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Our Discussion On: "Liar, Liar" by K. J. Larsen

written by Patricia

Three authors (sisters) write a laugh-filled mystery with highly memorable characters. See what we had to say about Cat & company...

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Our Memorable Discussion On "Fer-de-Lance" by Rex Stout -- with expert commentary from Robert Goldsborough!

written by Patricia

While not actually being Rex Stout's "son", author Robert Goldsborough definitely impressed our group with his knowlege and enthusiasm for Stout and his famous characters.

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Mystery Readers International Macavity Award Nominees - & Winners at this year's Bouchercon!

written by Patricia


The winners of this year's Macavity awards, presented by Mystery Readers International were announced at Bouchercon 2016: Blood on the Bayou in New Orleans. Who are the nominees and winners? Read on!

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This Just In: the Winners & Nominees at This Year's Bouchercon in New Orleans!

written by Patricia

The World Crime Convention, known as the Bouchercon, is the largest fan and author-based mystery convention. See who won the convention's "Anthony" awards this year...

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Just a Reminder: Double-Check Our Meeting Dates & Times

written by Patricia

In talking with a couple of you I was reminded that it is probably a good idea to remind the group about the schedule tweeks we make to accomodate both library programs, and the authors we either see or Skype.

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We Gathered the Usual Suspects -- & Picked Our Discussion Mysteries for 2017!

written by Patricia

It wasn't a dark and stormy night -- but MAF members were still making inspired choices for great suspenseful, exciting mystery reading in 2017. 

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A Surprise Twist at the July Meeting...

written by Patricia

Proving that MAF members like to plot as much as their favorite fictional villains, there was a surprise for Jen at our meeting...

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Our Discussion on “Long Gone” by Alafair Burke

written by Patricia

MAF talks about Alafair Burke (daughter of mystery legend, James Lee Burke) and her first stand-alone mystery.

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Our Book Discussion -- & Visit! – With Tasha Alexander and Andrew Grant

written by Patricia

Read what happens when mystery authors "double-up"...

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Our Book Discussion -- & Skype Visit -- with Victoria Thompson on “Murder on Astor Place”

written by Patricia

Vickie braved our Skyping connection to talk with us of many things: both mysterious and fascinating about America’s Victorian period and how she came to right this award-winning series.

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Hooray for Harris!! Hollywood's Come Calling Charlaine Harris again!

written by Patricia

Variety has just announced that NBC is going to Midnight, Texas!

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A Moment at Malice Domestic -- with Two of Our Favorite Authors!

written by Patricia

Our friend Hank Phillippi Ryan, being the dynamo that she is, was the ToastMaster at this year's Malice Domestic convention. The ToastMaster is always on the schedule for an interview, and Hank's was with another favorite: Nancy Pickard! And we managed to get a shot of them together.

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The 2016 Agatha Award Nominees Has Been Updated Again: With This Year's Winners!

written by Patricia

The Agatha Awards presented at Malice Domestic in Washington, D.C. are one of the most prestigious mystery awards given. Here's this year's line-up with links to the books on our catalog and to information/web sites for the authors!

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Our Book Discussion On: "What You See' -- & Our Visit with Hank !!

written by Patricia

Who We Saw on Thursday, April 14th, was our good friend Hank Phillippi Ryan!

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Judy shared a great article on Sara Paretsky

written by Patricia

At our last meeting, Judy was kind enough to share a wonderful article from Chicago Booth Magazine on mystery maven, Sara Paretsky.

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