This month we visit the “beautiful, crime-ridden town of Acker's Gap in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains when we read and discussA Killing in the Hills by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller. It is the author’s debut novel, and it introduces us to prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins. Nominated for numerous mystery awards, it won the Barry award for Best First Novel, and will be a new author for our group to enjoy! As for the story...
The winners of the prestigious Agatha awards were announced last Saturday at the 29th annual Malice Domestic mystery convention. Among them are names you'll all know -- and who have spoken with our group!
There are two things we can definitely tell you about Carolyn Haines and her books: her setting and characters are Southern – down to the bone, and if she doesn’t tickle your funny bone – you don’t have one!
An ever more popular mystery/crime award, the International Thriller Awards are given at Thrillerfest in New York City each year. The catagories are: Best Hardback Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original Novel, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult Novel, and Best e-Book Original Novel. To check out this year's nominees...
Headlined by Sara Paretsky and William Kent Krueger (the author of Ordinary Grace), the inaugural Murder and Mayhem in Chicago mystery convention is finally here! Links to the Schedule and Speakers are given in this post!
One of mystery's most prestigious awards, the Agatha awards are given each year at the Malice Domestic convention in the Wahsington, D.C. area. This is a great source for traditional, classic, and cozy fans in particular!
This month MAF members returned to Wyoming, after last year's visit there with Craig Johnson's Longmire in "The Cold Dish". This time out, we got to know game warden Joe Pickett and see how endangered species affect both the locals and the law.
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