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Our Discussion On: "Open Season" by C. J. Box

written by Patricia

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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Fun Event at Centuries and Sleuths on Dec. 9th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

written by Patricia

Are you a Nancy Drew fan? You're not alone! And many of them will be found at Centuries and Sleuths bookstore this coming Friday. Why?...

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Our Discussion on "Ordinary Grace" with author, William Kent Krueger on Skype!

written by Patricia

MAF members had an Extraordinary time seeing and talking with Ordinary Grace author, William Kent Krueger!

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Thanksgiving Food for (Mystery) Thoughts...

written by Patricia

One of Thanksgiving's best desserts is curling up with a good book! See what mysterious things can happen at Thanksgiving.

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Mysterious Happenings at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

written by Patricia

As our area's premier Mystery (& History!) independent bookstore, Centuries & Sleuths hosts many an event that MAF members may want to check out...

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Mystery Conventions Update!

written by Patricia

Not Only Does This Year's Magna Cum Murder take place this weekend -- there's a new Con in town: Murder and Mayhem in Chicago!

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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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