Wine, mystery combine at Tryon’s The Bottle on Saturday

Published 8:00 am Friday, October 19, 2018

The public will have a chance to meet Edgar Award-winning mystery author Phillip De Poy at The Bottle from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday for a reading from his latest Foggy Moskowitz mystery, “Icepick.” 

The event is sponsored by The Book Shelf and the Lanier Library.

“We thought it would be a nice way to end Phillip’s day with us at the library, where he will have led a writing workshop as part of the Lanier Mystery Festival.  And to share him with readers as well as writers,” said Amber Keeran, Lanier Library director.  “We talked with Penny Padgett at the Bookshelf and she organized the rest!  There will be wine and cheese and the chance to chat with a prolific and award-winning mystery author. We hope folks will join us for a fun and interesting hour.”

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De Poy is the author of 20 mysteries and 47 plays, one of which won the Edgar Award.

He lives in Georgia, and has a background in Appalachian folklore and theater. He attributes his path in life to his grandmother, who lived with his family after her release from the mental institution. 

The interview he gave to Gloria Underwood, Mystery Festival chair, can be found on the Lanier website,

The Book Shelf will have copies of “Icepick” for signing at the event. 

– Submitted by Clare O’Sheel