WordFest moves to Las Rocas for murder mysteries

Next Tuesday, March 6, WordFest will be moving to Las Rocas Mexican Restaurant, located at 1260 Commerce Avenue in Longview.

Headlining the evening’s program will be authors Mike Nettleton and Carolyn J. Rose, who will be reading from their newest works and be discussing the craft of writing murder mysteries. Mike’s new book, Shotgun Start, is about a former cop turned golf hustler who sets out to prove his ex-wife’s innocence in the shotgun slaying of her abusive boyfriend and becomes entwined in a dark world of biker gangs and the Mexican Mafia.

Carolyn has a new book, titled No Substitute for Murder, about a former radio talk show host whose job is downsized and she takes a position as a substitute teacher. Soon after she arrives at the school, an unpopular teacher who was a bully and blackmailer is found strangled.

In addition to the books they have written individually, Mike and Carolyn are a husband and wife team who have collaborated on a number of quirky murder mysteries set on the Oregon coast, including The Big Grabowski, Hard Karma Shuffle, and Sometimes a Great Commotion.

Following their readings, there will be an open mic time.

WordFest is a monthly gathering of writers and readers who meet on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.