Main Street Books is happy to announce the return of Ohio mystery writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins. He will be reading and discussing his latest in the series of Andy Hayes books, Fatal Judgment. Join us for a book talk on Friday, May 17 at 6pm.

About Andrew:

Andrew Welsh-Huggins covers criminal justice issues for The Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of six Andy Hayes mysteries featuring an ex-Ohio State and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned private eye.

With Akashic Books, he’s the editor of the short story anthology Columbus Noir, coming in 2020. Andrew’s short mystery fiction has appeared in Kings River Life, Down And Out Magazine, Tough and Mystery Weekly Magazine.

An expert on capital punishment, Andrew is also the author of two nonfiction books, No Winners Here Tonight (2009), the definitive history of Ohio’s death penalty, and Hatred at Home (2011), about one of the country’s first domestic terrorism cases.

About Fatal Judgment:

Judge Laura Porter fiercely guarded her privacy, and never more so than during her long-running—and long in the past—affair with disgraced quarterback-turned-private investigator Andy Hayes. Now she’s missing, disappeared just hours after she calls Andy out of the blue explaining she’s in trouble and needs his help.

A trail of clues leads Andy to a central Ohio swamp whose future lies in the judge’s hands as she weighs a lawsuit pitting environmentalists against developers. Soon Hayes encounters the case of another missing person, a young man who vanished without a trace in a different swamp two counties away. As he looks for links between the two disappearances, Hayes is led from Columbus to Cleveland, unearthing a history of secrets and betrayals threatening not just the judge but her family as well.

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