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...

2016 Traverse City Film Festival Aug13

2016 Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City Film Festival The 2016 Traverse City Film Festival began on July 25 and ended on July 30. Michael Moore and his crew did something no mainstream festival has ever done in this country —100% of the films in the Official US Section of the festival (fiction and documentary) were from women directors. The 12th annual festival screened 120 feature films and 107 shorts, welcomed over 123,000 admissions across the festival’s 12 different venues, offered classes in its TCFF Film School, and held panels, parties and podcasts throughout a week that saw a record high of 175 filmmakers bring their films from around the world and across...

Why We Love Bouchercon Aug06

Why We Love Bouchercon

I asked a bunch of folks one question, Why do you love Bouchercon. Here’s what they said. Because not only do I get to see many of my colleagues that I wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to see, but because I love the interaction with the fans and readers. The convention is for them and I try to remember that. Reed Farrel Coleman It’s like a family reunion. All your friends are coming, there are lots of very good panels for excitement, and if boring Uncle Joe shows up there are enough people around to dodge him. You have a great environment to explore, unlike going to Aunt Hattie’s every year, and lots of new foods to...