Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Mint Thyme Herb Club will present “Poison Herbs,” by authors Joyce and Jim Lavene on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St., Concord.
Get sage advice on poison herbs from the Lavenes, Southern mystery writers who use forensic botany in most of their themes. They are co-authors of more than 40 novels and a wide selection of non-fiction articles, syndicated columns and books.
Their fiction is a blend of romance, mystery and suspense. Their first mystery novel, “Last Dance,” was nominated for the Master’s Choice Award; their romance, “Flowers in the Night,” was nominated for the Frankfurt Book Award. Reviewers describe their work as “startlingly original,” “wonderfully written” and “a sheer delight to read.”
The Lavenes live in Charlotte with their family. They will have a book signing after the program.
Dee DeVore, herbal instructor, will serve an herbal spaghetti dinner and her raspberry tea.
Reservations are required and the class is limited. Cost is $20 for the evening and reservations can be made by calling 704-784-1925 or 704-932-3851 by June 24.