An Evening with Author Rita Mae Brown

New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown will kick off her book tour in support of her new novel, A Nose for Justice, on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1944, Brown has produced a varied body of work. Her books include Hounded to Death, The Tell-Tale Horse, The Hounds and the Fury, Alma Mater, Six of One, Animal Magnetism and Rubyfruit Jungle, just to name a few.

In Brown’s new novel, city girl Mags flees New York City with canine companion in tow, a wirehaired dachshund named Baxter, to discover Nevada’s Wild West. Meanwhile, someone pipe-bombs Red Rock Valley’s pumping station, endangering the water supply and the sabotage is linked to a string of local murders. In her search to find out whodunit, Mags uncovers fascinating history about her great-aunt’s ranch, including an intriguing connection to Buffalo Bill.   

An Emmy-nominated screenwriter, Brown has rescued hundreds of cats, dogs, foxes and hounds, and has found homes for them. She enjoys American fox hunting and is the master of the Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club in Afton, Virginia.

This event is presented in conjunction with Ballantine Books. A book signing and reception will follow the talk. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 507-3459 or visit