Alumni and Friends Book Club

C.D. Boswell Bookcover

Join us for the next installment of our virtual Alumni and Friends Book Club as we read Palm Beach Blues by C.D. Boswell '84. 

C.D. Boswell '84 roamed all over the US and Europe before settling in South Florida more than thirty years ago. A former college linebacker, he's made a living as a lifeguard, bartender, musician, copywriter and creative director over the years. For a year or so in his early twenties,  he even cleaned the swimming pools of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills—far and away the weirdest job he ever had.

These days, he lives with his wife, daughter and an assortment of large and small animals off a little stretch of waterway in Palm Beach County and is happiest when he's on his boat, just out of sight of land.

When: Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. Central

About Palm Beach Blues:

If stealing a half million dollars from the Mafia is a bad idea, then using the money to pay off a homicidal Russian loan shark is an insane idea.

Elliot Becker realizes this a little too late as his well-intentioned South Florida real estate scam starts to fall to pieces. He needs a Plan B—and he needs it now—because when Ponzi schemes fail, they tend to fail fast.

Complicating matters is Logan Treverrow, an aspiring sculptor and newly-returned veteran from Afghanistan trying to figure out who took out a $200,000 loan in his soon-to-be-ex-wife’s name—and why all signs are pointing to Elliot Becker.

Add an ex-Spetsnaz assassin with dreams of owning a boutique hotel in Palm Beach, a Mob fixer in a midlife crisis, and a budding arsonist with a skin condition, and you’ve got just a few of the characters in Palm Beach Blues, a black comedy in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.