On June 7 at 10 a.m., New York Times bestselling author Linda Greenlaw will once again speak at Skidompha Public Library as part of the Chats with Champions series.

Greenlaw will discuss her newest mystery, “Silver Hitch,” the third in her Jane Bunker series.

In “Silver Hitch,” Jane Bunker thought she’d escape the pollution, noise and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she’s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder.

When Jane is called to the remote Acadia Island to assess the damages from a house fire, she also finds a badly burned body in the charred rubble. It turns out that the victim is the owner of the house, a wealthy woman who happens to be one of the most hated people in town. As Jane investigates further, she becomes embroiled in a plot involving convicted felons, a real estate scam and the deep conflicts between the locals and the summer folks.

Greenlaw’s writing has included titles about commercial fishing, two cookbooks co-authored with her mother, Martha Greenlaw, and two additional mysteries in the Jane Bunker series. In 2013, Greenlaw published “Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother,” an intimate memoir about her becoming a mother at the age of 46.

Greenlaw was the recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the U.S. Maritime Literature Award and the New England Book Award for nonfiction.

In addition to becoming a parent later in life, Greenlaw married in September 2012, at 51 to Steve Wessell, owner of Wesmac Custom Boats. Raised in the Bath area, she currently resides in both Isle au Haut and Surry, Maine.

After her talk, Greenlaw will sign copies of her books, made available by Chats with Champions’ sponsor, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering from Skidompha Library. For more information call (207) 563-5513.

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