BOOK READING WITH JOAN LIVINGSTON

Saturday, April 13 at 4 p.m.
Worthington Library, 1 Huntington Road, Worthington

AUTHOR OF CHECKING THE TRAPS
THIRD IN A MYSTERY SERIES SET IN THE HILLTOWNS

Isabel Long is a bit banged up from her last case with a broken collarbone and her arm in a sling. But that doesn’t stop her from pouring beer at the Rooster Bar or taking her third case with Gary Beaumont, a local drug dealer who once terrorized her. Gary is convinced his brother didn’t
jump off a bridge known for suicides. Somebody pushed him.

Gary’s brother was a boozer who drove for a highway crew. But what interests Isabel and her ‘Watson’ — her 93-year-old mother who lives with her — is that the man wrote poetry.The chief suspects are one of Gary’s business associates and a famous poet who plagiarized his brother’s
poetry for an award-winning book. Yes, he was that good.

As a journalist, Isabel did regular meetups with her sources for stories. She called it checking the traps. She does the same as a private investigator, and this time, she’ll make sure she doesn’t get caught in one.

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