The Rockland Public Library presents Matt Cost Thursday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free and open to all.

Mystery author Cost will provide a reading from his book "Mainely Power," which was selected as the Maine Humanities Council’s “Read ME” fiction book for 2021. Set in Brunswick, Maine, the novel features a colorful cast and thrilling suspense. Goff Langdon, private detective and mystery bookshop owner, must untangle a web of intrigue when he is hired for a case and framed for not one, but two murders. After the reading, Cost will answer questions, share his writing process, and discuss other topics related to mystery novels.

Cost is the award-winning author of the Mainely Mystery series. He has two novels set to be released in 2021: "Wolfe Trap," the start of a new mystery series, in June, and "Love in a Time of Hate," a historical fiction novel, in August. Over the years, Cost has owned a video store, a mystery bookstore, and a gym. He has also taught history and coached just about every sport imaginable. Cost now spends his days at the computer, writing. He lives in Brunswick with his wife, Harper, and two dogs.

For a link to the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on June 24 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.