MANCHESTER -- In "Through the Evil Days," New York Times best-selling author Julia Spencer-Fleming raises the stakes for Russ and Clare, putting their new marriage, their unborn child, a missing teen, and their very own lives on the line.

She will be discussing her new book during an appearance at the Northshire Bookstore Friday, Feb. 14, starting at 7 p.m.

On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire. The extent of the tragedy isn't known until the next day, when the charred remains of a man and woman are recovered -- along with evidence showing they were shot execution style.

Julia Spencer-Fleming is the New York Times best-selling author of One Was A Soldier, and an Agatha, Anthony, Dilys, Barry, Macavity, and Gumshoe Award winner. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College and received her JD at the University of Maine School of Law. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Nero Wolfe, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards.

Julia lives in a 190-year-old farmhouse in southern Maine with her husband and three children.