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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

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Phone: 440.234.3600
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Ronald Block

Hours
Mon, Jan 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Sat, Jan 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
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Sat, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Mon, Jan 30, 10:30am - 10:50am
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Mon, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Start the year right with certified yoga instructor Joni Romito, RYT200, as she leads us through a relaxing chair yoga session. Registration required.
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Mon, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Wed, Feb 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wed, Feb 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Learn about artist Jacob Lawrence and create a piece of art inspired by his unique style.

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
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Mon, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Join us for a lively and thoughtful discussion of "The Secrets We Kept" by Lara Prescott. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Mon, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Sat, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
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Mon, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Mon, Feb 13, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Read and then come to discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. Registration requested.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Tue, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join us when author Mark Dawidziak visits to discuss his new book, A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allen Poe.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Feb 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join Dan Baron of Baron Law for this hands-on workshop to learn about nursing home asset protection planning tools.

Thu, Feb 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us when author Tracy Clark visits to discuss her new mystery, Hide.

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Explore green screen technology and create a crazy news report.

Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
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Mon, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Tue, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Teen Steam sessions focus on aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). This month we're exploring architecture and engineering through tower-building challenges.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
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Wed, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for a hands-on craft. Registration is required.
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Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.