Meet the Author with Claire Booth

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Please join us as Penny Manson interviews Capitol Crimes's President Claire Booth about her latest Sheriff Hank Worth novel, HOME FIRES. 

Branson Sheriff Hank Worth is one of the first on the scene of a mass casualty incident - a local fireworks warehouse has exploded, killing everyone inside. As over a dozen victims are pulled from the smoldering ruins, the painstaking identification process begins. 

Chief Deputy Sheila Turley returns early from medical leave to assist in the office, while Hank delves deeper into the increasingly complicated situation at the morgue. He discovers that the previous forensic pathologist was hasty at best and negligent at worst. What starts as an offhand request to look into the errors turns into a discovery that shakes Hank's world off its axis . . . 

With Hank secretly investigating his discovery at the morgue, his short-handed team is stretched to the brink as it investigates the cause of the explosion. Then a shocking revelation leaves Sheila and her fellow deputies scrambling for answers to an unexpected crime. Just what happened in the warehouse in the moments before the blast? Can they unravel the mysteries in time to save Branson from yet more heartbreak? And can Hank, adrift and alone, figure out what happened before it destroys everything he holds dear?

Claire Booth is a former journalist who still loves to ask questions. That’s why she loves the mystery community—everyone is happy to answer, and everyone has an interesting story. She currently enjoys finding out more about fellow Capitol Crimes members.

The sixth in her Sheriff Hank Worth series, HOME FIRES, is out now.

For more information about Claire, go to, or connect with her on Twitter/X: @clairebooth10; Facebook: @claireboothauthor; Instagram: @claire.booth10

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