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Virtual Author Talk: A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere

An Author Talk with Nina Simon

2024-05-08 19:00:00 2024-05-08 20:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Virtual Author Talk: A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, "Mother-Daughter Murder Night." Online -

Wednesday, May 08
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-08 19:00:00 2024-05-08 20:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Virtual Author Talk: A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, "Mother-Daughter Murder Night." Online -

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, "Mother-Daughter Murder Night."

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door. 

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

About the Author

Nina Simon writes crime fiction about strong women. She is the New York Times-bestselling debut author of Mother-Daughter Murder Night. This big-hearted whodunnit is a Reese's Book Club pick and a "best of 2023" selection for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CrimeReads, and LibraryJournal.

Before turning to fiction, Nina wore many hats: NASA engineer, slam poet, game designer, museum director, and nonprofit CEO. Her work on community participation in museums, libraries, parks, and theaters has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, NPR, and the TEDx stage.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night is Nina’s first novel. She wrote it as a love letter to her mother, as a way to entertain, comfort, and connect with her during a major health crisis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nina now lives off-the-grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her family. More information can be found on her website, ninaksimon.com.

Disclaimer

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by The Indianapolis Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Online | Book Discussion | Author Visit |

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Hours
Mon, May 20 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Tue, May 21 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Wed, May 22 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Thu, May 23 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Fri, May 24 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
Sun, May 26 Closed

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