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Literary Cocktail Hour-A Mystery!

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Brattleboro Literary Festival Hosts Next Literary Cocktail Hour

The Brattleboro Literary Festival invites you to join us on Friday, July 17 at 5:00 pm for a virtual Literary Cocktail Hour, featuring three extraordinary mystery writers; Archer Mayor, Paula Munier, and Julia Spencer-Fleming. Archer Mayor is the locally-loved author of the Vermont-based Joe Gunter series; the 31st book in the series, The Orphan’s Guilt, is forthcoming in September. Paula Munier is the creator of the Vermont based Mercy and Elvis mystery series featuring former Army MP Mercy Carr and her retired bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis. And Julia Spencer-Fleming is the author of the enormously popular series based in Miller’s Kill, New York featuring Reverend Clare Ferguson and Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne; the ninth book in this series, Hid From Our Eyes, was released in April. Their conversation will be moderated by Sarah Stewart Taylor.

There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. And while it is a cocktail hour(entirely optional), because it is summer weather, we might suggest a craft beer this month such as Hide and Seek Pale Ale (Rutland Brewing Co., VT) or Luca’s Blood Moon (Monadnock Brewing Co, NH).

To register for this free event, please go to Registered participants will be able to interact with the author in a question and answer session. Or you can just watch the event live-streamed on the Brattleboro Literary Festival’s Facebook page without registering

Julia Spencer-Fleming is the New York Times bestselling author of One Was A Soldier, and an Agatha, Anthony, Dilys, Barry, Macavity, and Gumshoe Award winner. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College and received her J.D. at the University of Maine School of Law. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Nero Wolfe, and Romantic Times RC awards. Julia lives in a 190-year-old farmhouse in southern Maine.

Paula Munier is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Mercy Carr mysteries, inspired by the hero working dogs of Mission K9 Rescue, her own Newfoundland-retriever rescue Bear, and her lifelong passion for crime fiction. The first in the series, A Borrowing of Bones, was nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in New England with her family, rescue dogs Bear and Bliss, and a rescue torbie tabby named Ursula.

Archer Mayor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Gunther series. He is currently a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Over the past thirty years, he has also been a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, a volunteer firefighter/EMT, the publisher of his own backlist, and a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers.Before turning to popular fiction, Mayor held several jobs, both in the US and in France, working as an editor, researcher, photographer and journalist. He lives near Brattleboro, Vermont.

Sarah Stewart Taylor is the author of the Sweeney St. George series and the Maggie D’arcy series. She grew up on Long Island, and was educated at Middlebury College in Vermont and Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied Irish Literature. She has worked as a journalist and writing teacher and now lives with her family on a farm in Vermont where they raise sheep and grow blueberries

This will be the third of a series of Literary Cocktail hours hosted by the Festival.



July 17
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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