Rick Neumayer in conversation with Sena Jeter Naslund

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Friday, October 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

UPDATE: This event has been switched to an online event! Thanks for your flexibility. Rick Neumayer will be broadcasting from the store, so be sure to order copies of his books (scroll down) so he can sign them for you!

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Despite his debut novel being released in the thick of a tumultuous year, Rick Neumayer is back on the horse! We are proud to present the debut of his second novel, Hotwalker, as Sena Jeter Naslund joins him in conversation.

Hotwalker is a contemporary murder mystery debut in a classic vein: introducing private eye Jim Guthrie in this gripping first crime novel by Rick Neumayer. When a Guatemalan groom's body is found on the backside after the Kentucky Derby, police are stymied by the distrust of immigrant workers. Then the victim's son makes the sleuth an offer he can't refuse, plunging Guthrie into an alien world of danger, violence, and beautiful women. Rick Neumayer is a fresh voice in American detective fiction and his Hotwalker novel is one you don't want to miss.

Journeyman tells a timeless tale of youth striving to define not only itself but the world it inhabits. Who lives and who dies and why? What new and old values to reject or embrace-and at what point in the journey? A journeyman in earlier lingo was a tradesman who was no longer an apprentice but not yet a master of his trade. This honest, funny, and heartbreaking novel delivers everything a reader could wish for in the way of action, characters who are convincing and engaging, and ideas worth pondering.

 

Rick Neumayer's debut novel, Journeyman, was published in September 2020 by Fleur de Lis Press. Rick has also published short fiction in many literary magazines, and three of his full-length Broadway-style musical collaborations have been produced. A career teacher, he has had a wide variety of experiences, including working as a newspaper reporter, book reviewer, literary magazine editor, and singer in rock bands. He is a Louisville native and resident with degrees from Spalding University (MFA), University of Louisville (MA), and Western Kentucky University (BA). 

Sena Jeter Naslund is an American writer. She has published seven novels and two collections of short fiction. Her 1999 novel, Ahab's Wife, and her 2003 novel, Four Spirits, were each named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781942856870
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Published: Literary Wanderlust - October 1st, 2021

A contemporary murder mystery debut in a classic vein: introducing private eye Jim Guthrie in this gripping first crime novel by Rick Neumayer. When a Guatemalan groom's body is found on the backside after the Kentucky Derby, police are stymied by the distrust of immigrant workers.


Journeyman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996012041
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Published: Louisville Review Corp. and Fleur-de-Lis Pres - September 8th, 2020

Rick Neumayer's Journeyman tells a timeless tale of youth striving to define not only itself but the world it inhabits. Who lives and who dies and why? What new and old values to reject or embrace-and at what point in the journey? A journeyman in earlier lingo was a tradesman who was no longer an apprentice but not yet a master of his trade.


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When a Guatemalan groom's body is found on the backside after the Kentucky Derby, police are stymied by the distrust of immigrant workers.