John Railey Book Signing

The 'Lost Colony Murder' has long been the subject of speculation in addition to the basis for fictional novels. In the summer of 1967, nineteen-year-old Brenda Joyce Holland disappeared. She was a mountain girl who had come to Manteo to work in the outdoor drama The Lost Colony. Her body was found five days later, floating in the sound. This riveting narrative, built on unique access to the state investigative file and multiple interviews with insiders, searches for the truth of her unsolved murder. This island odyssey of discovery includes séances, a suicide and a supposed shallow grave. Journalist John Railey cuts through the myths and mistakes to finally arrive at the long-hidden truth of what happened to Brenda Holland that summer on Roanoke Island.

The Lost Colony Murder on the Outer Banks is the hottest book of the summer and our #1 title! We are pleased to welcome author John Railey to Downtown Books to celebrate the release of his book and to give friends and fans the opportunity to stop in and have a book signed! Signed books will be shipped after the event. 



Event date: 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
103 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954