Gary Guinn will be at Nightbird Books the afternoon of April 22nd with his new mystery novel, Sacrificial Lam, set in the Arkansas Ozarks. Gary was born and raised in Arkansas. He took his M.A. in English literature from the University of Arkansas, and finished the PhD at the University in 19-century British literature. I have always loved reading and occasionally thought about being a writer, but not until the middle of a career teaching literature at the college level did I begin seriously to write fiction and poetry. He is retired professor of literature and creative writing and resides in Siloam Springs.
When English professor Lam Corso receives a death threat at work, he laughs it off. A liberal activist teaching at a small Southern conservative college, he's used to stirring up controversy on campus. It's just part of the give and take of life. Even when violently attacked, Lam is convinced it has to be a mistake. He can't imagine anyone who would want to kill him for his beliefs.
When his home is broken into and his wife's business vandalized, Lam is forced to face facts. The police can't find a single lead. Lam's wife—a passionate anti-gun crusader—is outraged when Lam brings a gun into the house for protection. Left to their own devices, Lam and Susan must examine their marriage, faith, and values in the face of a carefully targeted attack from an assailant spurred into action by a different set of beliefs.