When: Wed., July 17, 7-8 p.m. 2019
Vermont author Charles Fergus’ bibliography includes titles such as Common Edible & Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast and Bears: Wild Guide. For his 19th book, Fergus made the leap from field guides to historical mystery novel. A Stranger Here Below: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery is set in 1830s America and tells the story of a small-town Pennsylvania sheriff investigating a local judge’s apparent suicide. Fergus drew on his own experience with death — his mother was murdered by a burglar, he writes on his website — to craft a novel that is sure to captivate history buffs and mystery fans alike. The Northeast Kingdom resident reads from and discusses the book.