Peter Marabell

On  Wednesday, August 7th from 2-4pm Peter Marabell will be in the store signing copies of his latest book, The Final Act of Conrad North. This is a free signing.


“Conrad North is a murderer,” the caller said. “People are dead because of him.”

It had been two years since Conrad North got away with murder. Two years. The cops didn’t put him away for Camille North, the prosecutors didn’t make the case, but Michael Russo still thinks he’s responsible for a killer being on the loose.  

Then one day, like a ghost from the past, a phone call; “This is Patricia Geary,” the caller said to Russo. “Conrad North killed Annie, too. I want you to get him for it.”
Suddenly, the two years vanished. Russo takes the case and accepts the daunting task of helping to bring a killer to justice. He chases the elusive Conrad North from Petoskey to Harbor Springs, Gaylord and the streets of Traverse City.
“Conrad’s a smart man,” AJ reminds him. “He beat all of you last time. This is personal for you. What if Conrad beats you this time, too?”
Second chances don’t come easily or often. Russo understands the risks because it’s his chance to clear his conscience and put a murderer behind bars.


Peter Marabell grew up in metro Detroit, spending as much time as possible street-racing on Woodward Avenue in the 1950s or visiting the Straits of Mackinac. With a Ph.D. in History and Politics, Peter spent most of his professional career on the faculty at Michigan State University. He is the author of Frederick Libby and the American Peace Movement. His first novel, More Than a Body, was published in 2013. As a freelance writer, Peter worked in several professional fields including politics, the arts, and health care. 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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