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 one of our top two best-selling books for 2021! We are pleased to welcome author John Railey back to Downtown Books for this holiday book signing. Signed books make GREAT gifts! 



Event date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
103 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954