The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson will be hosting an informal meet and greet with author Julia Keller on Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Afterward, continue the evening with an intimate, ticketed dinner with Keller at Rosewood Grille, 36 E. Streetsboro Road, Hudson. Tickets are $55 and include a three course dinner and a copy of her newest book, "Summer of the Dead." Tickets are limited, so call 330-653-2252 or come in today to reserve a copy.

Its high summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia--but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley--who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past.

In "Summer of the Dead," the third Keller mystery chronicling the journey of Bell Elkins and her return to her Appalachian hometown.

Keller was born and raised in West Virginia and now lives in Ohio. In her career as a journalist, she won the Pulitzer Prize for a three-part series she wrote for the Chicago Tribune about a small town in Illinois rocked by a deadly tornado.

For more information, contact the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252 or go to