Pickard a Mystery to Guests at Antioch Book Discussion Group
June 07, 2010
On Monday, July 26 at 7:00 PM at the Antioch Branch, special guest, Nancy Pickard will speak to the mystery book club. Author of the Jenny Cain and Marie Lightfoot mystery series, Ms. Pickard’s previous novel, The Virgin of Small Plains, won the Agatha Award (2006). Her latest book, The Scent of Rain and Lightning captures the essence of small-town America—its heartfelt intimacy and its darkest secrets—where through struggle and hardship people still dare to hope for a better future.
She has won the Anthony Award, two Macavity Awards, and two Agatha Awards for her novels. She is a three-time Edgar Award nominee, most recently for her first Marie Lightfoot mystery, The Whole Truth, which was a national bestseller. With Lynn Lott, Pickard co-authored Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path. She has been a national board member of the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the president of Sisters in Crime. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. Currently, she lives in Prairie Village, Kansas. Visit her website at http://www.nancypickardmysteries.com/.
Summary of novels:
• 10 novels in the Jenny Cain mystery series
• 3 novels in the Marie Lightfoot mystery series
• 3 novels in the Eugenia Potter series created by Virginia Rich
• 2 standalone novels in her new “Kansas” series, with a 3rd coming in 2011.Tags: mystery, events, Books, book clubs