Tim Dorsey: Dates for SHARK SKIN SUITE tour Jan24

Tim Dorsey: Dates for SHARK SKIN SUITE tour

With his latest, SHARK SKIN SUITE, hitting stores next Tuesday, Tim Dorsey will be bringing his special brand of madness to a bookstore near you. Bottom feeders beware: the Sunshine State’s favorite psychotic killer and lovable Floridaphile Serge Storms has found a new calling, legal eagle, and he’s going to make a killing as a crusading attorney—and star as a dashing lawyer on the big screen—in this madcap escapade from the insanely funny New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey. When it comes to swimming with the sharks, there is no bigger kahuna than Serge Storms. Binging on a marathon of legal movies set in Florida, Serge finds his...

NOIR AT THE BAR: ST. PAUL Jan23

NOIR AT THE BAR: ST. PAUL

Thursday, January 22nd saw the Twin Cities area host their fourth Noir at the Bar event. For those not familiar, Noir at the Bar is an event that allows area crime/mystery authors to read their works in pub settings. There are now Noir at the Bar events happening fairly regularly on both coasts, as well as the St. Louis are. All it takes is a group of writers willing to shake off a fear of public speaking, and a local bar willing to share their space. The result? Well, that’s where the magic is. This year’s readers were: Kristi Belcamino from Minneapolis Kent Gowran from Chicago Dan O’Shea from Chicago Jeff Shelby from Minneapolis Frank...

CHARLES TODD: Dates for A FINE SUMMER DAY Tour Dec31

CHARLES TODD: Dates for A FINE SUMMER DAY Tour

January 6th will see Caroline and Charles Todd release A FINE SUMMER’S DAY, the 15th book to feature Ian Rutledge. On a fine summer’s day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice. To the north on this warm and gentle day, another man in love—a Scottish Highlander—shows his own dear girl the house he will build for her in September. While back in England, a son awaits the undertaker in the wake of his widowed...

NOIR AT THE BAR: Next Minnesota event announced Dec17

NOIR AT THE BAR: Next Minnesota event announced

The dark, but delightful, folks behind the fantastic Noir At The Bar series have announced the next St. Paul date and location. On January 22nd, NATB will hit The Bent Brewstillery and will feature  Kristi.Belcamino,Kent Gowran, Daniel B. O’Shea, Jeff Shelby, and Frank Wheeler Jr. In addition Killing Joke Films Head Paul Von Stoetzel will be on hand and has hinted at a special sneak preview of YOUR BLIND SPOT, a Killing Joke Films short from Paul and the aforementioned Frank Wheeler Jr. So mark your calendars and come out for a good time with some damn fine...

Sleuthfest Continues To Be the Best Dec06

Sleuthfest Continues To Be the Best

Sleuthfest Continues To Be the Best Sleuthfest, presented by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, has become the penultimate working writers conference, providing workshops, panels, and pitches to agents and editors from some of the top publishing houses in the country. This year, it takes place in Deerfield Beach, Florida, February 26 through March 1st, 2015, at the Hilton Doubletree Inn. So, you ask, what is Sleuthfest and why should I think about attending? Twenty-one years ago, a group of Mystery Writers of America-Florida Chapter members sat down in a meeting and decided to have a mystery writer’s conference. They decided...

What I Meant To Say

Our good friend Judy was awarded The David Thompson Award at Bouchercon. She was more than a bit surprised, and as a result didn’t have anything prepared. As these things go, she came up with something great after the fact. I thought we’d let her share it here ~ Jon What I Meant To Say Judy Bobalik   Most of this came to me as I was walking from the stage on Saturday. When my name was announced as the winner of the David Thompson Special Service Award at Bouchercon, I was so overcome with emotion and shock that I could not formulate any response other than “thank you”. So here’s what I meant to say. I am very proud to...