Mystery author Rader-Day to speak at Carmel Clay Public Library


Murder, mystery and mayhem are coming to the Carmel Clay Public Library when author Lori Rader-Day stops by Aug. 15 to discuss her new book, “Under a Dark Sky,” at 6:30 p.m.

“Lori is compared to a modern day Agatha Christie,” said Liz Hamilton, CCPL Foundation director. “It’s a little bit of psychological thriller that makes you question what you believe. She really works on capturing insecurities and damaged relationships of ordinary women.”

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Rader-Day discovered Christie’s work at a young age in her hometown of Lebanon.

“When I was about 10 or 11, I had read everything in the children’s section of the public library, so they sent me up to the adult section,” Rader-Day said. “I was scared to pass by the big desk, so I turned before it into the first room and it was the mystery room. I found Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark there. Those are my first two mystery favorites.”

Rader-Day’s books have won several awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Award.

“The award is for traditional mysteries,” Rader-Day. “It’s usually a woman character with a normal life going on when something happens, usually a murder, and she is compelled to get involved and help solve the crime.”

Hamilton is confident Carmel residents will connect with Rader-Day’s personal story.

“It’s fun for our guests to hear from an author what a library meant to them and how it helped them succeed on their path to becoming an author,” Hamilton said.

Rader-Day will discuss the process of writing “Under a Dark Sky,” including where the idea came from, her research and how she wrote the book. The book will be released Aug. 7. To register for the event email [email protected] or call 317-814-3984.