Are you ready to get “An Education in Murder?”
Author Patty Joy will be signing her book by that name Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m. at The Book Rack, 4764 Elmore Ave, Davenport.
While homeschooling her five children in her small town, Rainbow Bailey spends her days knee deep in lesson plans, laundry and science projects. Between helping run her husband’s sandwich shop and preparing for the town fundraiser, Rainbow’s plate is full.
One night off, she discovers a body wrapped in plastic and tossed into a dumpster, turning her whole world upside down.

Charlottesville’s new chief of police, fresh from the big city, is struggling to adjust to small-town life. With no good clues to follow, sets his eyes on Rainbow as the prime suspect.

Will Rainbow and her kids, with their unending curiosity and thirst for answers, be able to convince Chief Flint that she had nothing to do with poor Harmless Harvey’s death?
Patty Joy juggles many hats while homeschooling her four children, including chauffeur, scout leader, swimming and soccer coach, secretary and cook, adding creative writing in her free time. Though her husband does not own a restaurant, she often wishes he did, as the whole family agrees that he is the better chef. She has lived in Illinois with her family for over twenty years, half of those providing first-hand experience of the joys of small-town life.
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.