Mystery Writers To Speak At Lakewood Public Library

Murder. Intrigue. Family dynamics. Lottery winnings. Food. Mystery novels can be centered around many things. Two local authors who have successfully launched careers in writing, Vivien Chien and Annie Hogsett, will appear at Lakewood Main Library to discuss their books and their techniques for navigating the fast-paced and cutthroat mystery genre.

Chien, author of “Murder Lo Mein,” and Hogsett, author of “Murder to the Metal,” will appear on stage in the Main Library Auditorium for A Night of Mystery on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Chien started her writing life in elementary school, making up simple stories about adventures with her classmates. She attempted to write her first novel at the age of sixteen and in 2018 published her first book, “Death by Dumpling. This was quickly followed by “Dim Sum of All Fears.” Chien’s protagonist is Lana Lee, manager of her family’s Chinese restaurant, who enters Cleveland’s Best Noodle Contest in “Murder Lo Mein.” Part of a popular genre known as cozy mysteries, the Noodle Shop Mysteries have been praised as charming and fun. The books not only take the reader along to solve a mystery, but explore evolving relationships as well.

Hogsett takes a different tack with her series, "Somebody’s Bound to Wind Up Dead." “Murder to the Metal,” the second book in the series, revolves around a part-time librarian and a blind college professor living large in Bratenahl due to an infusion of cash from a winning lottery ticket. They are carrying on a steamy love affair while also taking on jobs for the T&A Detective Agency. Their first case, which starts out as a search for a missing man, leads eventually to organized crime, drug addiction, larceny and murder. Hogsett, originally from a small West Virginia town, now lives on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland. She spent years writing advertising copy before publishing her first novel in 2017.

Join Hogsett and Chien at the Lakewood Main Library on August 1, 2019 for A Night of Mystery. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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