Congregational Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT
Mystery novelist David Handler, who regularly turns the Connecticut shoreline into a site of intrigue, will read from his newly released novel, "The Snow White Christmas Cookie," in a free program (with bagels and coffee) at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, in Chester.
Handler, formerly a NYC Broadway, TV and film critic, moved to Old Lyme in 1996 and began the creation of a mystery series in novel form with local geographic interest, featuring the mismatched romantic crime-fighting duo of New York City film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Resident trooper Desiree Mitry. He sets his novels in the town of Dorset, a stand-in for Old Lyme -- in this one, murder is committed during a 40-inch snowfall. This book is the ninth in the series; Handler is also the author of several other books.
Publishers Weekly says, "Handler's blend of suspenseful plot, skillful telling, and occasional splashes of comic relief add up to a heady cocktail of prime crime."
Handler's appearance is part of the synagogue's long-running "Books & Bagels" series. The Snow White Christmas Cookie will be available for sale and refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact the synagogue at 860-526-8920 or join us Sunday morning at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester CT.