August Snow

by Stephen Mack Jones

About the Book

Living and working in Detroit, August Snow is the son of a Mexican American mother and African American father. As a detective with Detroit’s police force, August gets pushed out of his job by corrupt politicians and cops. He fights back and wins a $12 million dollar settlement against the city, taking down the mayor and the entire corrupt police department.

Leaving the debacle and his newfound enemies behind, August returns to his childhood home in Detroit’s Mexicantown. It’s not long before he’s thrown back into detective work by Eleanore Paget, a powerful business tycoon from ritzy Grosse Pointe Estates. She wants him to investigate suspicious events at her privately run bank, but August turns her down. A day later, Paget is found dead in her home. Her death is deemed a suicide by authorities, a conclusion August doesn’t trust for a second.

The search for Paget’s murderer drags August into the web of Detroit’s most dangerous crooks and international criminals. August Snow is a fast-paced tale of murder and greed in a city rife with both the prosperous and the poor.

About the Author

Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, an award-winning playwright, and a recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and currently lives in Farmington Hills, outside of Detroit. He worked in advertising and marketing communications for a number of years before turning to fiction. August Snow is his first novel. In 2019, the second book in the August Snow thriller series will be released.

Related Events

An Evening with Stephen Mack Jones

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE

Michigan Notable Book author, Stephen Mack Jones will discuss his first novel, August Snow, and his experience of writing in many different genres: poetry, plays, and novels. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Lost to Time: 20 Detroiters You’ve Never Heard Of

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:30 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE

Introducing 20 Detroiters whose names have been lost to time. When they were alive, everyone in town knew their name. They were heroes and geniuses, teachers and merchants, drunks and scoundrels. Each played a notable role that was recognized locally, nationally, and even around the world. Yet today, most Detroiters don’t know of their fame. Join Joel Stone, senior curator of the Detroit Historical Society, to learn more about the unknown Who’s Who of Detroit’s 300 year history.

Supermercado Tour

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
Rodriguez Supermarket – 1428 Grandville Ave SW

Have you ever wondered how to cook with tomatillos or cactus? Are you looking for just the right blend of spices to season your Latin recipes? Join us for a guided tour of the award-winning Rodriguez Supermarket and discover authentic Mexican ingredients to use in your next meal. Staff will share their knowledge about many products, including items from the meat counter, produce, and the bakery. Space is limited.

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