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VIRTUAL: An Evening
VIRTUAL: An Evening with John Verdon, Author of On Harrow Hill
Hudson Library & Historical Society

Tuesday, Mar. 16, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with John Verdon, author of On Harrow Hill, the seventh mystery featuring retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney. A Publishers Weekly starred review calls the book “brilliant” and states “Verdon has never been better at crafting a bizarre setup and resolving it in a satisfactory way.”

The most prominent resident of Larchfield is found dead and DNA points to the guilt of local bad boy Billy Tate, whose hatred for the victim is well known, but who died in an accident the day before. Police quickly discover Tate’s coffin has been broken open from the inside, and the body is gone. A series of murders soon follows. Gun sales explode. Conspiracy theories and religious fundamentalism spread. The once-peaceful town becomes a magnet for sensation seekers, self-proclaimed zombie hunters, TV producers eager for ratings, and apocalyptic preachers rallying the faithful for the end of days. His quiet retirement shattered, ex-NYPD detective Dave Gurney finds himself not only facing down a murderer, but struggling to restore order to the town rapidly spiraling out of control.

Verdon is the author of the Dave Gurney series of thrillers, international bestsellers published in more than two dozen languages: Think of a Number, Shut Your Eyes Tight, Let the Devil Sleep, Peter Pan Must Die, Wolf Lake, White River Burning, and On Harrow Hill. Before becoming a crime fiction writer, Verdon had two previous careers: as an advertising creative director and a custom furniture maker. 

Copies of On Harrow Hill will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. 

If you have any questions, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.
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