Author Rich Zahradnik to Speak at Beacon Library

Mystery novelist discusses writing

Rich Zahradnik

Rich Zahradnik

Join Poughkeepsie native Rich Zahradnik as he talks about his latest mystery novel, Last Words, on Saturday, June 13, at 1 p.m. at the Howland Public Library. The novel tells the tale of a low-rung, obituary-writing newsman, Coleridge Taylor, looking for a big story to be his big break.

Zahradnik will read excerpts from his novel and then talk a bit about how he came up with the characters and story line. Books will be on hand for sale and signing.

Zahradnik was a journalist for over 30 years, working at CNN, Bloomberg News and Fox Business Network. His next Coleridge Taylor mystery novel, Drop Dead Punk, will be released in August of this year. To learn more, go to his website,

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