Fall Book & Author Program Features Bryan Gruley

For its Fall 2012 Book & Author program, the Friends of Door County Libraries will host Bryan Gruley, award-winning author of the Starvation Lake mystery series. Gruley will speak about his writing process and sign copies of his books.

Gruley’s first book, Starvation Lake, debuted to critical acclaim and won the prestigious Anthony, Barry and Strand awards; it also was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. His second book, The Hanging Tree, was named a Michigan Notable Book for 2011 and a Kirkus Review’s Best Mystery, and was chosen as a #1 Indie Next pick as well. When his third book, The Skeleton Box, was published in June 2012, the Associated Press called it, “Gruley’s best to date…emotionally wrenching and filled with…twists and turns.”

Bryan Gruley

A key figure in the series is Gus Carpenter, editor of Starvation Lake’s local newspaper. Journalism is a territory Gruley knows well; he spent more than 16 years with the Wall Street Journal, ultimately as the Chicago Bureau Chief. He shared in the 2002 Pulitzer Prize the paper won for its coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Currently, Gruley is a reporter-at-large for Bloomberg News, writing long-form features for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.

There will be two opportunites to see Gruley: on Oct. 26, 7 pm, at the Miller Art Museum, located at 107 S. 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay; and on Oct. 27, 10 am, at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station, located at 2258 Mill Road in Sister Bay.

Both events are free and open to the public, but donations to Feed My People are welcome.