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The public is invited to a talk by Cal Clark, author of “The Black Angels,” on Thursday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

“The Black Angels” is a mystery novel that takes place in the 1950s. The book begins with the murder of a well-respected judge. The suspect is the judge’s daughter, Carrie. Police officials circumvent their own investigators and have her committed to the Elm Hill Psychiatric Hospital for Women, instead of being arrested. However, Carol Mason, Director of Nursing, spots several clues which indicate that Carrie may be innocent and that people in the hospital are involved in a cover up. She works to solve the murder and uncover Elm Hill's dark secrets with an informal team of associates who call themselves the "Black Angels." 

Cal Clark is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Auburn University.  He received his PhD from the University of Illinois and previously taught at the University of Wyoming, New Mexico State University, and Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. While “The Black Angels” is his first work of fiction, he has authored or edited 25 academic books.

The event is free, open to the public and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St., Auburn. The historic 1847 Scott-Yarbrough house, known as Pebble Hill, will be open for tours from 3-4 p.m.

For more information on the program, call 844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah