Date & Time: November 10, 2022 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom

Please join us for an evening with author Nelson DeMille.

The next event in our Great Books, Great Conversations series will be in person and features best-selling author Nelson DeMille. He is known for his thrillers, many of which—such as Gold Coast and Plum Island—take place in Nassau and Suffolk counties and feature locales Long Islanders will recognize. His new book, The Maze brings back DeMille’s beloved detective John Corey and is based on the actual and still unsolved Gilgo Beach murders. Join us for what is sure to be a thrilling event.

This Great Books, Great Conversations event will be hosted by Jacqueline Jones LaMon, JD, MFA, professor, writer, and vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Evening Schedule

  • Cocktail Reception: 6:00 pm
  • Discussion: 7:00 pm
  • Book Sale and Signing: 8:00 pm

About The Maze

Nelson DeMille’s Latest in the Detective John Corey series:

In his dazzling #1 bestseller, Plum Island, Nelson DeMille introduced readers to NYPD Homicide Detective John Corey, who we first meet sitting on the back porch of his uncle’s waterfront estate on Long Island, convalescing from wounds incurred in the line of duty. A visit from the local Chief of Police results in the legendary Detective Corey becoming involved in the investigation of the murders of a married couple who were scientists at the top-secret biological research facility on Plum Island.

Fast forward through six more bestselling John Corey novels and The Maze opens with Corey on the same porch, but now in forced retirement from his last job as a federal agent with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Corey is restless and looking for action, so when his former lover, Detective Beth Penrose, appears with a job offer, Corey has to once again make some decisions about his career—and about reuniting with Beth Penrose.

Inspired by, and based on the actual and still unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, The Maze takes the reader on a dangerous hunt for an apparent serial killer who has murdered nine—and maybe more—women and hidden their bodies in the thick undergrowth on a lonely stretch of beach.

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This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Harrison

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