We are excited to host award-winning mystery writer David Housewright on Thursday, May 23. He will discuss his new novel "Dead Man's Mistress," the 16th installment in the Rushmore McKenzie series. Housewright, a member of the illustrious "Minnesota Writers on the Map," has 23 novels under his belt.

The reviews are in for his latest McKenzie series novel too, and it looks like Housewright has written another stellar mystery book. Kirkus Reviews declares that it is a "smooth, professional work whose mounting complications ... are kept under admirable control right up to the double-barreled denouement," while Publishers Weekly calls P.I. Mac "an appealing hero who comfortably operates within the hardboiled detective tradition."

Housewright hails from St. Paul and is well-known throughout the Midwest. He is the former President of the Private Eye Writers of America and has won multiple awards, including the Edgar Award twice, for his mystery novels.

This event is co-sponsored by Chapter2Books, Hudson's wonderful independent bookstore. We're thrilled the store owners invited us to host the event at the library. Chapter2 will have books available for purchase. Housewright will sign books at the event.

Refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required.

For more information about this and other services, visit www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org or call 715-386-3101. See you at the library!

Upcoming events

The Aging Brain: Lost Cause or Lost Opportunity, Thursday, May 16, 6-7 p.m. Learn what happens to the brain as we age and how to ward off dementia. Presented by UW-Madison researcher Dr. Lisa Bratzke. Register online or at the front desk.

Adult Storytime at Hop & Barrel, Thursday, May 16, 7-8 p.m. Why should kids have all the fun? The theme is "In Space, No One Can Hear You Read." Snacks provided. Beer for purchase. Ages 21+

Saturday Crafternoon-Terrariums, Saturday, May 18, 1-3 p.m. Use our supplies or bring your own. Ages 16 +. Register online or at the front desk.

Health online: Finding Information You Can Trust, Thursday, May 23, 10-11:30 a.m. A hands-on workshop to learn how to get around the internet to find reliable health information. The event will be held off-site at the Marie Blakeman Community Center. Register online or at the front desk.

An Evening with David Housewright, Thursday, May 23, 6-7:30 p.m. The award-winning mystery writer will talk about his new book, "Dead Man's Mistress".

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