We are pleased to announce that local author and store favorite Aaron Stander will reutrn to the store to celebrate the release of the latest Ray Elkins Mystery, Cruelest Month. Aaron will join us on Thursday, August 30th from 1-3 p.m. This is a free in-store signing and is open to the public. For more information, please contact us at 231-347-1180 or send us an email.
Winter is starting to loosen its grip on Cedar County along the shores
of northern Lake Michigan. The first hints of green are becoming visible
on the edges of the receding snowpack. On the inland lakes, the layers
of ice that started forming in late November and December are slowly
subsiding. The search for morel mushrooms is still three or four weeks
off. But this year there is other treasure to hunt. Vincent Fox, an
octogenarian, has self-published a book, Al Capone’s Michigan: The Secret Lost Treasure.
Following the descriptions in the book, some of the locals are
beginning to scour the beaches with shovels and metal detectors. When
Fox suddenly goes missing, Sheriff Ray Elkins and Detective Sue Lawrence
are confronted by a complex web of fact and fiction to sort through,
and along the way they discover new information to a decades old
Aaron Stander spent most of his adult years in the Detroit area, where
he taught English and trained writing teachers. In 2000 he and his wife
left college teaching positions and moved permanently to their cottage
near Traverse City. Aaron is the author of Summer People, a mystery set
in Northern Michigan. Color Tour, a sequel to Summer People, was
released in July of 2006. Deer Season followed in the spring of 2009,
Shelf Ice in the summer of 2010, and Medieval Murders in 2011. He is
also the author of numerous articles, stories, poems, and reviews, and
the host of Michigan Writers on the Air on Interlochen Public Radio.
When not writing or thinking about writing, Aaron spends a lot of time
in his kayak.