Greg Iles to visit Greenwood with ‘Cemetery Road’

The New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles will stop in Greenwood Thursday while touring with his new book, “Cemetery Road.”

Iles will be at Turnrow Books at 5:30 p.m. to sign copies of and speak about his new thriller.

“Cemetery Road” was released Tuesday.

Iles, who resides in Natchez, followed up his bestselling Natchez Burning trilogy success with a tale of friendship, betrayal and secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.

When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at 18, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, he is forced to return home.

His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes.

The Bienville community is rocked by a couple of homicides. As a journalist, Marshall knows all too well how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage investigations. He soon joins forces with his high school sweetheart, Jet, to begin digging into both murders.

Iles is a 1983 graduate of the University of Mississippi. His first novel, “Spandau Phoenix,” a thriller about war criminal Rudolf Hess, was published in 1993 and became a New York Times bestseller. Iles went on to write 10 bestselling novels.

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