Parnassus Books welcomes Erica Wright author of Famous in Cedarville in conversation with Jason Miller.
The first stand-alone novel from one of the most original writers in crime fiction: a diabolical and riveting mystery wrapped in the glamour of old Hollywood tinsel.
When reclusive, retired silver screen actress Barbara Lace dies in her bed, only widowed art restorer Samson Delaware suspects a crime. Delaware, isolated and lonely, has always been something of an outsider in Cedarville, and his wife’s death hasn’t exactly improved his reputation. In fact, the local gossipmongers think he might be losing his mind. Their bless-your-heart manners can’t disguise their distrust, which makes Delaware’s amateur attempts at an investigation into Lace’s death even more difficult. But when Lace’s assistant is found decidedly murdered, the town starts to change its tune, and soon Samson finds himself in the thick of an improbable investigation into the death of two woman in this supposedly sleepy town. Hollywood hotshots and small-town law enforcement make strange bedfellows―especially when secrets are getting people killed.
Erica Wright is the author of three Kat Stone novels: The Blue Kingfisher, The Red Chameleon (one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014), and The Granite Moth (a 2016 Silver Falchion Award Finalist). She is the author of two poetry collections, Instructions for Killing the Jackal and All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned. She is a senior editor at Guernica and an editorial board member for Alice James Books. She received her B.A. from NYU and M.F.A. from Columbia University. She lives in Washington, DC. Visit her at www.ericawright.org or @eawright.