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Thriller Awards Nominees for 2018!

written by Patricia

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) have announced their nominees for the 2018 ITW Awards!

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Murder & Mayhem in Chicago's Sophmore Session Was Terrific!

written by Patricia

For both MAF participants and other attendees, the 2nd annual Murder & Mayhem in Chicago was even better the second time around!

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Our Discussion on "A Share in Death" with its Author, Deborah Crombie

written by Patricia

What’s more fun than scones and crumpets? Talking about the British police pair, Scotland Yard's Det. Superintendent Duncan Kincaid & his partner, Sergeant Gemma James – with their author!

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Our Discusion On "A Small Death in the Great Glen" by A. D. Scott

written by Patricia

Do MAF members now "ken a wee bit more" about life in the Scottish highlands in the 1950s?

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Our Discussion on "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult

written by Patricia

What did members think of Picoult's foray into the mystery?

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Our Discussion on "Pretty Girls" by Karin Slaughter

written by Patricia

This holiday season we read a strongly-written, darkly set crime story that has a lot to say about family  -- and its survival beyond terrible situations.

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Our Discussion on "Memory Man" by David Baldacci

written by Patricia

What would you do if your relived your worst day, every day, in extreme detail?

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MAF's Movie Event: Group Viewing of "Murder on the Orient Express" !!!

written by Patricia

Now's the time to get your ticket if you want to join the group at the Studio Grill Movie theater in Wheaton's Rice Lake Square for the 5:00 p.m. show!

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Our Discussion on "Quiet Neighbors" with its author Catriona McPherson!

written by Patricia

We met with Catriona McPherson (over Skype) to delve deeper into Quiet Neighbors, her suspenseful tale of dark doings in a small Scottish town known for its bookstores...

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Newsflash from Bouchercon Toronto: Zoe Sharp will be at Centuries & Sleuths Tomorrow Night!

written by Patricia

Find out the latest news about Charlie Fox & her creator, Zoe Sharp at 7:00 p.m. this Tuesday at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest Park!

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Our Discussion on "The Unfinished Clue" by Georgette Heyer

written by Patricia

Here's what we had to say about reknowned Regency novelist Georgette Heyer as a classic mystery writer!

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Our Criminous Picks for the 2018 Mystery Books We'll Discuss

written by Patricia

After MAF members gathered yesterday, an intense scrutiny and interrogation of the suspect novels was conducted -- and the list of culprits we will be reading was decided!

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New DiMaggio book for "Lowcountry Bombshell" Fans to Consider...

written by Patricia

We had such fun with Susan Boyer when she visited our discussion on her book, Lowcountry Bombshell! Here's a book fans of Marilyn and Joe will want to take a peek at!

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Tickets to the 2018 "Murder and Mayhem in Chicago" Are Available Now!!

written by Patricia

Possibly the most fun thing we've done in 2017, was to take a MAF "field trip" where we descended en masse to the first one-day mystery con of Murder and Mayhem in Chicago . Well, registration is now open for the 2018 con! 

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Our Discussion & Visit with Susan Boyer on "Lowcountry Bombshell"

written by Patricia

There simply aren't enough postivie words we can say about both Susan and her stories -- but here are just some highlights!

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