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Meet Author J.A. Jance

2023-09-28 19:00:00 2023-09-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author J.A. Jance Join us when author J.A. Jance visits to discuss her latest novel, <i>Blessing of the Lost Girls</i>. Strongsville Branch - Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

Thursday, September 28
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-28 19:00:00 2023-09-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author J.A. Jance Join us when author J.A. Jance visits to discuss her latest novel, <i>Blessing of the Lost Girls</i>. Strongsville Branch - Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

Strongsville Branch

Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

Join us when author J.A. Jance visits to discuss her latest novel, Blessing of the Lost Girls.

About the author:

J. A. Jance is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 works of contemporary mystery across the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and the Ali Reynolds series, as well as six interrelated thrillers about the Walker Family and one volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, she lives in the Seattle area with her husband, Bill, and their two long-haired dachshunds, Mary and Jojo.

In Blessing of the Lost Girls, the man calling himself Charles Milton prowls the rodeo circuit, hunting young women. He chooses those he believes are the most vulnerable, wandering alone and distracted, before he strikes. For years, he has been meticulous in his methods, abducting, murdering, and disposing his victims while leaving no evidence of his crimes—or their identities—behind. Indigenous women have become his target of choice, knowing law enforcement’s history of ignoring their disappearances.

A cold case has just been assigned to Dan Pardee, a field officer with the newly formed Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Task Force. Rosa Rios, a young woman of Apache descent and one-time rodeo star, vanished three years ago. Human remains, a homicide victim burned beyond recognition, were discovered in Cochise County around the time she went missing. They have finally been confirmed to be Rosa. With Sheriff Joanna Brady’s help, Dan is determined to reopen the case and bring long-awaited justice to Rosa’s family. As the orphaned son of a murdered indigenous woman, he feels an even greater, personal obligation to capture this killer.

Joanna’s daughter Jennifer is also taking a personal interest in this case, having known Rosa from her own amateur rodeo days. Now a criminal justice major, she’s unofficially joining the investigation. And as it becomes clear that Rosa was just one victim of a serial killer, both Jennifer and Dan know they’re running out of time to catch an elusive predator who’s proven capable of getting away with murder.

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

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Strongsville Branch

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Phone: 440-238-5530
Fax: 440-572-8685
Branch manager
Megan Barrett

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We're closed Monday May 27 due to Library CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day
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About the branch

Grassroots library service in Strongsville dates back to 1881, when 400 books were located in the Town Hall. More than 120 years later, the Strongsville Branch of CCPL is home to the Kathleen Cochrane DePiero Recording Studio where visitors can make their own tracks, green screen videos, podcasts or audiobook recordings for free.

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