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July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Did you know that reading crime fiction has its own health benefits? Please join Brenda Buchanan and Richard Cass as they talk about The Health Benefits of Murder Mysteries: How Reading Crime Fiction Can Ease the Stress of Modern Life.


Brenda Buchanan is a lawyer and former journalist who sets her crime novels in and around Portland, Maine. The three books in her Joe Gale series, Quick Pivot, Cover Story and Truth Beat, feature a newspaper reporter with modern media savvy who covers the Maine crime beat.

Brenda currently is hard at work on new projects. A Westbrook resident, she is member of the board of directors of Sisters in Crime New England and a regular on the Maine Crime Writers blog, https://mainecrimewriters.com/

Brenda can be found on the web at http://www.brendabuchananwrites.com

Richard Cass is the author of the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series: Solo Act was a finalist for the 2017 Maine Literary Awards in Crime Fiction. Its prequel, In Solo Time, won the 2018 Maine Literary Award in Crime Fiction. The third book in the series, Burton’s Solo, was released November 1. Cass serves on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s New England Chapter.

Cass holds a graduate degree in writing from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Thomas Williams, Jr. and Joseph Monninger. He has also studied with Ernest Hebert, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Molly Gloss. He has been an Individual Artist’s Fellow for the state of New Hampshire and a Fellow at the Fishtrap Writers’ Conference in Oregon. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Playboy, Gray’s Sporting Journal, ZZYZVA, and Best Short Stories of the American West.  Cass lives in Cape Elizabeth. Visit: rjcassbooks.com.

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