Professor Donald Levin will be appearing at the 2012 Days of Books and Roses on April 21

day of books and rosesMarygrove College professor and author Donald Levin will be appearing at the 2013 Days of Books and Roses event at the Ferndale Library from noon until 5 pm on Sunday, April 21. He will be joining other Michigan authors selling and reading from their works and greeting the public as part of a community event for the Ferndale Library.

This is a perfect opportunity to hear him read (and pick up a copy) from his most recent book, Crimes of Love. Set in and around Ferndale, Crimes of Love follows police detective Martin Preuss on a frantic search for a seven-year-old girl who has disappeared from the streets of Ferndale. Fast-paced storytelling and keen insights into the weaknesses that beset the human heart make this first Martin Preuss mystery impossible to put down.

Elizabeth Sims, author of the Rita Farmer and Lillian Byrd series (and a former Detroiter), says “Crimes of Love delivers all the elements of a solid police procedural, including a missing child, a determined detective with a fractured heart, slimy suspects, and a surprising ending. I commend Don Levin for bringing realism to an outrageous story of love and violence.”

An award-winning fiction writer and poet, Ferndale resident Donald Levin is also the author of “The House of Grins” (1992), a novel; and two books of poetry, “In Praise of Old Photographs”  (2005) and “New Year’s Tangerine” (2007). He is currently working on a follow-up Martin Preuss mystery.

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