PUBLICATION READING: Death Washes Ashore by Patricia Skalka
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join author Patricia Skalka for a reading from and discussion of her latest novel
DEATH WASHES ASHORE
The sixth novel in the Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery Series
Author Patricia Skalka joins us for a virtual reading from and conversation about her latest novel, Death Washes Ashore, the sixth installment in the Dave Cubiak Mystery Series, released today. The reading is free but registration is required. To register online for this program, please click the button below. Registrants will be sent a link to join 24-48 hours prior to the start of the event.
About the book:
In the wake of a brutal storm that lashed the Door County peninsula, Sheriff Dave Cubiak assesses the damage: broken windows, downed trees, and piles of mysterious debris along the shoreline. He leaves the comfort of his home and heads out into the aftermath, checking in with folks along the way to offer help. His assistant, marooned at the justice center overnight, calls with an ominous message about a body discovered on the beach. When the medical examiner discovers the man didn’t simply drown during the storm, Cubiak searches for answers.
Chasing leads, the sheriff learns the victim directed a troupe of live-action role players living in an ersatz Camelot. In a setting where pretense in the norm, Cubiak must determine if suspects are who they say they are or if their made-up identities conceal a ruthless killer. As tensions escalate among neighbors unhappy about the noise and commotion, the sheriff discovers that more than one person on the peninsula has a motive for murder.
About the Author:
Patricia Skalka is the author of the popular Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries. “A lyrical first novel” said Publishers Weekly of Death Stalks Door County, the series debut. Death Rides the Ferry won the Midwest Book Award for best mystery from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association and Death in Cold Water earned the Edna Ferber Literary Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Death Washes Ashore, the latest installment in the series, will be released this spring. Before turning to fiction, Patricia was a Staff Writer for Reader’s Digest and a freelance contributor to other national print and online publications. She is the former president of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime and a member of both the Chicagoland and Wisconsin chapters of SinC, The Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Wisconsin Writers Association, and Society of Midland Authors.