p>Leaving behind the stress of being the highest-ranking woman in the Kansas City Police Department, Marquitta "Skeet" Bannion looks forward to the relative tranquility of running the police force on a peaceful college campus.
That is, until the editor of the student newspaper is found murdered and the clues lead Bannion to some of the most powerful individuals in the university community.
Linda Rodriguez discusses her debut novel Every Last Secret on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Local author Rodriguez gives us a half-Cherokee sleuthing heroine who bears comparison to Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawsky and Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon.
"Every Last Secret offers that rare and startling thing in the universe of thrillers: a truly fresh voice," writes novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard. "Rodriguez's tale spares nothing. Skeet is an all-too-human heroine, and we just want more, more, more."
Every Last Secret is the winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel competition. Rodriguez, a Kansas City resident, has published two books of poetry, Skin Hunger and Heart's Migration, and is the author of The "I Don't Know How to Cook" Book Mexican. She is the winner of the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence, the Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, and the Midwest Voices and Visions Award.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online  or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.
This event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books.