As part of its annual St. George Literary Series, the Jackson Memorial Library of Tenants Harbor will host two mystery writers, Vicki Doudera and Ann Blair Kloman, Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Ocean View Grange, Route 131. A 5:30 p.m. reception will be followed at 6 p.m. by the presentations; both authors will be available for book signing before and after their talk.

Doudera moved to the Midcoast in the mid-1980s. A freelance magazine writer, she wrote “Moving To Maine,” a book about the adventures of relocation, which was published by Down East Books. In 2003, Doudera began a career in real estate and it was her experience in that field, coupled with a writer’s imagination, that led her to write her first mystery, “A House to Die For.” In it, she introduces Darby Farr, a red hot real estate agent selling luxury homes while solving bloody crimes. The book is set on a fictional Maine island. Her second book, this year’s “Killer Listing,” finds Darby on Florida’s Gold Coast where she must solve the murder of a realtor who is killed at her own open house.

Kloman has been a writer since her early teens, when she wrote under the pseudonym Boulevard Blair. After college she was forcibly relocated, her biography states, to the east coast by her husband of 50 years where she raised a son and three daughters plus numerous cats, dogs and plants. The grandmother to 10 continues her longtime study of the mystery novel and spends her summers in a small coastal Maine village that bears an eerie resemblance to the Elmore Harbor of her novels “Swannsong” (2005) and “Isobel’s Odyssey” (2010). She is working on her third book.

Admission is free. For more information on this or future programs, contact librarian Yvonne Gloede at 372-8961 or visit

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