Mystery Madness in Astoria March 6-7

Two mystery writers and an artist will launch two days of Mystery Madness at three free public events on March 6 and 7 in Astoria, OR.  Authors Bill Cameron and Jeff Parker, along with artist Ericka Moen, will speak and sign books during Mystery Madness events. Mystery Madness is co-sponsored by the Clatsop Community College Dora Badollet Library, Friends of the College Library, and the Astoria Public Library.

Events begin with an open house honoring all the presenters, Thursday, March 6 from 3pm – 5 pm at the CCC Dora Badollet Library, 1680 Lexington Avenue, Astoria. The College’s newly expanded public collection will also be introduced. The open house features book signings, library tours and light refreshments. The CCC Dora Badollet Library is open to all community members through the Oregon Library Passport Program providing free access to participating library cardholders or the Library’s low-cost community membership opportunity.

Thursday events conclude with a presentation by Bill Cameron, author of gritty mysteries featuring Skin Kadash, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm at the CCC Performing Arts Center, 16th and Franklin, Astoria.  Cameron’s short stories have appeared in Portland Noir, First Thrills, Deadly Treats, and West Coast Crime Wave, and his novel County Line received the Spotted Owl for Best Northwest Mystery in 2012.

Jeff Parker and Erika Moen will wrap up the Mystery Madness series with a talk about their popular webcomic and graphic novel, Bucko, a murder mystery set in Portland that features Rich “Bucko” Richardson.  Author Jeff Parker and artist Moen will speak on Friday March 7 from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Astoria Public Library as part of its “After Hours” series.  “Bucko” is an alternative story with adult content, so this program might not be suitable for children.

Please note that a previously announced presentation by author Wendy Madar, scheduled on March 6 at 12pm, has been canceled due to illness.

Books by all authors are available at the CCC Dora Badollet Library. For more information about how community members can use the CCC Library and about Mystery Madness, contact Candice Watkins at 503-338-2460.

Attached Photo: Cover art for the webcomic “Bucko” by Jeff Parker and Erika Moen.

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