Author talk series to begin at Maple Grove Library

This fall there will be a chill in the air and talks by spine-chilling mystery writers at the Maple Grove Library. A new author talk series — “Murder on Main Street” — begins Sept. 29.

The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Maple Grove Library and are free. All programs are open to adults.

The first program will be “Murder on Main Street Author Talk: Julie Kramer” Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m.  Join in for an afternoon with award-winning author and former WCCO-TV investigative journalist. Kramer will talk about her hot new mystery, “Shunning Sarah,” set in the Amish area of rural Minnesota.

The second program is “Murder on Main Street Author Talk: Monica Ferris” Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Ferris is an author with many hats and names: Mary Monica Pulver, Mary Kuhfeld, Margaret Frazer or Ferris. She’ll talk about her current “Threadbare,” which features the popular sleuth, Betsy Devonshire. Ferris’ newest book, “And Then You Dye,” will be published in December.

The final program in the series is “Murder on Main Street Author Talk: Ellen Hart” Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. Award-winning Hart will talk about her most recent book, “Rest for the Wicked.” She will offer a glimpse into the “writer’s life” and her thoughts on the modern mystery novel. Q&A will follow.

The Maple Grove Library is located at 8001 Main Street N.