Ron Lovell will be signing his new mystery Descent into Madness on Sept. 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at Waucoma Bookstore, 212 Oak Street, Hood River.
Descent into Madness is the latest in the series of Thomas Martindale Mysteries by Lovell, a retired Oregon State University journalism professor and former magazine journalist.
He retired in 1995 after 24 years of teaching in Corvalis.
Lovell's latest mystery takes place along the Oregon Coast, where an abandoned sanitarium, a missing moose, a Mexican drug gang all play an important part in the story.
He currently lives on the Oregon Coast.