Book Launch Party Scheduled for May 3

The book launch party for Donald Levin’s new novel, The Baker’s Men, will be held at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale from 2 pm till 4 pm on Saturday, May 3. The event is free and open to the public.

Levin will read from the book and sign copies, which will be available for purchase. Wine and cheese and other refreshments will be served.

The second fast-paced mystery in the Martin Preuss series, The Baker’s Men finds Ferndale Police detective Martin Preuss called to investigate a savage shooting at a local business late one Easter Sunday evening. Was it a random burglary gone bad? A cold-blooded execution linked to Detroit’s drug trade? Most frightening of all, is there a terrorist connection with the Iraqi War vets who work at the store?

Struggling with these questions, frustrated by the dizzying uncertainties of the case and hindered by the treachery of his own colleagues who scheme against him, Preuss is drawn into a whirlwind of greed, violence, and revenge that spans generations across metropolitan Detroit.

An award-winning fiction writer and poet, Donald Levin is also the author of Crimes of Love (2011), the first Martin Preuss mystery; The House of Grins (1992), a novel; and two books of poetry, In Praise of Old Photographs (2005) and New Year’s Tangerine (2007). He is dean of the faculty at Marygrove College in Detroit and lives in Ferndale.

Lawrence Street Gallery is an artist association showcasing Michigan fine art since 1987. The gallery is located at 22620 Woodward Avenue, Suite A, Ferndale, MI 48220. For information on the gallery, call 248-544-0394 or visit their website,


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