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Mystery author Maureen Milliken and well- traveled poet Daniel Duff Plunkett to read at Books in the ‘Brook April 6

Books in the ‘Brook will welcome Maine mystery writer Maureen Milliken and multi-lingual poet Daniel Duff Plunkett on April 6 when the monthly reading series continues at Quill Books and Beverage.

Maureen Milliken and Daniel Duff Plunkett to read at Books in the ‘Brook April 6thMaureen Milliken is a longtime journalist who worked for daily newspapers in northern New England for more than three decades. Her three-book Bernie O’Dea mystery series is set in Franklin County, Maine, and she’s currently working on a stand-alone set in Piscataquis County.

A journalism theme runs through her books, and she’s also committed to portraying her home state of Maine in a way that those who are familiar with it say, “Yeah, that’s Maine,” and those who have never been to Maine feel like they have. Milliken blogs with other Maine crime writers at and co-hosts a true-crime podcast, Crime & Stuff, with her sister, artist Rebecca Milliken. She lives in central Maine.

Daniel Duff Plunkett is a poet who believes in the sanctity of language, just not very firmly. He is the author of four volumes of poetry: Strike Back Cover (1986, Headcheese Publishing, Bangor, Maine); The Butter Poems (1996, Hand2Eye Productions, Washington, DC); Left Brain, Right Brain (2007, Acorn Productions, Westbrook, Maine) and MUSEUM: Poetry about Art and Artists (2016, Moon Pie Press, Westbrook, Maine).

Poet Daniel Duff Plunkett

He has written poems in the French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and Swahili languages and travels internationally in his work as an economist. His work has taken him around the world, particularly to Africa, where he has spent time in 27 different countries. Books in the ‘Brook is a monthly reading series that supports and nurtures the local writing and reading community. The April 6 readings will take place at Quill Books and Beverage, One Westbrook Common from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ample parking is available in the lot adjacent to the CVS. The event is free and the public is welcome.