A Conversation with Lori Rader-Day

Lori Rader-DaySunday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Award-winning author Lori Rader-Day’s newest novel, Under a Dark Sky is a psychological thriller set in a dark sky stargazing park near Mackinac Island where recent widow Eden Wallace is attempting to conquer her debilitating fear of the dark. But when another park guest is murdered, the dark may be her only protection.

Lori’s debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Little Pretty Things won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Her third book, The Day I Died, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Barry Award.

Lori served as president of the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and as a board member of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland. She is also a member of the International Thriller Writers.

Come for coffee, cookies, and conversation. Register now.


In connection with the visit from Lori Rader-Day, we’ve programmed a series of events related to subjects explored in Under a Dark Sky.

Harvest Moon Viewing Party
Wednesday, September 26, 7:00–9:00 PM
Inspired by the stargazing park at the center of Lori Rader-Day’s Under a Dark Sky, we’re setting up telescopes to view the night sky. Just after sunset, we’ll take a close-up look at the waning Harvest Moon. Register now.


Astronomy & Crime Trivia

Monday, October 08, 7:00–8:00 PM
How well do you know the night sky? What about mystery history? Test your knowledge of astronomy and crime fiction against other trivia buffs with a fun contest inspired by Lori Rader-Day’s new thriller Under a Dark SkyRegister now.


Thriller Film Festival

Fridays, September 7–28 and October 12, 1:00 PM
Leading up to our visit with Lori Rader-Day, we’re screening some of Hollywood’s most intense thrillers. 09/07: Wait Until Dark, starring Audrey Hepburn. 09/14: Still of the Night, starring Meryl Streep. 09/21: Rebecca, starring Joan Fontaine. 09/28: Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron. 10/12: Deceived, starring Goldie Hawn.