William Lashner

Mystery fans, mark your calendars. The New York Times Bestselling author of the Victor Carl mystery series will read from his first stand-alone thriller “Blood and Bone”, Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m., at the Chestnut Hill Hotel.

There’s an old adage about writing – open a vein and bleed on the page. Lashner takes it a step further in “Blood and Bone”, making the reader’s blood race and heart pound with the story of Kyle Byrne, the illegitimate son of a prominent Philadelphia attorney.

When his father dies, Kyle’s life starts to unravel at the seams. But it is when his father’s law partner is brutally killed that Kyle becomes the focus of a murder investigation and starts to question the circumstances of his father’s death. A review in the Wall Street Journal said Lashner “… manages to be deadly serious and frequently hilarious.”

Lashner was a criminal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., before quitting the law to write fulltime. A graduate of the New York University School of Law, as well as the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he lives with his wife, his three children, and his dog, Chase Muttley, outside Philadelphia. The Victor Carl novels, which have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages, include “Killer’s Kiss”, “Marked Man”, “Falls The Shadow”, “Past Due”, “Fatal Flaw”, “Bitter Truth”, and “Hostile Witness”.

Lashner’s reading is part of an ongoing monthly literary salon benefitting Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes wine and cheese reception. Receive a 10 percent discount on food if you dine at the Chestnut Grill that evening.

For more information, visit chEnrichment.org or call 215-248-0180.

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