David C. Taylor PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN WILSON

Edgar Award nominee visits the Jesup



BAR HARBOR — David C. Taylor, author of “Night Work,” will visit the Jesup Memorial Library for an author talk and book signing on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m.

In Taylor’s new novel, Michael Cassidy, a New York detective plagued by dreams that often come true, travels to Havana on the cusp of Castro’s successful revolution. “Night Work” is the second novel in Taylor’s mystery series following Cassidy. The first, “Night Life,” was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

While in Havana, Cassidy spots his former lover, KGB agent Dylan McCue, in a Cuban prison and helps her escape from her scheduled execution. Finding out she’s now married to a Soviet operative, Cassidy flees Cuba and returns to New York and the comforts of alcohol and sex. But the arrival of Fidel Castro in New York three months later complicates Cassidy’s life once more. “Booklist” says “the novel sails smoothly forward, nicely combining romance, historical detail and, yes, that delightfully gin-soaked atmosphere.”

Taylor spent 20 years in Los Angeles writing for television and the movies. He now splits his time between Boston and the Maine coast. Visit davidctaylorauthor.com.

Books will be on sale at the Jesup that night, with a percentage of sales donated to the library. Sherman’s is a co-sponsor of this event.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or email [email protected].

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