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Rock Hudson Biographer and Award-winning Mystery Writer to read at Books in the ‘Brook on June 8

Books in the ‘Brook returns with an exciting double-feature on Saturday, June 8 when biographer Mark Griffin, whose chronicle of Rock Hudson’s life was released to much acclaim last year, and Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake mystery series, will read and talk about their work.

Mark Griffin has written the definitive biography of Hollywood star Rock Hudson

Mark Griffin is the author of All That Heaven Allows, a comprehensive biography of Rock Hudson, the embodiment of romantic masculinity in American cinema throughout the 50’s and 60’s.

Featuring interviews with Carol Burnett, Joel Grey, Piper Laurie, Jack Scalia, Claudia Cardinale, Armistead Maupin, Arlene Dahl and Robert Osborne, All That Heaven Allows includes new insights from Hudson’s friends, family members and former partners. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence and production files, Mark was able to tell the icon’s complete story.

Mark also is the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli. He recently appeared in the documentary Gene Kelly: To Live and Dance.

Mystery Writer Barbara Ross has been nominated for several awards, including the Maine Literary Award

Barbara Ross is the author of seven Maine Clambake Mysteries. The latest, Steamed Open, was released in December 2018. Barbara’s novellas featuring Julia Snowden are included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in the anthologies Eggnog Murder and Yule Log Murder. Barbara’s books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and twice for the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction, including this year, for Stowed Away. She blogs with the Maine Crime Writers and the Wicked Authors. Barbara and her husband live in Portland, Maine. A new non-Clambake book, Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody, will be released on June 25, 2019.

This very special Books in the ‘Brook will take place at Quill Books and Beverage, One Westbrook Common, from 4 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.  The public is welcome. The event is free. Beverages and food are available for purchase at Quill.