the last of the swindlers

Gardening expert Peter Loewer will present his new book, “The Last of the Swindlers” at the Jackson County Public Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The author of more than two dozen books on gardening and garden design, Loewer now turns his pen to the genre of a small-town murder mystery.

“The Last of the Swindlers” follows New York book editor Oliver Swindler as he returns to his hometown as editor of the local newspaper, The Fernglade Republican.

Within a day of his arrival he encounters murder, fraud, deceit and corruption and as soon as Oliver begins to solve one mystery, another layer of crime emerges.