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Gardner book signing Saturday

Posted: November 6, 2017 3:43 p.m.
Updated: November 7, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Miles Gardner

Books on Broad will host Miles Gardner for a book signing on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Miles Gardner is the author of The Claret Book of Murder and Mayhem in Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

From the pen of Miles Gardner, whose Murder and Mayhem in Old Kershaw: And in Nearby Sections of Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties (2004) and its sequel, Further Tales of Murder and Mayhem in Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties (2006), brought long-buried skeletons out of their closets with their true tales of blood feuds, unholy alliances and star-crossed relationships comes this new and even larger collection of tales. People and events that made the news locally during the past two and half centuries come back to life in these pages. If you are a local, there’s more than a good chance some of them are your relatives and that others are people you knew well (or you know their descendants). With more than 300 pages of text and 230 illustrations -- most of them never-before-seen photographs from private family or government archives -- this volume proves the history of Kershaw and surrounding communities was anything but dull.

Miles Gardner is a Kershaw County native and a retired high school teacher. He has been a local and family history enthusiast for more than 50 years and since retirement, has focused on research and writing, his subjects being the people and events that shaped the history of Kershaw, Lancaster and Chesterfield counties. His first and second books in the “Murder and Mayhem” series came out in 2004 and 2006. His family lines have been in the area since the eighteenth century, and the joke is that he is related to every felon in the region’s history.

Books on Broad is an independent book store and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden proudly serving S.C. roasted King Bean coffee and offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. Books on Broad is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (803)713-7323 or visit the website at


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