Four spine-tingling mystery authors head for Coupeville Library

COUPEVILLE, Wash.  —  It would It be a crime for mystery lovers to miss Monday afternoons at the Coupeville Library in October. The library will host a different author each week.

“From cozy and funny to gritty and terrifying, there’s something for every mystery fan,” said Marie Byars of the Coupeville Library staff.

The award-winning guest authors and dates are:

  • Bernadette Pajer, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Pajer is author of the Professor Bradshaw mysteries. The charming Bradshaw lives in turn-of-the-20th Century Seattle, and travels around the Pacific Northwest. He’s a single parent, teaches at the University of Washington, and has a special affinity for the new-fangled science and application of electricity.
  • William Dietrich, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Dietrich fans thrill to the exploits of Ethan Gage: Napoleonic-era adventurer, speculator, crusader, swashbuckler, and so much more. Dietrich also writes stand-alone thrillers with a historical bent; “Blood of the Reich” weaves a story between Nazi Germany and present-day Seattle.
  • Owen Laukkanen, Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Black and white. Good and evil. Can right and wrong be so clearly defined? Laukkanen’s Stevens & Windermere mysteries take a gritty look at both sides of the coin, and readers may not be sure whose side they’re on until the last page. 
  • Candace Robb,  Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Robb is an historian and author of the Owen Archer mystery series. The books are set in medieval York; Archer is a spy for the Archbishop When trouble is afoot, Archer is dispatched to bring the matter to a speedy conclusion. Robb also writes historical fiction under the penname Emma Campion.