Mystery writer/private eye to speak at BNC

Brandeis National Committee, Tucson Chapter, will host local author John Maley at its fall opening lunch Monday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Reid Park.

Maley has been a soldier, peace officer, corrections officer, probation officer and has worked as a private investigator in Colorado, Hawaii and Arizona. He taught history and criminal justice at the high school and college levels. He will discuss his novel, “A Little Murder in Tucson,” which is based on two homicides he investigated here.

A new and prospective member gathering will begin at 10 a.m. The cost of the luncheon is $30. Profits benefit Brandeis’ “Sustaining the Mind: Scientific Research and Scholarships” program. Attendees are asked to bring teen hygiene products and school supplies to be donated to Youth on Their Own. To reserve, mail a check payable to BNC by Oct. 6 to Arlene Zuckerman, 5448 N. Paseo Sonoyta, Tucson, 85750. For transportation assistance, call 577-1457.