Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden launch their new mystery, "Body in Bodega Bay"

Friday, May 16th

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

The Body in Bodega BayMichael Hinden and Betsy Drain. Photo credit Hari Rorlich.

Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden are coauthors of the mystery novel Murder in Lascaux and of the memoir A Castle in the Backyard: The Dream of a House in France, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press. They also translated and edited The Walnut Cookbook by Jean-Luc Toussaint. They are professors emeriti of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Life in Bodega Bay on the rugged, foggy coast of northern California has been pretty quiet since Alfred Hitchcock filmed The Birds there. But antiques dealer Toby Sandler learns that his new business partner Charlie has been found dead on an abandoned boat in the harbor. When the local sheriff discovers that Charlie’s newly acquired Hitchcock artifacts and a painting of an angel are missing, he enlists Toby and his wife, Nora Barnes, an art historian, in the investigation.