Book reading and signing: The Cottoncrest Curse by Michael H. Rubin
This historical thriller by Southern author and attorney Michael H. Rubin combines southern lore with murder and mystery in what political strategist James Carville calls a "powerful epic."
The Cottoncrest Curse is set across multiple generations and tells a compelling and complex family story centered on itinerant peddler Jake Gold. The bodies of an elderly colonel and his young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately Louisiana plantation home. Within the sheltered walls of the Cottoncrest plantation, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same air of mystery as the colonel's father, who committed suicide at the end of the Civil War. Locals whisper about the curse of Cottoncrest Plantation, but Sheriff Raifer Jackson knows that even a specter needs a mortal accomplice and rules the apparent murder/suicide a double homicide —with Jake as the prime suspect.
Rubin will be onsite to read passages from and to sign copies of his book.