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Local author meet and greet at Collinsville Library

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Nov. 22 marks the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.  Local author Timothy Fleming tackles this topic in his historical fiction book “The President’s Mortician.”

The President's Mortician by Tim Fleming. Published by Neverland Publishing

The President’s Mortician by Tim Fleming. Published by Neverland Publishing

A young man witnesses his neighbor’s gruesome murder and the woman’s husband is wrongly convicted of the crime.  As he grows older, Conrad “Con” Reese, Jr. tries to make amends for allowing an innocent man to be convicted.  Con identifies the real murderer with the help of a journalist friend and uncovers the murderer’s ties with the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.

Author Timothy Fleming will discuss his book, the writing process, and more during a presentation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center.  Fleming’s book will be on sale after the presentation.

Fleming is a St. Louis native and University of Missouri graduate. His first historical novel, “Murder Of An American Nazi,” was published in 2008. Fleming has had two short stories published in anthologies and his screenplay, “Boats Against The Current,” won honorable mention at the Skyfest Film Festival in 2011.

This is a free program; no registration is required.

The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is located at 408 West Main Street and is a member of the Mississippi Valley Library District.

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