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Michael Norman: Skeleton Picnic

Readers of mysteries and crime fiction have seen plenty of different kinds of protagonists over the years, from cops to private detectives to academics to amateur sleuths. As a former police officer, law professor and member of the Utah State Board of Pardons & Parole, Salt Lake City-based author Michael Norman might be expected to draw his hero from the ranks of old-school law enforcement. Instead, he has found rich material for genre thrills in a Bureau of Land Management ranger.

Skeleton Picnic marks Norman’s second outing for J.D. Books (following 2010’s On Deadly Ground), who finds himself involved in a search for a missing couple known for hunting down American Indian artifacts throughout the Southwest. Valuable Fremont and Anasazi relics have been stolen from the couple’s home, and Books begins an investigation into the illicit artifacts trade. Join the author as he reads from the book and discusses his research into the real-life trafficking in treasures pillaged from ruins. (Scott Renshaw)

Date: May 22, 2012
Time: 7 pm
Phone: 801-484-9100
Address: 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, 84105
Where: King's English