Doudera to discuss mystery, suspense and murder
Thomaston — On Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. the Thomaston Public Library will host an evening with Maine crime author Vicki Doudera, who has just released "Deal Killer," the fifth novel in her Darby Farr Mystery series.
Darby Farr is a smart and savvy real estate agent who solves crimes and makes sales — even when deals go deadly.
Doudera is a realtor herself with a busy coastal firm handling luxury real estate. She will read from her new novel and discuss the writing process and the writing life. In addition to writing the Darby Farr mysteries, she has written nonfiction books on relocating to Maine and retiring in Maine and articles for such magazines as Parenting, People, Reader’s Digest, Yankee and Down East.
In "Deal Killer," Doudera's newest novel, murder comes to Manhattan when realtor-turned-sleuth Darby Farr arrives in the Big Apple and finds big trouble: her boyfriend Miles Porter’s a suspect in the brutal stabbing of a Russian businessman. Setting out to prove his innocence, Darby discovers that Central Park Place — the luxury residence where Miles lives — is a hotbed of wealthy tenants with well-guarded secrets. One of these tenants is Natalia Kazakova, a billionaire’s daughter and the victim’s not-so-distraught fiancée, whose investigative journalism has caught the attention of Russia’s shadowy security agency. With the looming threat of Soviet-era spies and a long list of rich and devious suspects, Darby must work fast to stop a killer who knows no bounds.
Doudera, who resides in Midcoast Maine, says, "I very happily spend my days juggling two roles: realtor and mystery writer. The extrovert in me loves meeting new clients, touring homes, and putting deals together, while the writer savors my time at my computer, letting my imagination run wild."
For more information about Vicki Doudera, please see her website at vickidoudera.com. For more information about the event, please call the library at 354-2453.