Photos from the Gary Schulze Open House Apr25

Photos from the Gary Schulze Open House

On Saturday, freind and family gathered at Once Upon A Crime to remember Gary Schulze, former owner of OUAC and all-around class act. I would love to write several hundred words about what a great guy he was, but I truly doubt I could possibly do him credit. So instead, I want to share some pictures from the event       Gary was a wonderful man whose passion for crime fiction was matched only by his knowledge, he will be...

Jessica Knoll in Milwaukee Tuesday the 19th Apr17

Jessica Knoll in Milwaukee Tuesday the 19th

Jessica Knoll, author of Luckiest Girl Alive, in conversation with Carole E. Barrowman Tuesday April 19, at 7:00 pm at Boswell. Please join us at Boswell for an exciting conversation between Jessica Knoll, author of one of Carole E. Barrowman’s “Top 10 Books of 2015,” Luckiest Girl Alive, and Alverno professor, Carole E. Barrowman. With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears. This...

Crimespree At C2E2 2016

C2E2 Conor Carroll Total fandom, diverse, spectacular, straight up blast; all describe the 2016 Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo–better known as C2E2. Held at McCormick Place for the last few years, C2E2 has become a success. The event’s organizers have filled only half of McCormick Place’s humongous amount of space, which gives them room to expand if needed. Now, to what’s in that one half of McCormick Place. The people who attend are of so many varieties: fans, vendors, artists, and Deadpools. There were the casual fans just there for the ride, cosplayers dressed up for the occasion, and artists like Neal Adams and Skottie...

MURDER AND MAYHEM IN MILWAUKEE 2015 Nov10

MURDER AND MAYHEM IN MILWAUKEE 2015

Go figure, Kate Malmon said it best. “Whenever there’s a Bouchercon, or any mystery convention, it always feels like everyone is going to Mystery Camp.” Authors and book lovers are a notoriously introverted group of humans, but there is something special about getting to hang out with like-minded folks. Never mind the fact that the thing you all share in common is reading about bad people doing bad things, and often times getting away with it. So, yes, the latest Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee has come and gone. November 7, 2015, saw the latest reinvention of the famous one-day event. Long held in the Milwaukee suburb of Muskego, last year...

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Dates for WHAT YOU SEE tour Oct21

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Dates for WHAT YOU SEE tour

Yesterday saw the release of WHAT YOU SEE, the fourth book in Hank Phillippi Ryan’s Jane Ryland series. Her promotional tour will hit six states with over twenty appearances. I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of Hank’s events and find her just delightful. Why would a father abduct his own child? A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland’s family, but there’s a calamity instead. Nine-year-old Gracie—supposed to be the flower girl—has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there’s a limit to the bonds of family—and learns to her peril what happens when...

Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee Programming Oct04

Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee Programming

This year’s Murder and Mayhem 2015  Panels were named after songs by Milwaukee’s own VIOLENT FEMMES. 1~ GOOD FEELING 9:30 – 10:30 Matthew Clemens – M Laura Benedict MP Cooley Lori Rader-Day Andrew Grant Michael Harvey 2~ LIFE IS A SCREAM 10:45 – 11:45 Kate Malmon – M Bryon Quertermous Johnny Shaw Tasha Alexander Alex Grecian Cara Brookins 3~ OUT THE WINDOW 12 -1 Ruth Jordan Michael Koryta LUNCH 1 – 2 LUNCH There will be lunches available on site,  our favorite chef, Sean Henniger, will be selling lunches and soup at very reasonable rates. 4~ NIGHTMARES 2-3 Jeremy Lynch – M Rob Brunet Ben Lieberman J D Rhoades Dennis Tafoya Tom...