Un­der­cover agent be­gins fall Books and Au­thors se­ries

Starkville Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By SARAH RAINES life@starkvilledai­lynews.com

The fall lineup is set for the Friends of the Starkville Li­brary’s up­com­ing Books and Au­thors events, and the se­ries will kick off Thurs­day at 11:30 a.m. with Mis­sis­sippi au­thor Char­lie Spillers.

Re­fresh­ments will be served at the Starkville Pub­lic Li­brary dur­ing the free event and Spillers will dis­cuss his book “Con­fes­sions of an Un­der­cover Agent: Ad­ven­tures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Dou­ble Life.”

Spillers’ book is a mem­oir of his ca­reer, from work­ing at the Ba­ton Rouge Po­lice Depart­ment to the Mis­sis­sippi Bu­reau of Nar­cotics, and later as a fed­eral prose­cu­tor.

“Con­fes­sions of an Un­der­cover Agent” was rec­og­nized by Ama­zon as the No. 1 New Re­lease na­tion­wide of law en­force­ment me­moirs and bi­ogra­phies af­ter its re­lease in 2016. It has also been on the Clar­ion Ledger’s weekly Top 10 Best­Selling Books in Mis­sis­sippi list and was nom­i­nated by the Mis­sis­sippi Institute of Arts and Let­ters for the 2016 award for Best Non­fic­tion Book.

“We are very ex­cited about host­ing Char­lie Spillers at the first fall Books and Au­thors event,” Friends of the Li­brary pres­i­dent Sue Minchew said. “He is an out­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual who has led an in­ter­est­ing life which he has cap­tured in his fas­ci­nat­ing book.”

The next Books and Au­thors event is sched­uled for Oct. 12. It will fea­ture John Marsza­lek, who will dis­cuss “The Per­sonal Me­moirs of Ulysses S. Grant: the Com­plete An­no­tated Edi­tion.”

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