Twenty-year Southborough resident and award-winning mystery author, Steve Ulfelder, will discuss his new novel “Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage” at the Southborough Library on Thursday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m.
The novel is fourth is Ulfelder’s award-winning Conway Sax series, mysteries set in the Metrowest area. It follows protagonist Conway Sax, a part-time racecar driver, part-time private eye and full-time recovering alcoholic.
A summary of the novel follows:
Conway Sax is a man on a mission-this time in Los Angeles, where he uses his race-driving experience in a desperate bid to rescue Kenny Spoon, a washed-up TV star who’s been kidnapped. It’s a favor for Kenny’s mother Eudora, Conway’s dear friend and a fellow member of the Barnburners, his tight-knit maverick AA group.
After hauling Kenny back to Massachusetts, Conway finds himself caught between Eudora and her two sons: Kenny, and Harmon, a cop who resents his talented, troubled half-brother. Each member of the Spoon family distrusts and even despises the others, it seems… and each has a past full of dark secrets that may explain why.
Meg Gardiner, New York Times bestselling author of ” The Shadow Tracer” said,
“Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage is tough and full of heart, just like its hero, Conway Sax. It’s fast-paced, hard-edged, and so authentic that you can almost feel the grit beneath your fingernails.”
The Associated Press recently said about Ulfelder’s novel:
“Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage solidifies Ulfelder’s place as one of the best crime novelists to come out of Masachusetts since Dennis Lehane.”
The series includes Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar) nominated award for Best First Mystery in 2012, “Purgatory Chasm” followed by “The Whole Lie,” “Shotgun Lullaby” and most recent “Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage.”
Ulfelder is co-owner of Bellingham based Flatout Motorsports, a company that builds race cars.
The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Southborough Library. It’s free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Southborough Library at (508) 485-5031.