Barnes & Noble book signing event set for Maier's new thriller
July 29, 2011 | WMU News
"Just a few pages into it and I was hooked."
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University historian Dr. Paul L. Maier
will be at the Kalamazoo-area Barnes & Noble bookstore Saturday, Aug. 6
, to greet friends and fans and sign copies of his latest book, "The Constantine Codex."
The book signing is set for noon at the store's Portage location, 613 S. Westnedge Ave. The store carries hardcover and paperback copies of the book.
"The Constantine Codex" is the third in historian Maier's popular series of novels that follow the exploits of fictional hero Dr. Jonathan Weber. The protagonist and Harvard-based archaeologist first surfaced in the 1994 book "A Skeleton in God's Closet." That book became a national No. 1 bestseller in the category of religious fiction. A 2003 sequel, "More Than a Skeleton," established Weber as a hero with a following. And, that following has made the release of the third book in the series a highly anticipated literary event.
Maier, who retired earlier this year after more than 50 years as a WMU faculty member, is The Russell H. Seibert Professor Emeritus of Ancient History. He is a widely published author of both scholarly and popular works. During his years in Kalamazoo, more than 5 million copies of books written or edited by Maier have been printed in 20 different languages around the world. Negotiations already are under way for the international publishing rights to "Codex."