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Local Author Celebration Series: Charles Kelly

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
5:30 pm7:00 pm

Castle & Cathedral District presents:

Local Author Celebration Series

“Grace Humiston and the Vanishing”
By Charles Kelly

Author/Artist Talk on WED APRIL 24 from 5:30 to 7:00

Where: Carriage House on the Joslyn Castle & Garden Grounds (3902 Davenport Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68131).
When: Wed APRIL 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 (Doors open at 5pm).
What: This event is free and open to the public – an all-ages event.

It’s 1917 in New York City, and lawyer Grace Humiston has made her reputation as a sleuth by saving a falsely-convicted man from death row. Now she is hired to probe the disappearance of high school student Ruth Cruger. The search will take her and Transylvanian private investigator Julius Kron through the sewers of New York police corruption, into the darkness of the international prostitution trade, and onto the high seas. Grace Humiston and the Vanishing is a novel based on the greatest triumph of America’s most remarkable forgotten woman detective.

Charles’s Bio:
Charles Kelly, formerly a reporter for The Arizona Republic, was co-winner of the Arizona Journalist of the Year Award in 1992. In his career as a reporter, he found missing heirs, helped get a wrongly convicted tugboat captain out of a Mexican prison, and investigated the 1976 murder of Republic reporter Don Bolles. Kelly is the author of the novels Pay Here, published by Point Blank Press, and Grace Humiston and the Vanishing, a semifinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. He also wrote the short story “The Eighth Deadly Sin,” published in the collection Phoenix Noir issued by Akashic Books.