The Depot Bookstore & Cafe has always been known as a writer’s haven, and on Thursday, July 26, an acclaimed novelist is unveiling and signing copies of his latest tome there.

Russell Hill, a three-time nominee for the Edgar Allan Poe prize given by the Mystery Writers of America, is set to read from his new book The Egret at 7pm. Hill says of the book, “This isn’t  a ‘mystery’ or a crime procedural in the purest sense. It’s a straightforward tale of obsession and revenge, and the protagonist is not sympathetic.  He is a man driven by a desire for revenge, and I thought, as I wrote this, about how I would react under similar circumstances.”

Hill is the author of more than a dozen books, including the critically acclaimed novels Lucy Boomer and The Edge of the Earth, the short story collection The Heeler, and the poetry collection Letters From the Mines. He was also the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, which enabled him to spend a year in England, the setting of his Hard Case Crime novel, Robbie’s Wife.

Both Lucy Boomer and The Lord God Bird have been optioned for film, and his work has been translated into French, German, Polish, and Japanese. He is an avid fly fisher and his book, The Search for Sheepheaven Trout has become a “cult classic” among fly fishers.

The 411: Novelist Russell Hill debuts and signs copies of his new book, The Egret, at the Depot Bookstore & Cafe, 87 Throckmorton Ave., on Thursday, July 26 at 7pm. Free.

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