Mystery author Michael Norman will discuss and sign Skeleton Picnic, the second novel in his J.D. Books series.
When a Utah couple disappears while hunting for antique pots in the Arizona desert, it's only one of several similar incidents. It's up to BLM Law Enforcement Ranger J.D. Books and Deputy Beth Tanner to discover the culprits -- even at the risk of their own disappearance. “A well-crafted plot with plenty of action, a likeable hero with a checkered past, and a magnificent western setting make this one a winner.” (Publishers Weekly on On Deadly Ground)
The talk will also touch on the illegal antiquities trade in the Southwest featured in the book.
Michael Norman's first novel, The Commission, was selected as a best book of 2007 by Publishers Weekly. He began his career policing in Bellevue, Washington and Lakewood, Colorado. After completing a doctorate, he spent 25 years as Professor of Criminal Justice at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. An aficionado of western art, he now lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two pit bulls. Parents of three grown children and grandparents of six, they enjoy traveling, skiing, and hiking. For more information, see the author's website.
The program is free. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, please call 623-930-3439.