november, 2023

01nov6:30 pmBook Launch Party: THE SPY COAST, by Tess Gerritsen w/ Julia Spencer-Fleming6:30 pm Mechanics' Hall

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Book Launch: The Spy Coast by Tess Gerritsen

There’s no better combination than thrillers set on the Maine coast. In this latest book by bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, a woman with a secret history endeavors to maintain her anonymity when a surprise lands in her dooryard. Join us for an exciting evening as we celebrate the highly anticipated release of The Spy Coast by renowned author Tess Gerritsen! Get ready to dive into a thrilling world of espionage, danger, and suspense.

Don’t miss this chance to meet the brilliant mind behind the gripping Rizzoli & Isles series! Tess Gerritsen will be here to launch her latest book. She’ll answer your burning questions, and sign copies of The Spy Coast, the first in the Martini Club Series. She’ll be joined by another Maine local, best selling mystery author Julia Spencer-Fleming.

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About The Spy Coast: Maggie Bird has left her spying days behind and is enjoying a quiet retirement as a chicken farmer in a small town on the coast of Maine. But when an agent turns up at her door with a warning that there’s been an agency breach regarding her mission from sixteen years ago, Maggie realizes she and her former colleagues may be in danger, and their grey hair and advanced ages are no longer a protective disguise. When the agent turns up murdered in her driveway, she gets the message, and turns to her local circle of old friends—all retirees from the CIA—to help uncover the truth about who is trying to kill her, and why. Complicating their efforts is Purity’s novice police chief, Jo Thibodeau, who’s perplexed by this eccentric group of senior citizens who seem to know much more than they’re sharing with the authorities. Maggie’s hunt for answers will force her to revisit a clandestine career that spanned the globe, from Bangkok to Istanbul, from London to Malta. The ghosts of her past have returned, but with the help of her friends—and the reluctant Jo Thibodeau—Maggie might just be able to preserve the tranquil life she’s made for herself.


“The Spy Coast is a marvelously plotted read with action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters.” ̶#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci

“Tess Gerritsen is a brilliant must-read novelist and she’s done it again with The Spy Coast. Readers will want to follow the adventures of Maggie Bird and her band of Mainer compatriots for a long, long time.” — C.J. Box, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Storm Watch and 28 other novels

“Tess Gerritsen writes in a smoothly elegant style; it’s always a delight to read her. The Spy Coast is a marvelously plotted read with action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters. I truly hope to see Maggie Bird and her team of silver-haired helpers on the pages again.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci

“For decades, Midcoast Maine has enjoyed a reputation as a haven for spies living in anonymous retirement. Now bestselling author Tess Gerritsen has taken this apocryphal (or not!) premise and transformed it into a crackerjack thriller. The Spy Coast is my favorite kind of page turner, rooted in relatable, if ruthless, characters, and grounded in a meticulously observed sense of place.” —Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch novels

About Tess Gerritsen: Award-winning and bestselling author Tess Gerritsen has written thirty books that have been published in forty countries and sold more than 40 million copies. Many of her novels have been top 3 bestsellers in the U.S. and #1 bestsellers abroad. Critics around the world have praised her thrillers as “pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune), with Publisher Weekly naming her the “medical suspense queen.” The daughter of a Chinese immigrant and a Chinese American seafood chef, Tess Gerritsen grew up in San Diego and dreamed of writing her own Nancy Drew novels. But her family encouraged her to pursue a career they thought would be more viable. She graduated from Stanford University and went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she earned her M.D. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, Gerritsen began to write fiction, and in 1987, her romantic suspense novel, Call After Midnight. was published, followed by eight more romantic thrillers. She also wrote a screenplay, Adrift, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson. Visit Here for More Information

Julia Spencer-Fleming is the New York Times bestselling author of One Was a Soldier, and an Agatha, Anthony, Dilys, Barry, Macavity, and Gumshoe Award winner. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College and received her J.D. at the University of Maine School of Law. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Nero Wolfe, and Romantic Times RC awards. Julia lives in a 190-year-old farmhouse in southern Maine.



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