Crime Writer to Speak at Mamaroneck Public Library This Weekend

Author Peter De Jonge will appear at the Mamaroneck Public Library on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.


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On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., author Peter De Jonge will be doing a special presentation at the Mamaroneck Public Library. De Jonge is most notably regarded as a mystery and crime solving genre writer. His latest book Buried on Avenue B, published in 2012, is the second novel in the Darlene O’Hara series, and this book offers an exciting narrative along with thrilling suspense.

NYPD homicide detective Darlene O’Hara must solve the mystery of a young child buried in a Manhattan park. O'Hara must travel around the United States to gather information regarding the strange crime and solve the case. De Jonge continues to surprise his readers with another incredible addition to his series of books. This is a must read for any mystery genre fan, or anybody looking for an exciting novel.

Patrick Anderson of the Washington Post writes, "Buried on Avenue B is a pleasing blend of comedy and crime, clearly suitable for the beach and probably good company well into autumn as well."

De Jonge was born and raised in Stamford, CT. As a teenager De Jonge was a highly ranked tennis player and competed in the National Juniors in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating from Princeton University in 1977, De Jonge worked for weekly papers in Ridgefield, Wilton and Redding, CT, and for the Associated Press in Newark and Albany. In the mid-80s, Peter began writing for Manhattan, Inc., The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. De Jonge then teamed up with up-and-coming writer James Patterson and helped co-write three books that all reached #1 on the NY Times Bestseller List.

In 2009 De Jonge wrote his first novel Shadows Still Remain, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year recipient.

To sign up for this free event call the Reference Desk at (914) 698-1250 x 3.


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