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SIU-C Grad Set for Book Release Party at Longbranch

Leslie Conner

A book release party will be held Friday evening to celebrate a Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate's first published book.

Her name is Leslie Conner, and her mystery-thriller is titled 'Devil's Charm'.

The book follows Detective Lexie Garner as she investigates an unusual murder. The unusual case leads Garner to reject traditional police procedures to investigate a paranormal suspect.

Conner says shows like the X-Files and Supernatural influenced her to write a paranormal mystery novel.
Conner says this is the first book out of three released in the Detective Lexie Garner series.

She received her master's degree in English Literature from SIU-C and still lives in southern Illinois with her dog.

The book release party will start at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Longbranch Café in Carbondale.

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