Cozy mystery authors Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp, writing as J.C. Eaton, will introduce and sign “Railroaded 4 Murder,” their eighth novel in the Sophie Kimball Mysteries set in Sun City West and surrounding areas, at the new Barnes & Noble, 7401 W. Bell Road, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at the Sun City West Recreation Center’s Lecture Hall along R.H. Johnson Blvd.
It seems everyone is under suspicion for the murder of Sun City West’s railroad club president, Wilbur Maines, who was found dead at a model railroad exhibit, having been hit over the head with a blunt object. Suspects include the model railroad club’s Choo-Choo chicks and even his wife, Roxanne, a Rhythm Tappers performer, who happens to be an acquaintance of amateur sleuth, Sophie (Phee) Kimball’s mother, Harriet. Roxanne is insistent she didn’t kill her husband and begs Harriet to convince Phee to help find the real murderer. Phee reluctantly agrees to snoop around and quickly learns that just about every member in the railroad club had a motive for the murder along with some aspiring tap dancers in the Rhythm Tappers. Unfortunately, the sheriff’s deputies are convinced it was the wife and Phee fears the poor woman will be railroaded into a life behind bars if the murder isn’t solved right away.
At the Barnes & Noble, guests can chat with the authors about their new novel and the other two mystery series that they write. Copies from the series will be available for purchase and all attendees will receive a special book cover magnet. The event is free and open to the public.
At the Sun City West Lecture Hall, there will be prizes, giveaways and more as the authors introduce the latest novel as well as the prior ones in the series. Again, all attendees will receive complimentary book cover magnets. The event is free and open to the public.