Join local author Julie Weston as she reads from her new novel, Moonshadows.
The Wood River Valley before it was Sun Valley!
Nellie Burns, photographer, leaves Chicago in the early 1920s to find adventure and a career in the West. She lands in Ketchum, Idaho, armed with her large format camera. After photographing moonshadows on snow, she stumbles onto a not quite deserted house and a black dog she names Moonshine. She also discovers and photographs a dead body. When the body disappears and her negatives are stolen, she joins the chase to solve the mystery and find her negatives. Rosy, a one-eyed miner, reluctantly guides her in the search. Moonshine joins in as Nellie’s guardian.
A Basque sheriff crosses words and actions with Nellie. A sheep rancher with a particular dislike of Rosy and the sheriff charges Nellie with interference. The last Chinese residents in town suspect Nellie herself of murder. Nellie’s impulsive nature brings her to a second body, a near drowning, an explosion in a darkroom, and terror in a mine.
Moonshadows is a taut and enigmatic historical mystery with passionate characters, each hiding a secret. Set against wintry small towns and back country Idaho, Nellie’s and Moonshine’s explorations reveal a web of revenge, opium addiction, obsessive love and loss, and a haunting story of devotion.
More info about Julie and Moonshadows: http://www.juliewweston.com