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Reader’s Club presents murder mystery set in Silver City


“The Unmasking,” by Lynn C. Miller, is a murder mystery set at the secluded Oso Grande Lodge in Silver City, New Mexico. Did the dean of liberal arts embezzle university funds? Did his estranged wife have anything to do with his death? After all, she inherited $3 million. There’s also a kidnapping and a disappearance. And, you’ll learn about Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Virginia Woolf and other remarkable women.

Miller, who lives in Albuquerque’s North Valley, will discuss the book during a Zoom presentation by Readers of the Purple Sage of the Sage Branch of The Branigan Library. It will be held 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Send an email to sagelibrary@las-cruces.org for a Zoom invitation.

You can read the first four chapters of “The Unmasking” on amazon.com. Under books, search for “The Unmasking.” The book was published in August 2020.

Miller started writing at age 9, “typing in red ink on an Underwood typewriter” on a farm near Devils Lake, North Dakota, according to her website.

In addition to “The Unmasking,” Miller has written “The Day After Death,” “The Fool’s Journey” and “Death of a Department Chair.” She co-wrote “Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir” with Lisa Lenard-Cook.

Plays written by Miller have been produced nationally and internationally. She is also a performer and educator. Miller also is co-founder of the literary journal Bosque, which publishes the magazine ABQ Inprint and offers retreats, events and a critique group for writers.

Miller has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota in English and theater, a master’s degree from Northwestern University in performance studies and a doctorate from the University of Southern California in communication and performance. She has taught writing and performance at Penn State University, USC and the University of Texas at Austin, where she was professor of theater and dance.

Miller has won numerous awards for writing and performance.

The Unmasking, Lynn C. Miller, Purple Sage