke with her about Insinuendo, which is set in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.  Go to full article
Jamie Sheffield will sign copies of <i>Here Be Monsters</i> Saturday, 9:30-12 noon, at the Community Store in Saranac Lake. Photo courtesy the author.
Jamie Sheffield will sign copies of Here Be Monsters Saturday, 9:30-12 noon, at the Community Store in Saranac Lake. Photo courtesy the author.

How one Adironack mystery novel came to be

Like the protagonist in his debut novel, Here Be Monsters, Jamie Sheffield spent his childhood in New York City, and "escaped" to the Adirondacks later in life.

Sheffield spent most of last summer writing his mystery that pitches Tyler Cunningham, an unconventional hero, into a criminal whirlwind for which he is unprepared. Todd Moe talks with the Lake Clear writer about his first book, and the process of writing and publishing.  Go to full article
<i>A Cold and Lonely Place</i> is the sequel to <i>Learning to Swim</i>.
A Cold and Lonely Place is the sequel to Learning to Swim.

Book review: A Cold and Lonely Place

In the opening scene of Sara J. Henry's new novel, a body is found in Lake Flower, frozen into the ice near the village of Saranac Lake. Betsy Kepes has this review of A Cold and Lonely Place.  Go to full article

Books: "London Underground"

Canton writer Chris Angus has written another historical thriller. In London Underground, a search for hidden treasures and artifacts leads several citizens beneath London's underground. The novel includes secrets, spies, an ancient disease and a Nazi V-2 rocket. He told Todd Moe that London is one of his favorite cities. Chris will sign copies of his book on Saturday, December 15th, at the Brewer Bookstore in Canton, from 1 - 3 pm.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Louise Penny, "The Beautiful Mystery"

Our guest is Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Quebec mystery series, featuring inspector Armand Gamache and the idyllic town of Three Pines. Like all the previous books in the series, the latest, The Beautiful Mystery, is on bestseller lists across North America. It's also been nominated for CBC Radio's Canada Reads series. Jackie Sauter and Betsy Kepes host.  Go to full article

Books: "A Murderous Thirst"

Murder, deceit, greed and water are all ingredients in a new murder mystery set in the Adirondacks. The book is titled, A Murderous Thirst - Death Comes to the Adirondacks, by Aileen Vincent-Barwood. She's been a foreign correspondent for the CBC, and editor of the St. Lawrence Plaindealer newspaper in Canton. Vincent-Barwood has also written books about life in the North Country and winters spent on a remote island in the Bahamas. In A Murderous Thirst, we follow former crime reporter Tyler Scott's return to her hometown in the Adirondacks. Life is shattered when she learns of a plan to build a luxury resort. Todd Moe spoke with Aileen Vincent- Barwood about her new novel.  Go to full article

Books: Once Upon A Time To Die For

The Warren County hamlet of Wevertown is the crime scene in a new novel by Rosemary Miner. Actually, the murder occurs in a 19th century Adirondack tannery. Once Upon a Time To Die For is Miner's first historical murder-mystery. It follows the tribulations of amateur sleuth Gracie Wickham, the daughter of a local doctor. Todd Moe asked Rosemary Miner why the book is set in the 1870's.  Go to full article

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