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Hampton History Museum

Posted on: July 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] The Constitution Murders Author Event - Wednesday, August 15, Noon - 1 pm

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Join Hampton native, noted public historian and author Conover Hunt for “Turning History Into Mystery,” a discussion of her first novel “The Constitution Murders,” part of the Hampton History Museum’s free “Lunch in Time” series on Wednesday, August 15, noon-1 pm.

All along the East Coast, someone has evaded sophisticated security systems to break into thirteen of America’s most iconic historic sites. More puzzling, the intruders haven’t stolen anything from the landmarks. Instead, they’ve left behind pieces of a dismembered woman.

Hamilton Coles, a former CIA operative working in a special unit charged with protecting the nation’s most important historic monuments, is assigned to the case. He quickly enlists the help of his former lover, Cary Mallory. She’s a historian and antiques dealer who might be able to unravel the common denominator underlying the break-ins: they all have some relation to the US Constitution.

Who’s behind the break-ins, and what message, if any, is the murder meant to send? And could it be just a coincidence that the victim’s DNA reveals that she was related to Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar?

The Constitution Murders is a thrill ride that whisks readers across state lines and multiple continents as Coles and Mallory pursue the clue that will finally give them the answers they seek. But is it worth putting their own lives in jeopardy to learn the truth?

Bring a bag lunch--we'll have free dessert for you!

Conover Hunt
A native of Hampton, Conover Hunt, attended Sweet Briar College and received a BA, cum laude in Art History from Newcomb College at Tulane, where she was named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She received a MA in Early American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware in 1971.

Conover has curated or directed museums and historical agencies in Richmond,
Washington, D.C., Dallas, Philadelphia, and Hampton, and has consulted nationally to more than 50 cultural nonprofits in the areas of project management, fund raising, organizational development and strategic planning. She has won local, state and national awards, authored or coauthored ten books and participated in dozens of community organizations.

From 2007 to 2010 she served as Interim Executive Director, then Deputy Director of the Fort Monroe Federal Development Authority. She worked from 2011 to April 2018 for Soundscapes, a nonprofit after school intervention program for needy children in Newport News.

Conover lives at Buckroe Beach with her furry companion Ziggy. The Constitution Murders is her first novel.

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