SANTA FE, N.M. — Expect no new clues if you attend Forrest Fenn’s public appearance at the Collected Works bookstore next week.
The author of “The Thrill of the Chase,” now in its fourth printing after soaring off the shelves, will appear at 6 p.m. Wednesday with friends and novelists Michael McGarrity and Douglas Preston.
The Santa Fe art and antiques dealer says he hid a treasure chest spilling over with gold, precious gems and pre-Columbian objects somewhere in the mountains. He offered hints as to its whereabouts in the book through a poem in his self-published memoir.
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WHAT: Forrest Fenn in Conversation with Michael McGarrity and Douglas Preston WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Collected Works, 202 Galisteo St. CONTACT: 988-4226
That was about three years ago, but Fenn’s treasure hunt has become a national sensation in recent weeks. A Feb. 27 piece on “The Today Show” resulted in an avalanche of sales of his book at Collected Works.