News Briefs; Mystery author coming to Libertyville
Updated: August 6, 2012 6:19AM
Mystery author coming to
Karin Slaughter, suspense author of the Grant County, Will Trent and Georgia series, will present her new book “Criminal” at 7 p.m. on July 12 at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St.
Slaughter is the New York Times bestselling author of 12 thrillers, including “Fallen”, “Broken”, “Undone”, “Fractured”, “Beyond Reach”, “Triptych” and “Faithless”.
Slaughter’s new novel “Criminal” is a tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses 40 years, two chillingly similar murder cases and a good man’s deepest secrets.
Slaughter, who does all her writing in a log cabin in the woods of northern Georgia, dropped out of college right before graduation and started a company making signs and banners. Her first published novel, “Blindsighted”, was a hit and Slaughter went on to sell more than 20 million books world-wide. Her latest novel, “Criminal”, which takes place in Georgia, is due out July 3. Books for signing will be available for purchase courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store.
The free event July 12 will be open to the public but registration is required. To register, call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org.
Mundelein to host fishing derby on July 7
The Village of Mundelein will be holding its annual fishing derby on Saturday, July 7, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Maurice Noll Park (Hampton Lane) for children ages 5-13.
Prizes will be awarded. Parents can bring their kids and their fishing poles and spend the morning fishing with other families. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. An adult must accompany all participants.
French Market to be in Vernon Hills
A new French Market will be held every Saturday, July 7-Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Metra station, 75 E. Route 45.
Bensidoun USA will operate several French Markets in the Chicagoland area, including the one in Vernon Hills. The market showcase fresh and locally grown produce, artisan baked goods and cheese, grass fed meats and other organic specialties.
Vendors who are interested in participating in the Vernon Hills French Market can get an application at email@example.com or can call (312) 575-0286.