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"The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Celebrating 90 Years"

written by Patricia

MAF members have a unique opportnity to be part of the Zoom audience for a presentation by Jenn Fisher, Nancy Drew consultant and author, in conversation (with our MAF friend!) crime novelist Alexia Gordon as they sleuth through Nancy's mysterious history behind the scenes.

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Here are the 2021 Anthony Award Winners!

written by Patricia

In its first ever Virtual conference session, the winners of the 2021 Anthony award, the award from the largest group of mystery and crime writers, publishers, editors, agents and fans.

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We Now Have Our Mystery Book List for 2022!

written by Patricia

Murder Among Friends (MAF) members met last night to determine which mystery books we will be reading & discussing in 2022. 

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Important News About Bouchercon 2021

written by Patricia

Organizers have worked long, hard hours preparing for this Bouchercon to be held in New Orleans -- not as a virtual con but an actual con as it has always been. Unfortunately this has not worked out,

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The Bouchercon's Anthony Award Nominees Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

The Bouchercon, otherwise known as the World Crime Convention, is the largest mystery fan-based convention in the U.S. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher, one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America. This year's in New Orleans at the end of August -- so we'll know the winners pretty soon! 

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The 2021 Agatha Award Winners Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

At the end of last week, Malice Domestic mystery convention determined which of the Agatha nominees were going to win the awards.

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Mystery Readers International Announce Their Nominees for 2021 Macavity Awards!

written by Patricia

Mystery Readers International is a fan/reader organization open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers of Mystery fiction. It was founded by Janet A. Rudolph in Berkeley, California. It publishes the Mystery Readers Journal quarterly.

This long-standing mystery readership gives out their Macavity awards which includes: Best Mystery Novel, Best First Mystery, and the Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery. Yet another source for finding great mystery reads! 

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Lefty and Edgar Mystery Awards Winners Announced!

written by Patricia

Two of the major mystery award groups have determined for 2021's award winners. This post has the list with links -- but don't forget to check out the posts with Lefty and Edgar nominees. They aer also some of the best  of thebest mysteries of 2021!

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Our Discussion with Tracy Clark on "Broken Places"

written by Patricia

Read about what we learned concerning Tracy and this terrific series debut mystery!

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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!

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Our Long Awaited Discussion with Sulari Gentill on "A Few right Thinking Men"

written by Patricia

Sulari Gentill shares the story behind this story set in the "between the wars" time period in Australia.

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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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Our Discussion with Rhys Bowen on "Murphy's Law"

written by Patricia

Rhys shared her exoperiences creating Molly Murphy and her first appearance in Murphy's Law!

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