Spencer-Fleming kicked off the Rev. Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series in 2002 with “In the Bleak Midwinter.” After seven more volumes and many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, she has earned a place on the New York Times best seller list and a devoted fan base.

Her daughter, Hugo-Vidal, is a columnist for the Press Herald, writing about family, the economy, politics and so much more as The Maine Millennial. She has a Masters in library and science information from Simmons College.


Video Recorded December 11, 2018

Host: Greg Kesich

Greg Kesich has been the editorial page editor of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram since 2011. Before moving to the opinion pages, he was a reporter covering crime and courts, politics and a variety of municipal beats. He lives in Portland with his wife, children’s book author Gail Donovan.


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