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University of Maine Law Alumnus Pens Gothic Novel Set in Portland

University of Maine Law Alumnus Kieran Shields ‘96 will be giving a talk about his new book, “The Truth of All Things” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the USM Portland Bookstore.  Copies of the book will be on sale after the talk.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact USM Tradebook Manager Barbara Kelly, at 780-4072.

“The Truth of All Things” follows newly appointed Deputy Marshal Archie Lean, who is called in to investigate a prostitute’s murder in Portland, Maine.  Lean soon discovers the murder is just one in a series of ritualized killings that are reminiscent of the Salem witch trials.  Lean must decipher the patterns and rituals of these murders before the killer can close in on his final victim.

Kieran Shields grew up in Portland.  He graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Maine School of Law.  He currently lives on the coast of Maine with his family.  “The Truth of All Things” is Shields’ first novel.

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The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields