Martin County Library System Press Releases

May 27, 2014

‘King’ of crime fiction to visit the Peter & Julie Cummings Library June 7

For immediate release: May 22, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-320-3205

Palm City, FL – Edgar-award winning author Jonathon King will be visiting the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave, Palm City, to present Literary Elements: On the Crime Scene with Jonathon King on Saturday, June 7 from 2 to 3pm. This event is part of the Martin County Library System’s Summer Reading Program.

Meet author Jonathon King and discover the elements that make South Florida the perfect crime scene for storytellers. It’s no mystery that cops and criminals in this state make the best-seller lists and prime-time news. Jonathon King is the creator of the Max Freeman crime series set in the Everglades and on the hard streets of urban South Florida. In his previous career as a journalist, he was a police and court reporter for 24 years with the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale and the Philadelphia Daily News.

In 2000 King spent two wintry months alone in a mountain cabin in North Carolina hiding out and writing the manuscript for The Blue Edge of Midnight which won the 2002 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American author. After writing three more novels in the series, King quit journalism and now writes full time in South Florida. His most recent work, Midnight Guardians, continues the Freeman series and is set in King’s beloved Everglades where he canoes and airboats and tromps about regularly.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at




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