News Release

For immediate release - March 1, 2012

Festival of Reading Welcomes Mystery Maven C. S. Challinor

C.S. Challinor was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and was educated in Scotland (St. George's School for Girls, Edinburgh) and England (Lewes Priory, Sussex; University of Kent, Canterbury: Joint Honors Latin & French). She a member of the Authors Guild, New York, and now resides in Southwest Florida. She is the highly acclaimed author of the Rex Graves cozy mystery series featuring Rex Graves, Scottish barrister-sleuth. “If you’ve missed good, old-fashioned whodunits … this latest Rex Graves mystery (Murder on the Moor) is for you. Contemporary in setting but classic in style and voice, it’ll have you guessing to the very end.” 4 stars from RT Reviews

**STARRED** Review from Booklist: "The first installment in this new mystery series is a winner... At times, it seems we are playing Clue or perhaps enjoying a contemporary retelling of a classic Agatha Christie tale (And Then There Were None, or At Bertram’s Hotel) with a charming new sleuth. A must for cozy fans." Booklist (American Library Association)

Ms. Challinor will be appearing Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the City of Tavares Public Library Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. in the Lady Lake Public Library; and Saturday, March 31 at 11:15 a.m. in the W.T. Bland Public Library conducting a workshop titled Writing the whodunit!

Watch for information on participating authors every week. The complete schedule for the Festival of Reading including writing workshops and author events are posted on All programs are presented free to the public thanks to our sponsors Lake County Office of Economic Development and Tourism; SECO, HarperCollins Publishers; Raintree Books and the Florida Humanities Council.



Media contact:
Judy Buckland
Program Coordinator

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