Author Event with Peter Marabell

Author Event with Peter Marabell devils are here mclean and eakin booksellers peter marabell event author bookstore

We are pleased to welcome the lovely Peter Marabell back to the store to sign copies of his latest mystery, Devils are Here: A Michael Russo Mystery. Peter will join us on Wednesday, July 19th from 2 – 4 p.m. This is a free in-store signing. 

It’s summertime in Petoskey. Michael Russo investigates the theft of a valuable collection of books from Bannister College, a small, elite Liberal Arts school on the outskirts of town. The case takes a dangerous turn when the Dean of Sciences is shot to death and fear stalks the campus. Faculty and administrators detest the disruption dropped on their quiet academic community by the police and the press. When Russo makes a surprising discovery that uncovers the evil that lives just below the surface of Petoskey’s most trusted institution, it’s unclear what the impact will be on Bannister, the community and Michael Russo himself.


Peter Marabell grew up in metro Detroit, spending as much time as possible street-racing on Woodward Avenue in the late 1950s or visiting the Straits of Mackinac. With a Ph.D. in American History and Politics, Peter spent most of his professional career on the faculty at Michigan State University. He is the author of the historic monograph, Frederick Libby and the American Peace Movement. His first novel, More Than a Body, was published in 2013, and the first of the Michael Russo mystery series, Murder at Cherokee Point, was published in 2014. As a freelance writer, he worked in several professional fields including healthcare, politics, and the arts. In 2002, Peter moved permanently to Northern Michigan with his spouse and business partner, Frances Barger, to live, write, and work at their businesses on Mackinac Island. All things considered, he would rather obsess about American politics, or Spartan basketball, after a good five-mile run on the hills of Mackinac Island.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

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Devils Are Here: A Michael Russo Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990310433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kendall Sheepman Company - June 1st, 2016

"Bay Street was busy with visitors enjoying another warm July night. Lovers holding hands, parents laughing with their children, people staring at a map. None of them aware of the evil just below the surface of Petoskey's most trusted institution."

Murder on Lake Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990310426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kendall Sheepman Company - March 31st, 2015

"For such a small island, Mackinac sure is a busy place for bad guys."

More Than a Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990310402
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Published: Kendall Sheepman Company - April 23rd, 2014

"I can't let Rick Morgan kill my brother." "You could get caught in the crossfire. These are nasty people and that includes your femme fatale Clare Morgan." "You're probably right. But what am I supposed to do?

Murder at Cherokee Point Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990310419
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kendall Sheepman Company - April 23rd, 2014

A showdown with the Mob on Mackinac Island. It's summer in Northern Michigan. A wealthy and influential aristocrat is found dead at the secluded and private Cherokee Point Resort Association, north of Harbor Springs. Fearful of outside intrusion, Point members stonewall the investigation. The cops ask Petoskey lawyer Michael Russo for his help, and Russo agrees to speed the investigation along.


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