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C. Hope Clark Booksigning!
April 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Get ready for the amazing C. Hope Clark to return to her hometown of Summerville (she graduated from SHS) when she visits Main Street Reads to celebrate the launch of her newest book, Dying on Edisto (Book 5 of the Edisto Island Mysteries, March 2019 release). We’ll also have Newberry Sin (Book 4 of the Carolina Slade Mysteries) on hand for signing, as well as the other books in both series.
Hope is known for writing award-winning mysteries steeped in South Carolina humidity and personalities. The Carolina Slade Mysteries cover Slade’s investigations under the umbrella of Agriculture, covering the rural reaches of SC. Crime is a completely different animal in the country! And the Edisto Island Mysteries follow the trials of a female police chief on well-known Edisto Beach.
Having grown up in Summerville, and graduated from Summerville High School, Hope now lives on Lake Murray in central SC and vacations on Edisto. In addition to being a mystery author, Hope educates writers via speaking and counseling. Her website FundsforWriters.com was chosen by Writer’s Digest for its 101 Best Websites for Writers for the past 18 years. Her newsletter for writers reaches 35,000 readers each week. www.fundsforwriters.com / www.chopeclark.com
Dying on Edisto (Book 5 of The Edisto Island Mysteries) – release March 2019
One death. Two detectives. And unexpected backup. A Callie Morgan and Carolina Slade crossover! When a renowned, and now dead, travel blogger washes ashore on the banks of Indigo Plantation, Police Chief, Callie Morgan of Edisto Beach agrees to head the investigation as a favor to the county sheriff, whose reasons are as questionable as the death itself. When death turns to murder and a watchdog from the county makes her investigation difficult, Callie reluctantly turns to Carolina Slade and Wayne Largo, vacationing agents with the Department of Agriculture. Because poison is growing on this plantation, and someone knows how to use it.
Newberry Sin (Book 4 of The Carolina Slade Mysteries) – release April 2018
When a local landowner’s body, with pants down, is found near Tarleton’s Tea Table Rock – a notorious rendezvous spot, federal investigator Carolina Slade senses a chance to get back into the field again. Just as she discovers what might be a nasty pattern of fraud and blackmail, her petty boss reassigns her fledgling case to her close friend and least qualified person in their office. Forced to coach an investigation from the sidelines, Slade struggles with the twin demons of professional jealousy and unplanned pregnancy. Something is rotten in Newberry, Her personal life is spiraling out of control. She can’t protect her co-worker. And Wayne Largo complicates everything when the feds step in after it becomes clear that Slade is right. One wrong move and Slade may lose everything. Yet it’s practically out of her hands…unless she finds a way to take this case back without getting killed.
Join us for this very special event in April and celebrate one of Summerville’s own!