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The Eminent Edgar Nominees Are Imminent!

written by Patricia

The Mystery Writers of America, the oldest and largest of American mystery awards, are anounced this time each year. They are widely regarded as the Oscars of the mystery world!

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Continuing With the Major Mystery Awards - Here Are the 2021 Agatha Award Nominees!

written by Patricia

More Than Malice graphic The Malice Domestic convention is Viral this year andwillbe held virtually on July 14th & 15th as MoreThanMalice as its name. The Agatha award winners will be announced then, but herearethenominees!

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Criminous Cons Award Season Has Begun: Lefty Nominees Announced!

written by Patricia

While mystery conventions have either halted or gone virtual due to Covid, the Left Coast Crime members have not backed down from picking their favorites from 2020. Categories and Nominees are in this post!

Margaret Maron "gifted" with Flamingos

Renowned Mystery Author Margaret Maron Has Passed Away

written by Patricia

The most fitting tribute to this wonderful, generous, and witty author, is to read one of her books! Here's more about her, as well as the lists and links to our copies of her two series of books.

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The Game's Afoot: We've Added a New Reader Link for a Very Cool Website!

written by Patricia

Leave it to Hank Phillip Ryan -- there's a new & unique discussion "room" for mystery fans and authors and it's the brainchild of both Hank & fellow award-winning author, Karen Dionne, 

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Zooming with Tracee de Hahn to Discuss "Swiss Vendetta"

written by Patricia

Our holiday present came early this year: a delightful time with author Tracee de Hahn! We talked about how this story was initially one that she had written as part of her early efforts to see if she could write a book. In this endeavour she was joined by her father, who got them started by asking her to help write a spy novel. 

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Zooming with Author Dianne Freeman on "The Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder"

written by Patricia

We Give Thanks This Month to Dianne Freeman for not only spedning time with us, but for her willingness to try again with us, when the COVID pandemic caused us to cancel this discussion in April. 

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Zooming with Sujata Massey on "The Widows of Malabar Hill"

written by Patricia

MAF visited 1920s Bombay with an unparalled historical travel guide: the author of The Widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey!

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Mystery "Goodies" Promised at Our Last Meeting!

written by Patricia

At our last Zoom meeting, there were several things that came up that the group asked for us to post -- so here it all is!

Enola Holmes Feature Poster

Enola Holmes Movie Coming!

written by Patricia

Hey Sherlock Holmes fans among MAF members -- An Enola Holmes feature film is coming to Netflix next month (Sept 23, 2020) !

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Update on MAF Author Anthony Horowitz's TV Plans for "Magpie Murders"

written by Patricia

Exciting mystery news about Anthony Horowitz's mystery novel, Magpie Murders!

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Mystery Readers International Has Announced the Macavity Nominees!

written by Patricia

This highly coveted mystery award nominee list may just have your next, best, read! 

Mystery Book Genres

Mysteriously Fun Sites!

written by Patricia

We have recently learned that there are at least a couple of sites where mystery authors are reading book chapters and interviewing each other!

MAF 2020 Discussion Books

Online Book Discussions

written by Patricia

See our upcoming discussion schedule and a note about online meetings

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The 2020 Bouchercon Anthony Award Nominees Have Been Announed!

written by Patricia

The annual Bouchercon has been cancelled this year – but it is going to have a virtual version where the Anthony Award Winners will be shared online. In the meantime, you can check out the nominees’ books here! Just click on the book’s cover to get to our copy and put a hold on it.

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