Robin Hazard Ray’s murder mystery, The Strangers’ Tomb, set in historic Mount
Auburn Cemetery, takes place in the tumultuous period before the Civil War in
Boston. A night watchman is assaulted. An extra corpse turns up in a tomb. How
are they connected — and who’s next?
WHAT: “The Strangers’ Tomb” by Robin Hazard Ray: An Author’s Talk & Slideshow
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017, 7:00 pm
WHERE: Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room, 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
The Historical Society sent out the following information:
Ray will discuss how the histories of Cambridge and Watertown, including the
growth and development of their police departments, influenced the plot of her
novel. She will talk about some of the wider issues at play in science and society in
the era leading up to the Civil War, and how they are influencing the composition
of the next book in her Murder in the Cemetery Series, tentatively titled The
Robin Hazard Ray studied geology and biology at Brown University, and European
intellectual history at UC San Diego. A freelance writer, editor, public speaker, and
media escort, she also volunteers for the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery. There she gives talks and tours on themes ranging from glacial geology and the history of science to gay Bostonians and the circle of Isabella Stewart Gardner.
She is currently collaborating with Heyward Parker James, Ph.D., on a world-historical biography of Sir Victor Sassoon, and writing the second book in the Murder at the Cemetery series. She lives in Somerville, Mass., with her husband and two black cats.
All meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Joyce at 781-899- 7239