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  • Patricia Skalka will be reading from her new book, DEATH RIDES THE FERRY, the fourth in the Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series.

    The author will be available after the reading to chat and sign copies of her books, all of which will be available to buy at Yardstick. The reading is free and open to the public and we will have refreshments.

    About DEATH RIDES THE FERRY:
    Sheriff Dave Cubiak is ensnared in a killer’s cunning gambit.

    It’s a sparkling August day on Washington Island and the resonant notes of early classical music float on the breeze toward the sailboats and ferries that ply the waters of Death’s Door strait. After a forty-year absence, the Viola da Gamba Music Festival has returned to the picturesque isle on the tip of Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula. Sheriff Dave Cubiak enjoys a rare day off as tourists and a documentary film crew hover around the musicians.

    The jubilant mood sours when an unidentified passenger is found dead on a ferry. Longtime residents recall with dismay the disastrous festival decades earlier, when another woman died and a valuable sixteenth-century instrument—the fabled yellow viol—vanished, never to be found.

    Cubiak follows a trail of murder, kidnapping, and false identity that leads back to the calamitous night of the twin tragedies. With the lives of those he holds most dear in peril, the sheriff pursues a ruthless killer into the stormy northern reaches of Lake Michigan.

    About the aurhor:
    Patricia Skalka is the author of Death Stalks Door County, Death at Gills Rock, and Death in Cold Water, winner of the Edna Ferber Fiction Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. She is president of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime and divides her time between Chicago and Door County, Wisconsin. A former staff writer at Reader’s Digest, she presents writing workshops throughout the United States. Her nonfiction books have been published by Random House, St. Martin’s, and Rodale.

    Author website: www.patriciaskalka.com

    Photo source: Yardstick Bookshop & Gallery’s Facebook page

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  • Venue:

    Yardstick Bookshop & Gallery