J. Stephen Beam -  The Death Letter - September 26


Mississippi author J. Stephen Beam will sign copies of his acclaimed first novel, The Death Letter at The Garden District Book Shop at 6:00 p.m. First edition signed copies will be available for purchase at the event.

A humble, unassuming war hero from a tiny town in northeast Mississippi, Jesse Thomas has dealt with a lot in his short life, including the untimely death of his beloved parents in a fatal automobile crash. What has Jesse perplexed is that no one even talks any more about his wife, Mary, who went missing more than a year ago. Once Jesse himself was cleared of the crime by state investigators and the local sheriff, it’s as if Mary never existed. The one clue investigators found was the remains of Mary’s dog. Although no one in law enforcement seems to find the discovery important, Jesse thinks it matters a lot. 

A fast-paced, atmospheric thriller absolutely submerged in the lives of small-town Mississippians, The Death Letter introduces novelist J. Stephen Beam, a natural-born storyteller whose debut is a worthy addition to Mississippi’s rich literary legacy.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

The Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130