Portland author James Hayman, who spent more than 20 years working at a New York advertising agency, will speak about his novel “The Cutting.”

The book is focused on a New York City detective who gets divorced and moves to Maine with his daughter, then gets involved in the hunt for a killer.

Hayman will also talk about his next book, due out later this year.

WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. 781-2351; www.falmouth.lib.me.us

HOW MUCH: Free, but it’s a potluck lunch so bring a dish to share.