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Meet Author Tracy Clark

2023-02-16 19:00:00 2023-02-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Tracy Clark Join us when author Tracy Clark visits to discuss her new mystery, <i>Hide</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Thursday, February 16
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-16 19:00:00 2023-02-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Tracy Clark Join us when author Tracy Clark visits to discuss her new mystery, <i>Hide</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join us when author Tracy Clark visits to discuss her new mystery, Hide.

About the author:

Tracy Clark is the author of the highly acclaimed Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series, featuring Cassandra Raines, a hard-driving African American PI who works the mean streets of the Windy City dodging cops, cons, and killers. Clark received an Anthony Award and Lefty Award nominations for her series debut, Broken Places, which was shortlisted for the American Library Association's RUSA Reading List and named a CrimeReads Best New PI Book of 2018, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Broken Places has since been optioned by Sony Pictures Television. Tracy's short story "For Services Rendered" appears in the anthology Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors. She is the winner of the 2020 and 2022 G.P. Putnam's Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award, also receiving a 2022 nomination for the Edgar Award for best short story for "Lucky Thirteen," which appears in the crime fiction anthology Midnight Hour. A Chicago native, she works as an editor in the challenging newspaper business and roots for all Chicago sports teams equally. She's a proud member of Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime, and she sits on the boards of Bouchercon National and the Midwest Mystery Conference.

 

Her latest mystery, Hide, features hard-boiled Chicago detective Harriet Foster, who’s on the hunt for a serial killer with a deadly affinity for redheads.

When a young red-haired woman is found brutally murdered in downtown Chicago, one detail stands out: the red lipstick encircling her wrists and ankles.

Detective Harriet Foster is on the case, even though she’s still grieving the sudden death of her partner. As a Black woman in a male-dominated department, Foster anticipates a rocky road ahead acclimating to a new team—and building trust with her new partner isn’t coming easily.

After another victim turns up with the same lipstick markings, Foster suspects she’s looking for a serial killer. Through a tip from a psychiatrist, Foster learns about Bodie Morgan: a troubled man with a twisted past and a penchant for pretty young redheads with the bluest eyes. As Foster wades into Morgan’s sinister history, the killer continues their gruesome assault on Chicago’s streets. In her desperate race to catch the murderer before they strike again, Foster will have to confront the darkest of secrets—including her own.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Middleburg Heights Branch

mdhmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 440.234.3600
Fax: 440.234.0849
Branch manager
Ronald Block

Hours
Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 08, All day
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Fri, Dec 09, All day
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Sat, Dec 10, All day
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Mon, Dec 12, All day
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Mon, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
If your friends and family have said, “That’s a book!”, this entertaining and inspiring talk is for you.

Mon, Dec 12, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Read and then come to discuss The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance.

Tue, Dec 13, All day
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Wed, Dec 14, All day
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Wed, Dec 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Make a winter wreath to decorate your home or to give to someone special.
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Thu, Dec 15, All day
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Fri, Dec 16, All day
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Tue, Dec 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Love to write? Or completely new to writing but want to get started? Join other teens in our creative writing group and tap into your imagination through writing exercises, prompts, and activities.

Wed, Dec 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Explore potential and kinetic energy and build a confetti launcher to ring in 2023.

Mon, Jan 02, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jan 02, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Jan 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jan 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jan 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for an overview of the library's ebook and digital magazine collections. Then do some hands on practice.

Sat, Jan 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Enjoy bubble wrap activities for all ages.
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