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The Busy Body: Author Event with Kemper Donovan (in-person)

Friday, April 12 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A novel by the host of the “All About Agatha” podcast. Knives Out meets Richard Osman in this brilliantly inventive, witty and satisfying mystery in the timeless tradition of Agatha Christie, as a nameless ghostwriter heroine collaborates with her subject to solve a murder.

About the book: It’s a dream assignment. Former Senator Dorothy Gibson, aka that woman, is the most talked-about person in the country right now, though largely for the wrong reasons. As an independent candidate for President of the United States, Dorothy split the vote and is being blamed for the shocking result.  After her very public defeat, she’s retreated to her home in rural Maine, inviting her ghostwriter to join her. Her collaborator is impressed by Dorothy’s work ethic and steel-trap mind, not to mention the stunning surroundings (and one particularly gorgeous bodyguard). But when a neighbor dies under suspicious circumstances, Dorothy is determined to find the killer in their midst. And when Dorothy Gibson asks if you want to team up for a top secret, possibly dangerous murder investigation, the only answer is: “Of course!” The best ghostwriters are adept at asking questions and spinning stories . . . two talents, it turns out, that also come in handy for sleuths. Dorothy’s political career, meanwhile, has made her an expert at recognizing lies and double-dealing. Working together, the two women are soon untangling motives and whittling down suspects, to the exasperation of local police. But this investigation—much like the election—may not unfold the way anyone expects . . .

About the author: Kemper Donovan is a full-time writer and author of The Busy Body from Kensington Publishing Corp. Previously he published the standalone novel The Decent Proposal (HarperCollins). He is also the host of the podcast All About Agatha, dedicated to all things Agatha Christie, in which guise he has been featured in the L.A. Times, made appearances on BBC TV and Radio New Zealand, and written for agathachristie.com, the Agatha Christie estate’s official website. Kemper attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and lives in Southern California with his husband and two daughters. Visit www.kemperdonovan.com, @allaboutthedame on Twitter, @allaboutagatha on Instagram, and kemperdonovanbooks on Facebook.

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Books will be for sale at this event! Part of our National Library Week Celebration.


Friday, April 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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