Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Phillip DePoy, Author of New Historical Mystery Novel “The King James Conspiracy,” to Appear at Fayette County Public Library

Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 p.m.

Multi-talented Atlanta author Phillip DePoy returns to the Fayette County Public Library on Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 p.m. to read from and talk about his new novel, “The King James Conspiracy.” Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.

“The King James Conspiracy” is set in 1605 England. The story hinges on an intricate and murderous plot to suppress the creation of the King James Bible. Although the story is fictional, it features numerous real-life historical figures. New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry (“The Venetian Betrayal”) has said “‘The King James Conspiracy’ is smart, detailed, and highly entertaining. The story resonates, blending myth with reality, tragedy with triumph, and history with passion into a compelling tale. Phillip DePoy clearly knows what he’s doing.” Booklist compares the novel to Umberto Eco’s contemporary classic “The Name of the Rose,” calling “The King James Conspiracy” “a splendid mixture of history and mystery, with vibrant characters and some solid twists and turns.”

Phillip DePoy is the author of ten novels (in two critically acclaimed mystery series featuring Atlanta private eye Flap Tucker and North Georgia folklorist Fever Devilin), two published plays, and 37 theatre pieces that have seen production throughout the United States. His stage adaptation of “Easy,” the first Flap Tucker novel, received the 2003 Edgar Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America. “Too Easy” was a finalist for the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award in 1999. Mr. DePoy is currently director of theatre at Clayton State University.

The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways #85 and #54. For additional information, please contact the library at 770-461-8841.
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