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April 13, 2010

Writer creates a little mystery at libraries

PLAINFIELD — Local writer Tony Perona is trying to add a little mystery for readers, all while promoting his new release, Saintly Remains.

Perona is the author of the Nick Bertetto series. He is finishing up a 30-day adventure where he visited more than 100 libraries, at least one in all of Indiana’s 92 counties.

“This is my third book and I’m getting good reviews but a lot of people don’t know about me,” Perona said. “I know that there are avid mystery readers out there and I thought I should spread the word at the libraries.”

Saintly Remains was launched March 17. And 30 days later, there is a mystery to solve.

“What I did was leave an envelop of contest information at each library,” Perona said. “Then on April 15, when my book has been out for a month, I will have a riddle to solve on my website.”

He said the riddle will require readers to decipher information.

“It will be kind of fun, but not impossible,” Perona said. “Mystery readers should want a good challenge.”

The winner of the contest will have a character named after him or her in Perona’s next book. The library where the winner borrowed the book will receive $250 for new books.

Perona said it’s been more difficult to get to all the libraries that he anticipated.

“Indiana is a big state,” he said. “At first I thought I could easily get to 10 libraries in a day, but there’s no way. That is a lot of miles.

“But it’s been so neat. Some of the smaller places still have the old Carnegie libraries. The one in Attica, Ind., was the one I remember most. It was like I walked into 1905.”

He said the ceiling was original and had been beautifully preserved.

“Beyond the entrance, it’s a modern library,” he said. “And then you see the modern libraries. The one in Michigan City is all steel and glass.”

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