Top mystery writers to discuss craft, new novels at library
Published 4:54 pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014
A pair of prolific, best-selling mystery writers will talk about their craft and discuss their latest novels during a program on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2, at the Westport Library.
The discussion is free and open to the public in the library's McManus Room.
Staub has written more than 70 novels, including both mysteries and romances. Her most recent book, "The Perfect Stranger" (Harper Collins), is her second novel that explores Internet predators, following "The Good Sister."
Best-selling mystery writer Harlan Coban has called Staub "one of my favorite authors," the library said in a news release.
Gaylin's new book, "Stay With Me" (Harper Collins), is the third installment of her Brenna Spector series. The series' protagonist has a rare disorder that gives her a perfect autobiographical memory. In the latest installment, library officials said, Brenna's world is turned upside down as she faces her most deeply personal case yet -- the disappearance of her own daughter.
Of the book, the British thriller writer Lee Child said, "One of my favorite writers raises the bar -- again," according to the news release.
Knopf lives in the Hartford suburb of Avon and by day is chief executive officer of an advertising agency there, Mintz + Hoke.
Of the novels he's written in his spare time, "Dead Anyway" won the 2013 Nero Award presented by the Wolfe Pack, an association of fans of the late mystery writer Nero Wolfe. A sequel, "Cries of the Lost," was named Best Mystery 2013 by Library Journal, according to the release.