Author Richard Conrath will read from his book “Cooper’s Moon” and sign copies from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.
From Sanibel Island, Fla., Conrath is a former ordained Catholic priest and headmaster of a Turkish school in rural southern Turkey on the Syrian border. His mystery crime thriller is loosely based on a child trafficking ring. After 24 long years of perfecting his tales, Conrath said, "I knew I had a story to tell and it just wouldn't go away. I kept at it. I guess I'm a slow learner."
Conrath weaves together a group of peculiars plucked from south Florida's Everglades and Miami to form an unlikely pack of rascals and scalawags who search out missing and exploited children. The story opens with the disappearance of the main character's 7-year old son, Maxie. Conrath promises a resolution in books two and three, “Blood Moon Rising” and “A Cold Copper Moon.” Both will be released over the next year.