September 24, 2001

 

Corson Hirschfeld at the Main Library (October 11)

to Discuss New Mystery Set in Eastern KY

 

Cincinnati-based author Corson Hirschfeld�s first book, Aloha, Mr. Lucky (2000), was chosen as one of the Year�s Best Crime Novels: Best First Mysteries by Booklist (American Library Association). The mystery set in Hawaii became a popular bestseller. His latest book, Too High, is set far from palm trees and volcanic beaches in Eastern Kentucky with some scenes across the river in Mariemont and Indian Hill, where Hirschfeld resides. This local writer and talented photographer will discuss and sign his new book, which promises to be another uproarious thriller, at the Main Library on Thursday, October 11 at noon.

(His books will be available for purchase in the Library�s Friends� Shop.)

 

TOO HIGH focuses on the character of Digger Fitz, an archaeologist from Hawaii, who has just arrived in Golden Leaf, Kentucky for a family reunion with his cousin Edgar, also an archaeologist, and his niece Nikki, a herpetologist.�� While settling into his hotel to await their arrival, Digger learns that Edgar has been murdered and that he is now being considered as the prime suspect.� Unwillingly thrown into the investigation, Digger and Nikki decide their only chance to clear Digger�s name is to try to find the real killer on their own. Digger and Nikki, both of whom are curiously offbeat, encounter some equally wacky characters including country cops, an apocalyptic militia determined to survive the threat of the FBI/alien conspiracy, eccentric collectors, and of course 436 rattlesnakes that have escaped from a reptile shipment.���� ����������� ����������� - more -

Corson Hirshfeld � Pg. 2

 

About the Author:

Known for with his work as a professional photographer active in the visual arts field for over 25 years, Hirschfeld has taught photography at the University of Cincinnati; exhibited his works at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of American Indian, the Bishop Museum; and been widely awarded in design and art directors� competitions.

 

One of his signature images is the �rainbow legs� ballet photograph that has been in circulation for over 15 years. A former editor of the Journal of Herpetology (about reptiles), he has written scientific papers and essays for museums. His photos and writing have also appeared in articles for consumer magazines, Fortune, Psychology Today, Sports Illustrated, and Natural History.

 

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