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Zoom Book Launch with Alex Michaelides with Will Cathcart

June 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Charleston Library Society as we virtually welcome Alex Michaelides to celebrate the release of his second novel, “The Maidens” Tickets to this Zoom conversation are $35 and include a signed copy of THE MAIDENS shipped to you!

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The Charleston Library Society virtually welcomes best-selling author Alex Michaelides to celebrate the release of his second novel, The Maidens the week after its release. This Zoom conversation will cover all aspects of Alex’s work process and the excitement behind this highly-anticipated thriller. Alex will be in conversation with Charlestonian journalist & editor, Will Cathcart during this thrilling event.

Tickets are $35 for a signed book package with Zoom access. All ticket purchasers will receive an email from dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org on the afternoon of the event with the Zoom links and password. If you do not receive an email by 3:00pm, please call 843-723-9912.


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly).

Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.

Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge.

Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld?

When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything—including her own life.

Alex Michaelides was born and raised in Cyprus. He has a MA in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a MA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The Silent Patient was his first novel. It spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and sold in a record-breaking 49 countries. He lives in London.

Will Cathcart is a journalist and editor based in Tbilisi, Georgia, covering geopolitics and culture for The Daily Beast, CNN, Foreign PolicyGarden & Gun, Literary Hub, and others. He is a former media advisor to the president of Georgia. Will was a production consultant for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, a local producer for National Geographic’s Drugs, Inc., and a local producer for ITV’s On Assignment. His work has been featured in POLITICO’s PlaybookQuartz Weekend Brief “Five things that made us smarter,” and The Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. Will was born in Charleston, SC.


June 24, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm