Bailey-Legacy of Lies Cover

The Giles County Public Library will host an author event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the Courthouse Gazebo featuring Robert Bailey, bestselling author of the McMurtrie and Drake series of legal thrillers.

Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey

Bailey will discuss his latest novel “Legacy of Lies,” which focuses on a character introduced in the McMurtrie and Drake series, Bocephus Haynes.

The novel is set in Pulaski and, though all the characters are strictly fictional, readers will recognize familiar locations in the region.

The book is dedicated to library volunteer, Giles County Commissioner, well-known local character and Bailey’s friend — the late Danny Ray Cobb. A lifelong lover of books, Cobb was also the owner of Cobb’s Book Corner.

After taking a creative writing course at Davidson College in North Carolina, where he achieved his Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Bailey started writing short stories. Several of his novels are set in the courtroom and for good reason, Bailey graduated from the University of Alabama in 1999 with a degree in JD, Juris Doctor.

Raised in the south, Bailey admits to its effect on his writing.

“Obviously, you write what you know, and I have lived my entire life in the South. I have always been drawn to southern literature and stories with a southern flare to them.”

Bailey works as a civil defense trial lawyer in his hometown of Huntsville, Ala. He and wife Dixie have three children.

The event is FREE to the public. For more information, call the library at 363-2720.

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