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Standley Lake Library to host local author Emily Littlejohn


Standley Lake Library is excited to host local author Emily Littlejohn on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., as she discusses her debut novel, Inherit the Bones

About the book: 

Secrets and lies can’t stay buried forever in Cedar Valley.

In the summer, hikers and campers pack the small Colorado town’s meadows and fields. And in the winter, skiers and snowboarders take over the mountains. Season by season, year after year, time passes and the lies, like the aspens and evergreens that surround the town, take root and spread deep.

Now, someone has uncovered the lies, and it is his murder that continues a chain of events that began almost forty years ago. Detective Gemma Monroe’s investigation takes her from the seedy grounds of a traveling circus to the powerful homes of those who would control Cedar Valley’s future.

Six-months pregnant, with a partner she can’t trust and colleagues who know more than they’re saying, Gemma tracks a killer who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried.


About the Author:

Emily lives in a growing suburb outside Denver, Colorado, with her husband Chris and an assortment of beasts: Brooklyn and Sadie, her dogs, and Abbey and Tobey, her two cats. 

She wrote Inherit the Bones over the course of two years, in the evenings and on the weekends because of her fascination with all things mystery, horror, and the macabre. Bones was inspired by a vision she had of a clown, found dead, in full costume, when she wondered who was the man behind the make-up?