On Wednesday May 13 at 6:30 Stellina’s Author’s Night takes a turn for the mysterious, as we welcome the return of not one, but two best-selling authors for a special Doubleheader Author’s Night and Mystery Dinner.

Stellina Author’s Nights are informal talks, readings and Q&A sessions featuring best-selling authors. The event is free. A cash bar is available, and copies of the books are available for purchase courtesy of Haley Booksellers. Reservations are only required if you desire to stay for dinner afterwards.

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First up will be Katherine Hall Page with the release of her newest Faith Fairchild Mystery, “The Body In The Birches”.

Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-one previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery. The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel of 2006. Page also won an Agatha for her short story “The Would-Be Widower.” In addition, she has been nominated for the Edgar Award, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and the Macavity Award. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine with her husband.

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Following Katherine will be another local writer. New York Times best-selling author Hallie Ephron brings us her recently-released mystery “Night Night, Sleep Tight”.

Hallie Ephron grew up in a family of writers and a household filled with books. Her parents were Henry and Phoebe Ephron who wrote screenplays for classic movies like Carousel and Daddy Long Legs. Hallie was the last of their four daughters (she’s #3 of Nora, Delia, Hallie, Amy) to start writing or, as she calls it, succumb to her genes. Now Hallie writes suspense novels she hopes keep readers up nights.

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The last time that Katherine was here at Stellina we enjoyed hosting a special dinner to celebrate her new book. It was so much fun we’ve decided to do it again.

On May 13, immediately following the readings, we will host a special Mystery Dinner featuring both of the author’s as Guests of Honor. Continue the discussion about the books over a specially chosen menu of Italian regional specialties served family-style in an informal setting. We’ll even use some of Faith Fairchild’s own recipes!

The cost for the Mystery Dinner menu is $35. Guests may order beverages a la carte from our entire wine and bar menu.

Reservations are required. Call 617-924-9475 or go to the reservation page of this website.

 

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About “The Body In The Birches”: At home on Sanpere Island, Maine, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder, especially when it’s all in the family, in this twenty-third book in the popular mystery series.

The Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay can’t seem to cool things down for Faith Fairchild and the rest of the folks on Sanpere Island. But the fireworks are just beginning. After the celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth-century “cottage.”

The body is identified as The Birches’ housekeeper, who seems to have succumbed to a heart attack. The death is only one of the dramatic events upending the historic house. A family gathering has been called to decide who will inherit the much loved, and very valuable, estate that has been in the Proctor family for generations. With this much money involved, it’s just a matter of time before trouble arises.

Faith is juggling her own family problems. Her teenage son, Ben, has started a new job as a dishwasher at The Laughing Gull Lodge—learning things that could land him in very hot water. And her daughter Amy is worried about her new friend, Daisy Proctor. Daisy is terrified—convinced that someone is trying to eliminate her mother from getting a share of The Birches. To protect her children, Faith has to find a possible murderer—before he strikes too close to her own home.

For additional information go to Katherine’s website: http://www.katherine-hall-page.org/

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More about “Night Night, Sleep Tight”:

With NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, Hallie Ephron delivers her most captivating mystery yet, tinged with Hollywood glamour and set in a town where fame and infamy are often interchangeable.

Los Angeles 1985: Deirdre Unger makes the drive from San Diego to Beverly Hills to help her screenwriter father put his dilapidated house on the market. She is expecting to deal with his usual kvetching and dark moods, but she gets a lot more than she expected…

NIGHT NIGHT draws on Ephron’s experiences growing up in Beverly Hills, the third of four daughters of screenwriting duo Henry and Phoebe Ephron. Much of the novel and its main character, Deirdre Unger, spring Ephron’s own experience growing up in Beverly Hills in the shadow of so much money and celebrity. And part of the novel is a murder mystery, one that is entirely fictional but inspired by an infamous scandal, a murder that occurred just a few blocks from where Ephron grew up. These threads are woven together in a tale of love and betrayal, of celebrity and its consequences, set in the glamorous world of Beverly Hills.

For more information go to Hallie’s website: http://hallieephron.com/

 

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