Murder and Merriment
Two local Jacksonville writers, Doctor Tim Gilmore and Raleigh Rand, will be releasing books on Friday, Sept. 27.
"Stalking Ottis Toole" A Southern Gothic, by Gilmore, examines the life, character, and legend of a man who was either one of the worst serial killers in history or dimwitted arsonist who never meant to kill anyone.
"Brightleaf" Rand’s first novel, takes place at The Rapturous Rest, a boarding house. Its proprietor is a self-righteous thief, liar, and carpool driver who conducts an amateur therapy group in her living room-- with a core membership that includes a Deadhead, a psychology professor, a trust-fund baby, and a man who tells fortunes based on grocery lists.
The writers will read excerpts from their books which will be followed by a Q&A session. Free event, open to the public. Check out the Facebook page for more info.