November is coming, and with it one of the great literary events in the area - Misty Valley Book's Ninth Annual Vermont Voices 2009 in the First Universalist Church in Chester's Stone Village.
Four Vermont author's will do free readings and books signings on four consecutive Sundays, starting as always with Archer Mayor on November 1 at 2 p.m.
Bookstore owners Bill and Lynne Reed refer to this year's lineup as " a delightful mix - a veteran mystery writer, a former governor and ambassador, an expert on Boswell and a Middlebury professor."
Mayor's latest book is his 20th Joe Gunther book, The Price of Malice.
In the latest, a suspected child predator is found brutally murdered in Brattleboro, and the murderer remains at large. Any number of people could have had the opportunity and reason to kill him. At the same time, Gunther learns that his girlfriend's fisherman father and brother, believed lost at sea off the coast of Maine, might have actually been murdered.
Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner, a deputy for the Windham County Sheriff's Department, and has 25 years experience as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He lives in Newfane.
The three other Vermont Voices events will also take place at the church at 2 p.m.
On November 8, three-term Governor of Vermont and Ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine Kunin will present her book, Pearls, Politics, and Power.
On November 15, Philip Baruth, professor at the University of Vermont and Vermont Public Radio commentator, will talk about his historical novel, The Brothers Boswell.
On November 22, Robert Cohen, who teaches at Middlebury College, will present his novel, Amateur Barbarians.
For more information call Misty Valley Books at 875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.