Smart Bets: Brian Lee Knopp

A decade has passed since Fairview-based author Brian Lee Knopp self-published Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia. The acclaimed memoir chronicles the writer’s time as a licensed private investigator in Western North Carolina and the extreme lengths he went to get various jobs done. To celebrate the anniversary, he’s crafted a revised edition that, according to Knopp, “features a cover redesign, a new preface, a wonderful review by Charles Frazier, a bonus chapter with a story considered too dark to tell in the first edition — and many other surprises.” He’ll return to Malaprop’s on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., to read from the updated version and partake in a Q&A session facilitated by fellow local scribe Cecil Bothwell. Free to attend. Image courtesy of Knopp


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  1. Cecil Bothwell

    Hey, am also releasing my 12th book that night. Whether the world is ready or not. “Seize You on the Dark Side of the Moo” is my latest clump of short stories. First in line gets … the first book! Woot!

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