Join author Andrew Welsh-Huggins as he celebrates the publication of The Third Brother (April 2018, Ohio University Press), his fifth novel featuring the adventures of private eye Andy Hayes, an ex-Ohio State quarterback turned investigator on the mean streets of Columbus, Ohio. Welsh-Huggins is a featured author at the 2018 Ohioana Festival.
In his latest outing, Hayes is hired by the Somali community to find a missing teenager, Abdi Mohamed, who vanishes without a trace and is accused of plotting a terror attack in his adopted hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Soon Andy is fending off fed-up FBI agents and dueling with a mysterious foe with links to the white supremacist movement. As he draws ever closer to the truth behind Mohamed’s disappearance, Hayes stumbles onto a conspiracy that could put hundreds of lives in danger, including his own two boys. Welsh-Huggins will read from his new book, talk about his writing process, and discuss the impact of his journalism day job on his novels. Afterward, he'll take questions before signing copies of The Third Brother.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins covers criminal justice issues for The Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of four other Andy Hayes mysteries: Fourth Down and Out, Slow Burn, Capitol Punishment, and The Hunt, as well as nonfiction books on the death penalty and domestic terrorism. His short story, "The Murderous Type," won the 2017 Al Blanchard prize for best New England short crime fiction.