Retired Long Beach City College professor and former Grunion Gazette columnist Wendy Hornsby is releasing her next mystery this week, and will be in town Saturday to talk about it.

"A Bouquet of Rue" is the 12th book in the Maggie MacGowen series, following a Southern Californian documentary filmmaker turned sleuth. the series has moved from A California setting to France.

Hornsby has published 14 novels and three collections of short stories. She published her first book in 1989.

Hornsby's books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites and all major bookstores. Saturday, she will appear at 3 p.m. for a reading at Gatsby Books, 5535 E Spring St.

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Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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