Ginny Fite To Hold Book Reading at Four Seasons Books

Ginny Fite will read from her latest dark Detective Sam Lagarde mystery, Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder, released February 10 by Black Opal Books, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

The novel follows Lagarde as he solves the murder of Harold Munson, a Jefferson County real estate broker found dead in his car from gunshot wounds. From West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle to the Capital Beltway, Lagarde doggedly pursues leads that reveal not only the killer but medical research fraud.

Fite is an award-winning writer and editor. Cromwell’s Folly and No Good Deed Left Undone were the first two books in the Lagarde trilogy published by Black Opal Books. Fite’s other works include What Goes Around and I Should Be Dead by Now (And Other Postmenopausal Lamentations), and the poetry collections The Pearl Fisher and Throwing Caution. She is also a member of Thriller Writers of America, the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime and The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md.

Her diverse 30-year career in communications runs from stints in journalism—as lifestyle editor of The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, editorial manager of (part of Discovery Communications) in Bethesda, executive editor for women’s health for Phillips Communications in Potomac, editor of the Gazette Newspapers in Frederick, and contributor to Frederick Magazine and The Arundel Observer—to press secretary for then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski and media director for General Dynamics Robotic Systems in Westminster, Md.

Fite’s next public appearances after Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Feb. 24 include Winchester Book Gallery in Winchester, Va., on March 3 at 2 p.m.; Charles Town Library in Charles Town, W.Va., on March 10 at 2 p.m., and South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point, W.Va., on March 18 at 3 p.m., where she will address the library’s book club. She will also participate in a Chesapeake Chapter Sisters in Crime author panel at the Hamilton Branch Library in Baltimore on May 17. Updates can be found online at or her Facebook author page.