Brian Lee Knopp

Local author Brian Lee Knopp reads from and signs copies of his memoir Mayhem in Mayberry. Brian Lee Knopp has provided legal support investigations, both criminal and
civil, for over twenty years in North Carolina. His clients have ranged from
huge corporate law firms to the indigent. He is a former professional sheep
shearer with an M.A. degree in English Literature from The University of
Texas at Austin. For the past twenty-one years he has lived in the mountains north
of Asheville, North Carolina. His book reviews and essays have been published in
several regional magazines and local media. As a licensed P.I., sheep shearer, and avid
outdoorsman, he has roamed extensively throughout western North Carolina.

"I love this author and I love this book! Brian Lee Knopp is one of the most natural writers that I have encountered and he tells this all-too-true story with sinewy wit and sublime grace." -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
A wine and cheese reception will follow the reading. You may pre-order the book by calling us at (828)254-6734 or stopping by the store.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
28801 Asheville
Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of A P.I. in Southern Appalachia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615300405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cosmic Pigbite Press - July 2nd, 2009

As a licensed private investigator in western North Carolina, Brian Lee Knopp could outrun enraged pit bulls, slink unseen and unheard through the tangled forests, and find missing evidence in the bottom of a dumpster. To get the goods on his subjects he would perch in trees, lie motionless for hours in camouflage, drive rented sports cars and U-Haul trucks, ride horses and bikes, even paddle whitewater kayaks. He could talk his way out of almost every predicament possible-except for how to succeed as a P.I. without failing as a human being.