April 19, 2016
A reading by authors Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden
In DEATH ON A STARRY NIGHT, the third novel in the Nora Barnes and Toby Sandler Mystery series, art historian Nora Barnes returns to France for a Van Gogh conference in the charming medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. She arrives expecting a vigorous debate about whether the famed artist’s suicide was actually a homicide. But on the night before the conference, an elderly French woman who’d promised to reveal important evidence is found head down in the village fountain, and her Chanel briefcase is nowhere to be seen.
Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden are coauthors of the mysteries Murder in Lascaux and The Body in Bodega Bay, the first two novels in the Nora Barnes and Toby Sandler Mystery series. They also coauthored the memoir A Castle in the Backyard: The Dream of a House in France and translated The Walnut Cookbook by Jean-Luc Toussaint. They are professors emeriti of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Long ago, Michael worked a summer as a waiter in Saint-Paul-de-Vence and fell in love with the village.