Candlestick in the Library: a Zoom event!

We are excited to welcome  Provincetown mystery author, Jeannette de Beauvoir, for an interactive Zoom event on Tuesday evening, January 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Ever wonder how mystery authors come up with their plots, characters, red herrings? Wonder no more: this is your chance to participate in the making of a mystery!

Audience members help supply the victim(s), the protagonist, the sidekick, the red herring, and the murderer… and will eventually put the entire story together. Throughout the event, Jeannette uses these categories to weave in information about the genre and the craft: the difference between a cozy mystery and a procedural, the importance of sense of place, the formation of character, and the plot—which most certainly will include a twist.

In less than 80 minutes you’ll have created a (semi)-coherent story to rival Agatha Christie—but having a lot more fun than Agatha ever did! Will everyone weave together a spooky story aboard a midnight train, a hilarious mix-up in an old castle, or perhaps strange comings and goings in a haunted mansion? To find out, bring your imagination and sense of fun to the virtual mystery room!

Currently working on the Sydney Riley Provincetown mystery series, Jeannette bumps off a resident or visitor to her hometown on a regular basis. Dead in the Water, the eighth book in the series, will be published May 1, 2020.

Find out more (and read her blog, listen to her podcast, or sign up for her newsletter) at her website,, or find her on Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram.

This is a free event, sponsored by the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library. Registration is required to get the Zoom link. Space is limited, so early registration is suggested! You can register online  by clicking here, by 6 p.m. on the day of the event, or by calling the reference department at 508-457-2555 x 7.


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