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Author Visit by Mary Angela

The Vermillion Public Library and the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival will be hosting Sioux Falls author Mary Angela, who will be talking about her published book series, Professor Prather Mystery series. The program will take place Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 pm.

Register online at to get the Zoom link and let us know if you plan on attending in person or virtually! This program will be held in person at the Vermillion Public Library, in the Kozak Room.

An Act of Murder Book synopsis:

In the sleepy college town of Copper Bluff, South Dakota, English professor Emmeline Prather is enjoying the start of a new semester. But when one of her students dies working on the fall musical, it disrupts life on the small, quiet campus. Although the police rule the death accidental, Prof. Prather has good reason to suspect foul play.

 Unmasking the murderer proves much more challenging than finding dangling participles, so Em recruits fellow English professor Lenny Jenkins for assistance.

Together, they comb the campus and vicinity for clues, risking their reputations and possibly their jobs. After an intruder breaks into Em’s house, Lenny advises caution—and perhaps a change of address.

Em, on the other hand, is all the more determined to forge ahead, convinced they’re on the brink of an important breakthrough.

An Act of Murder is the first book in the mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Professor Prather.

For questions email [email protected] or call 605-677-7060. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. We are open Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm, Fridays 8 am to 6 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm, and Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm.