Thursday, June 21
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Death at the Selig Studios
Frances McNamara

The early summer of 1909 finds Emily Cabot eagerly anticipating a relaxing vacation with her family. Before they can depart, however, she receives news that her brother, Alden, has been involved in a shooting death at the Selig Polyscope silent movie studios on Chicago’s northwest side. She races to investigate, along with her friend Detective Henry Whitbread. There they discover a sprawling backlot, complete with ferocious jungle animals and the celluloid cowboys Tom Mix and Broncho Billy. As they dig deeper into the situation, they uncover furtive romantic liaisons between budding movie stars and an attempt by Thomas Edison to maintain his stranglehold over the emerging film industry. Before the intrepid amateur sleuth can clear her brother’s name she faces a serious break with the detective; a struggle with her adolescent daughter, who is obsessed with the filming of the original Wizard of Oz movie; and threats upon her own life.

 

We are thrilled to have Frances McNamara here to launch book number 7 in her Emily Cabot Mysteries.  She will be joined by Leslie Wheeler author of the recently published Rattlesnake Hill. Be sure to be here Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 PM.

We are at 241 Needham Street, Newton Upper Falls.

From 128/I-95:  Take Exit 19 B and follow the road you exit on to for approximately a half mile.  We are on the left hand side in Marshalls Plaza.  In addition to Marshalls we share the parking lot with CVS and Newton Warehouse Wines & Spirits. We are right between them.

 




We are now open at our new location at 241 Needham Street.  That's just down the road from the old place. Check our Facebook page for frequent updates.