Best-selling author Peter Heller will discuss his new suspense novel "Celine" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m.

Working out of her apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine is a private eye who tracks down missing persons and has a better record at it than the FBI. When a young woman named Gabriela asks for her help, though, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Gabriela's father was a photographer who went missing on the border of Montana and Wyoming; he was assumed to have died from a grizzly mauling, but his body was never found. Now, as Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park to investigate a trail gone cold, it becomes clear that they are being followed-and that this is a case someone desperately wants to keep closed.

Heller's books include "The Dog Stars" and "The Painter," which was the 2015 Seattle Reads book. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in both fiction and poetry. An award-winning adventure writer and a longtime contributor to NPR, Heller is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men's Journal and National Geographic Adventure, and a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including "Kook," "The Whale Warriors" and "Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River." He lives in Denver, Colorado.