Hanahan Library’s Mystery Book Club Hosts South Carolina Author, C. Hope Clark

The Mystery Book Club of the Hanahan Library is excited to announce award winning South Carolina author, C. Hope Clark, will be joining them at their August 9th meeting. C. Hope Clark is a freelance writing expert, author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series, the Edisto Island Mystery Series, and editor of FundsforWriters.com, a weekly newsletter service that reaches 40,000+ writers.

The Book Club will host C. Hope Clark to discuss her first book, Lowcountry Bribe, the first in the Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Set in rural Charleston County, Lowcountry Bribe introduces readers to Carolina Slade, a smart, focused, sometimes over-thinking woman who feels safe in the bureaucratic world of the U.S. Department of Agriculture . . . until she’s offered a bribe . . . from a hog farmer.

Lowcountry Bribe‘s opening chapter took first place in the Phillip Mangelsdorf Award, third place in 2009 Alabama Writer’s Conclave Competition and honorable mention in The Writing Show Chapter Competition 2009 as judged by bestselling mystery author C. J. Box. The chapter also made top three finalist status of the 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense sponsored by Romance Writers of America. The novel enjoyed semi-finalist status (top 100 out of 10,000) in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. In August 2012, Lowcountry Bribe won The Silver Falchion Award at Killer Nashville Conference for mystery writers. In March 2013, Lowcountry Bribe won in the Mystery category at the 2013 EPIC e-Book Awards, and Tidewater Murder followed suit winning the Mystery category at the 2014  EPIC e-Book Awards.

C. Hope Clark is published by Bell Bridge Books.

This program is funded by a grant from the SC Humanities.