Bouchercon 2016 – Jon’s Take Sep23

Bouchercon 2016 – Jon’s Take

This year’s Bouchercon was a whirlwind for Ruth and me. And now, just a week later, a lot of it is already blurring together. First and foremost a huge thank you to Heather Graham and Connie Perry. This duo did not merely host a Bouchercon but put on a show. Having talked to Connie a number of times in the last year I know how much work they did and it showed in every aspect of Bouchercon. The book room was well organized, the Opening ceremonies and Anthony Awards were spectacular. Aside from panels there were any number of other things going on from teas to special meet and greets. From start to finish they have raised the bar for what...

BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS Sep20

BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS

  Bouchercon, you hit like a truck. Since Bouchercon 2016 was held in New Orleans (or NOLA, as the locals say,) perhaps the thing that hit me was a zombie, or even a pissed off Swamp Thing. Whatever. The point is, Bouchercon has come and gone. And left me with THE FEELS. And a ton of laundry. If you’re reading this, then chances are you know that Bouchercon is the name of the worldwide mystery conference. Held annually in any number of host cities, Bouchercon is a fan-friendly event that gives readers the chance to meet, greet, and drink with their favorite authors. Readers and writers are a notoriously solitary group. But once a year,...

Noir At The Bar New Orelans Sep06

Noir At The Bar New Orelans

Peter Rosovsky gets sworn at a lot.       The best part? He deserves it.       Peter started Noir at the Bar in Philadelphia, back in the long-ago days of 2008. His original idea was more along the lines of a traditional author Q&A, with writers like Duane Swierzynski, Dennis Tafoya, and Sandra Ruttan. Then two dirty lowdown hoodlums, Scott Phillips and Jed Ayers, stole the name and took it to St. Louis. Two new customs started there; the events began to have multiple authors reading, and the hosts started opening each show by swearing at Peter Rosovsky.       Eric Beetner and Stephen Blackmore then pretended to ask for permission to...

SOHO CRIME  CRIMESPREE Bouchercon Party Sep06

SOHO CRIME CRIMESPREE Bouchercon Party

Greetings, Friday night at Bouchercon after the Anthony Awards we are hosting a party with SOHO Press. The location is Ernst Cafe, there is a link below. Hope to see you there Jon and Ruth and the Crimespree Wrecking Crew...

Crimespree’s Bouchercon City Guide For New Orleans Aug31

Crimespree’s Bouchercon City Guide For New O...

Bouchercon City Guide By Bryan VanMeter Hey out there! If you’re like me, you’re probably getting pretty excited about Bouchercon in a couple weeks. However, unlike me, you probably don’t live in this amazing city. So before you arrived, I wanted to give you a couple of my favorite hot spots to hit. For the most part, I didn’t include places that are splashed all over travel guides. You can find info for those easily enough and these are well worth your time. The following is a collection of some of my favorite things near the Bouchercon Hotel. Quick Getaways 1. MUSICAL LEGENDS PARK – 311 Bourbon Street www.neworleansmusicallegends.com This...

William Kent Krueger: Dates for the MANITOU CANYON Tour Aug30

William Kent Krueger: Dates for the MANITOU CANYON...

William Kent Krueger, one of the nicest, and hardest working, authors in the Crime fiction genre is preparing to release MANITOU CANYON, the fifteenth book in the Cork O’Connor series. Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O’Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked...