Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Unnatural Deaths

ORONO -- The University of Maine Franco American Centre has scheduled a reading Oct. 28 by author and attorney Robert G. Fuller, Jr., whose novel "Unnatural Deaths" takes place in a fictional Franco-American town in Maine with several Franco-American characters.

The reading at 2 p.m. at the Centre in Crossland Hall is free and public.

Fuller, a resident of Winthrop, will be introduced by Augusta attorney Severin Beliveau, a Distinguished Professor of Franco American Studies at the University of Maine and Honorary Consul for France. One of Fuller's main characters in his novel, Larry Pelletier, is modeled after Beliveau, who is a native of Rumford, Maine.

Unnatural Deaths is about a tenacious police detective who finds, during the investigation of a murder of a local businessman at a hunting camp deep in the Maine woods, that the killing may be related to two others on the East Coast. The investigation leads to a complex international business plot the detective must figure out with help from a well-connected lawyer and brother of the murdered businessman.

Fuller practiced law in Maine for about 35 years and served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy as a reserve officer. During his career, he developed extensive contacts among Maine trial lawyers and judges, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors and forensic analysts, all of which have contributed to the authentic flavor of this novel.

Additional information about Fuller and Unnatural Deaths is available on the website for the book at _.