Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Behind The Story: Author Talk with Nina Simon

A CCPL Virtual Author Speaker Series Program

2024-05-08 19:00:00 2024-05-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Behind The Story: Author Talk with Nina Simon Virtual -

Wednesday, May 08
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-08 19:00:00 2024-05-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Behind The Story: Author Talk with Nina Simon Please join us for an evening with a murder mystery, family story, and love letter to strong women everywhere with author Nina Simon! Virtual -

Please join us for an evening with a murder mystery, family story, and love letter to strong women everywhere with author Nina Simon!

Author Nina Simon

Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door.

You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with her keen intelligence, impeccable taste, and the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. 

In a turn of events, when Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea. She’ll pull on her wig, find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power. With Jack and Beth’s help, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, the headstrong Rubicon women must learn to do the one thing they’ve always resisted: depend on each other.

Harness your inner detective and sign up for the investigation. Register now!

About the Author: Nina Simon writes crime fiction about strong women. She is the New York Times-bestselling debut author of Mother-Daughter Murder Night. This big-hearted whodunnit is a Reese's Book Club pick and a "best of 2023" selection for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CrimeReads, and LibraryJournal.

Before turning to fiction, Nina wore many hats: NASA engineer, slam poet, game designer, museum director, and nonprofit CEO. Her work on community participation in museums, libraries, parks, and theaters has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, NPR, and the TEDx stage.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night is Nina’s first novel. She wrote it as a love letter to her mother, as a way to entertain, comfort, and connect with her during a major health crisis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nina now lives off-the-grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her family. More information can be found on her website, ninaksimon.com.


The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Charles County Public Library.

Charles County Public Library events are accessible for all. If you have an accessibility request, please contact programs@ccplonline.org three business days prior to the event.

Virtual


Hours
We're closed Saturday May 25 due to CLOSED: MEMORIAL DAY
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
(CLOSED: MEMORIAL DAY)
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the library

Upcoming events

Mon, May 27, 9:00am - 8:00pm
All CCPL locations closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Calling all stargazers! Join us for an out-of-this-world program...CCPL Astronomy Club!

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for an afternoon with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell, author of "For the Love of Mars," to discuss a history of human understanding and relationships to the planet Mars!
Register

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Are you interested in practicing introductory sign language skills? Join Ms. Kate to review ASL using fingerspelling, numbers, and other phrases

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Join us for our Virtual Dungeons and Dragons Homebrew sessions! From the comfort of your home, you can become a grand adventurer with a story tailored specifically for you!

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come to our Spanish Virtual Conversational Club and make new amigos as you learn new vocabulary and practice speaking the language. Basic Spanish vocabulary is required. íTe esperamos!

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Administración del Seguro Social provee protección para los trabajadores y sus familias.
Register

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Social Security Administration provides protection for workers and their families.
Register

Thu, Jun 13, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for an evening with Freida McFadden, author of bestselling "The Housemaid" series, to discuss the process of writing psychological thrillers!
Register

Wed, Jun 19, 9:00am - 8:00pm
All CCPL locations closed in observance of Juneteenth.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for an afternoon with Tiffany Jewell, educator and author of "This Book is Anti-Racist" and "Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School," to discuss systemic racism in schools.
Register

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come to our Spanish Virtual Conversational Club and make new amigos as you learn new vocabulary and practice speaking the language. Basic Spanish vocabulary is required. íTe esperamos!