Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia
Brian Lee Knopp will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, February 8th at 3 p.m. His book, Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia is a fearless, take-no-prisoners account of P.I. culture, an unforgettable portrait of personal loss and failure, and a blistering ride through the heart of Southern Appalachia. This revised 2nd Edition features a cover redesign, a new preface, a superb review by Charles Frazier, a bonus chapter with a story considered too dark to tell in the 2009 edition, and other surprises!
Brian Lee Knopp is a retired private investigator who provided legal support investigations to civil and criminal attorneys for over thirty years. A graduate of the John E. Reid Technique, the country’s preeminent interview, and interrogation program, Knopp held state certifications as both a capital case investigator and a sentence mitigation specialist. He wrote the 2009 best-selling memoir Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia (Cosmic Pigbite Press). He also created and contributed to the collaborative novel Naked Came the Leaf Peeper (Burning Bush Press 2011). Knopp taught composition at Warren Wilson College and nonfiction writing for The Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC-Asheville. His nonfiction work has appeared in Stoneboat Journal, WNC Magazine, Now & Then, and The Great Smokies Review. His book reviews, essays, and poems have been published in several regional magazines and anthologies. He lives somewhere in the mountains near Asheville with his own pittie, Odin.
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