NORTH ADAMS, MA- Saturday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. Wordplay, a monthly reading series co-sponsored by Inkberry and Papyri Books, 45 Eagle Street. Featured historical fiction author Charles O'Brien will read from Deadly Quarrel, his newest novel of his Anne Cartier mystery series.
Mr. O'Brien taught history for thirty years and was teaching a course called "The History of Modern Crime & Police," at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL and commuting between there and Williamstown when he observed many of his fellow travelers reading mysteries. When he retired from teaching in 1994, he decided to use his expertise to write historical fiction mysteries.
He worked with colleagues to develop a literary style and cites James Joyce, Willa Cather, P.D. James, Elizabeth George, Anne Perry, Miriam Grace Monfredo and Candace Robb as literary influences.
Deadly Quarrel is the eighth mystery in Mr. O'Brien's Anne Cartier series, which are set in England and France in the years leading to the French Revolution. He resides in Williamstown with his wife Elvy.
Gail Burns of Williamstown will host the event for Inkberry. After the reading there will be a brief intermission, followed by the popular Wordplay open mic. Refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information regarding Inkberry or these readings, contact Inkberry by phone at (413) 664-0775 or visit www.inkberry.org.
About Inkberry- Inkberry promotes the literary arts in the Berkshires with events and community partnerships that celebrate and support writing and reading. Inkberry is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.