Greensboro Book Signing Scheduled for Newest ‘Serafina’ Mystery


“Serafina and the Black Cloak” will be available in bookstores on July 14.

Photo courtesy of Disney Hyperion

The long-awaited sequel to the best-selling mystery-thriller “Serafina and the Black Cloak” will be available in bookstores on July 14, and author Robert Beatty will sign copies and meet with fans on July 21 at 6 p.m. Barnes & Noble at Friendly Center in Greensboro.

“Serafina and the Twisted Staff” continues the story of 12-year-old Serafina, who lives in the basement of the Biltmore House in Asheville during the 1890s. She and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt come out of the shadows to solve mysteries and face their enemies in the book, written for readers ages 8 and up. It’s the second in a series of three titles that blend history and fantasy against the backdrop of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.

After the original book was released last year, it remained on The New York Times best-seller list for 20 weeks and was chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Association as the "best in Southern literature.” It was also a finalist for the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book


For more information, go to or call Barnes & Noble at 336-854-4200.

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