CAMP Rehoboth is excited to once again partner with the History Book Festival. This year, CAMP Rehoboth will partner on Lev AC Rosen’s The Bell in the Fog, with a presentation planned for September 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. While Rosen’s first book, Lavender House, is available for purchase now, The Bell in the Fog will not hit stores until October 10. That marks Rosen’s presentation as an exclusive first look! The presentation will be in conversation with Sujata Massey.
The festival runs September 29 through October 1 across various venues in Lewes. Check out historybookfestival.org for the full lineup.
About the Book
The Bell in the Fog, a dazzling historical mystery by Lev AC Rosen, asks―once you have finally found a family, how far would you go to prove yourself to them?
San Francisco, 1952. Detective Evander “Andy” Mills has started a new life for himself as a private detective―but his business hasn’t exactly taken off. It turns out that word spreads fast when you have a bad reputation, and no one in the queer community trusts him enough to ask an ex-cop for help.
When James, an old flame from the war who had mysteriously disappeared, arrives in his offices above the Ruby, Andy wants to kick him out. But the job seems to be a simple case of blackmail, and Andy’s debts are piling up. He agrees to investigate, despite everything it stirs up.
The case will take him back to the shadowy, closeted world of the Navy, and then out into the gay bars of the city, where the past rises up to meet him, like the swell of the ocean under a warship. Missing people, violent strangers, and scandalous photos that could destroy lives are a whirlpool around him, and Andy better make sense of it all before someone pulls him under for good.