POINT PLEASANT — Point Pleasant’s Mystery Maven has a new whodunit on shelves around the globe (as well as around Amazon.com) and she’ll be signing copies of that latest creation from noon t0 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Point Pleasant River Museum.
Carlene Thompson, Point Pleasant native and mystery writer, has recently released “To the Grave,” via St. Martin’s Press based out of New York, N.Y.
“To the Grave” is Thompson’s 15th offering in the suspense genre she has become so well known for, not only locally but around the country and around the world. In fact, her first novel, “Black for Remembrance,” was later turned into a 1996 French film, proving good storytelling translates past the Ohio River Valley.
However, Thompson also has a significant, local fan base and those local fans will get a chance to be up close and personal with one of their favorite authors at the upcoming event at the river museum.
Staff at the Point Pleasant River Museum say the signing was arranged because of the interest her books generate, saying the museum has received calls from Thompson’s large number of fans over the years to see when her next book would be published. Staff also said passengers on the American Queen who stopped at the river museum last month recognized her books for sale and were surprised to know she was from Point Pleasant. The museum carries Thompson’s books on a regular basis, including her latest, and they will be for sale the day of the signing.
As for the latest offering, it’s described as follows: “As a psychologist, Catherine Gray understands the power of first love. As a woman, she still has feelings for her first crush, James — a handsome lawyer who was trapped in a bad marriage for years. Now that Catherine has returned to Aurora Falls, and James is divorced, they can finally build a life together. But then she stumbles onto his first love — his ex-wife Renée, missing for the past three years — murdered.”
For more information on the book signing, call the Point Pleasant River Museum at 304-675-0144.