‘Murder Among Friends’ Anthology to be Released May 7

A number of local and regional authors will be on hand Sunday afternoon, May 7, at Whittier Birthplace, to sign and sell copies of “Murder Among Friends,” a new anthology of stories inspired by poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

As they did last year with the release of the anthology, “Snowbound with Zombies,” editor David Goudsward and authors donated their works. Contributors include Amesbury’s Edith Maxwell, “Murder in the Summer Kitchen;” Pete Rawlik, “On the Black Ice;” Victoria Weisfeld, “The Flock;” Ken Faig, “The Goodwife and the Bookseller;” David Bernard, “The Death Clock;” Susan Oleksiw, “Miss Larcom Meets the Neighbors;” Kristi Petersen Schoonover, “Cricket in the Wall;” Gregory L. Norris, “Antiques;” Rock Neelly, “Cane Fishing;” Judi Calhoun, “Exposed for Murder;” and D.G. Critchley, “Skeleton on the Ski Lift.”

Those expected to sign books and participate in readings are Goudsward, Norris, Calhoun, Maxwell and Oleksiw. Authors will also sell some of their other titles.

Besides the new works, “Murder Among Friends” includes classic entries from John Greenleaf Whittier, “The Murdered Lady” and “A Mother’s Revenge;” William Cullen Bryant, “The Murdered Traveller;” Lucy Larcom, “The Murderer’s Request;” and Celia Thaxter, “A Memorable Murder.”

All sales proceeds from “Murder Among Friends” benefit Whittier Birthplace of Haverhill.

Authors will assemble between 1 and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at Whittier’s shoe shop, on the grounds of Whittier Birthplace, 305 Whittier Road, Haverhill.