Learned Owl to host author Webb June 28

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Visit The Learned Owl June 28 from 1-3 p.m. to welcome Wendy Webb, author of "The Vanishing," a delightfully gothic mystery about a woman at her wit's end after the fraudulent business dealings and subsequent suicide of her husband leaves her penniless.

She has high hopes for a fresh start when she receives a job offer as caretaker for an elderly horror novelist at Havenwood, the family's Minnesota estate, but things quickly become unsettling and downright frightening. Webb is excellent at building suspense and throwing in a thought-provoking tease at the last minute.

Webb's other books are "The Tale of Halcyon Crane" and "The Fate of Mercy Alban." She is a career journalist and editor-in-chief of Duluth-Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly based in northern Minnesota.

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