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Book Launch: Last Call at the Esposito by Richard Cass
Tuesday, September 24th at 7pm
Last Call at the Esposito (Elder Darrow Mysteries #4) by Richard Cass
Please join us for the launch of Richard Cass' new book, Last Call at the Esposito.
About the book:
The latest installment of Cass' Elder Darrow mystery series, begins with the Olympic Games coming to Boston...or maybe not. When a burial detail to the paupers' grave on Boston's Rinker Island comes up with
one extra coffin, Dan Burton is called in to take the case. The murdered man is one Constantine Boustaloudis, a neighborhood activist against the effort of rich and powerful interests to bring the Games to Boston.
At the same time, Donald Maldonado, cousin of the infamous Icky Ricky Maldonado, tries to create a place for himself in the Boston underworld, taking over his cousin's criminal activities. He jostles with Mickey Barksdale, Burton's childhood friend, for a piece of the illegitimate prospects of the Games coming to town: construction contracts, union connections, and so on. Complicating matters is that Elder Darrow's thieving girlfriend Kathleen Crawford has stolen something of Maldonado's and he wants it back. Badly enough to kill anyone in the way.
Real estate speculators offer to buy the Esposito and turn the block into a velodrome for the proposed Games. Elder is tempted, unsure that he wants to continue in the bar business. The confusion turns the world around Mercy Street into an uproar.
About the author:
Cass holds a graduate degree in writing from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Thomas Williams, Jr. and Joseph Monninger. He has also studied with Ernest Hebert, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Molly Gloss. He has been an Individual Artist's Fellow for the state of New Hampshire and a Fellow at the Fishtrap Writers' Conference in Oregon. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Playboy, Gray’s Sporting Journal, ZZYZVA, and Best Short Stories of the American West. Cass lives in Cape Elizabeth and continues to enjoy participating in conference panels on crime writing and giving readings and talks at Maine's libraries and book stores.