Author with local roots to speak in Dover

Author with local roots to speak in Dover

Loretta Marion is a native of Dover and is the author of several mystery novels.


The Dover Public Library will host an evening with author Loretta Marion on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Marion is a native of Dover and is the author of several mystery novels. “Storm of Secrets” is the second in the Haunted Bluffs Mystery series.

A deadly storm, a grisly murder and the eerie presence of the spirits of the dead set the stage for the second installment of Marion’s paranormal suspense series.

A powerful storm descends upon Cape Cod’s Whale Rock at the peak of tourist season — the same weekend Cassandra Mitchell’s and David Benjamin’s wedding is set to take place at The Bluffs, the magnificent Victorian mansion Cassie inherited from her family. In the wake of the storm’s destruction, 3-year-old Lucas Kleister goes missing, and the body of small-time drug dealer Lee Chambers is found in a restaurant dumpster.

Now the WRPD are faced with a murder to solve, a missing child to find and the aftermath of one of the worst storms in recent memory. Cassie has been receiving cryptic messages from the spirits of her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, the original residents of The Bluffs. At first the messages are benign, but soon they begin to point to something more sinister.

As Cassie works to decipher their meaning, the specter of a mysterious local legend surfaces. The tale of Barnacle Boy — and what happened to him during another destructive storm decades earlier — will weave through the desperate search to find Lucas and the identity of the killer.

This will be Marion’s third visit to the region.

Marion’s affection for the written word began in childhood and followed her as she crafted award-winning marketing and advertising copy and educational brochures.

When not writing on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor pursuits or curled up with a new book. Marion lives in Rhode Island with her husband Geoffrey.

For more information or to register for this free community event, call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.

The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut St., directly across from Dover High School.

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