Sunday, 17 October 2010 19:20
The 2010 Anthony Awards were announced today at Bouchercon in San Francisco. Congratulations to the winners!
BEST NOVEL
THE BRUTAL TELLING-Louise Penny [Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY-Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
STARVATION LAKE-Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]

BEST SHORT STORY
"On the House"-Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers [Level Best Books]

BEST CRITICAL/NONFICTION WORK
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION-P D James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]
2010 Anthony Awards
2010-anthony-awards
The 2010 Anthony Awards were announced today at Bouchercon in San Francisco. Congratulations to the winners!
BEST NOVEL
THE BRUTAL TELLING-Louise Penny [Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY-Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
STARVATION LAKE-Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]

BEST SHORT STORY
"On the House"-Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers [Level Best Books]

BEST CRITICAL/NONFICTION WORK
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION-P D James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]
Sunday, 17 October 2010 08:47
While I love Bouchercon and the large mystery fiction gatherings, small conferences also are nice.

altTake the upcoming A Deadly Dinner to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Georgia.

This will be a round-robin dinner with eight published authors. For $25 per person, you get a dinner, a conversation with some good authors and the chance to win more door prizes, including autographed books.

A better deal you may never find.

For more information, contact the Harris Arts Center at 706-629-2599 or visit www.harrisartscenter.com and click on Programs/Literary Guild.

Events such as these -- and they are being held across the country -- are a wonderful way to showcase writers as well as raise money for local causes. A Deadly Dinner is co-sponsored by the Southeastern Chapter Mystery Writers of America and other local groups and businesses.
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Authors who will be at A Deadly Dinner are:
Mignon Ballard (Augusta Goodnight series)
Kathleen Delaney (Ellen McKenzie series)
Mary Anna Evans (Faye Longchamp series)
Gerrie Ferris Finger (The End Game and Look Away from Evil)
Marion Moore Hill (Deadly Past series)
Randy Rawls (Ace Edwards, PI, series)
Fran Stewart (Biscuit McKee series)
Jaden E. Terrell (Racing the Devil)

This is the first time the Georgia town has held such an event and I hope it's so successful it will be an annual dinner.

Are there events in your area that showcase authors? Let us know.
A Mysterious Gathering in Calhoun, Georgia
Oline Cogdill
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While I love Bouchercon and the large mystery fiction gatherings, small conferences also are nice.

altTake the upcoming A Deadly Dinner to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Georgia.

This will be a round-robin dinner with eight published authors. For $25 per person, you get a dinner, a conversation with some good authors and the chance to win more door prizes, including autographed books.

A better deal you may never find.

For more information, contact the Harris Arts Center at 706-629-2599 or visit www.harrisartscenter.com and click on Programs/Literary Guild.

Events such as these -- and they are being held across the country -- are a wonderful way to showcase writers as well as raise money for local causes. A Deadly Dinner is co-sponsored by the Southeastern Chapter Mystery Writers of America and other local groups and businesses.
alt
Authors who will be at A Deadly Dinner are:
Mignon Ballard (Augusta Goodnight series)
Kathleen Delaney (Ellen McKenzie series)
Mary Anna Evans (Faye Longchamp series)
Gerrie Ferris Finger (The End Game and Look Away from Evil)
Marion Moore Hill (Deadly Past series)
Randy Rawls (Ace Edwards, PI, series)
Fran Stewart (Biscuit McKee series)
Jaden E. Terrell (Racing the Devil)

This is the first time the Georgia town has held such an event and I hope it's so successful it will be an annual dinner.

Are there events in your area that showcase authors? Let us know.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 10:08
Some authors -- like some tourists -- visit San Francisco just once or twice, or for special events such as Bouchercon 2010. In our final look at the city's mysteries, here are some authors who have set some intriguing novels in San Francisco before moving on to other venues.
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David Corbett: Done for a Dime -- The murder of an aged black saxophonist who used to play with the greats of blues music lays the foundation for a look at a community under siege, family ties, greed and lost ambitions in Done for a Dime (2003). While the search for the old bluesman’s killer alone could sustain an interesting mystery, Done for a Dime turns on a dime to explore the community of Rio Mirada, a multicultural suburb plagued by drugs and racism. Rio Mirada also occupies some prime real estate just north of San Francisco.
Rupert Holmes: Swing -- Holmes has mastered just about every entertainment medium. His plays and musicals include The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Accomplice, both Edgar winners, and Say Goodnight, Gracie. He created and wrote all four seasons of the Emmy Award-winning television series Remember WENN, set in a 1940s radio station. His first mystery novel, Where The Truth Lies, was made into a movie directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Kevin Bacon. And there’s a little ditty he wrote that was quite popular – Escape (The Pina Colada Song). The 2005 Swing is set during 1940 as a war rages in Europe; anti-German sentiments percolate in the United States and the San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition on Treasure Island draws in visitors.
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Walter Mosley: Cinnamon Kiss -- Mosley is most associated with Los Angeles where his reluctant detective Easy Rawlins lifes. But in this 2005 novel, Easy leaves L.A., still reeling from the aftermath of the Watts Riots for San Francisco to find a prominent attorney who’s gone missing with his assistant and a suitcase filled with documents. Easy could not be more uneasy in the San Francisco of 1966 where the streets are filled with hippies, Vietnam protests and a new generation challenges the ways of the old guard.
Just Once in San Francisco
Oline Cogdill
just-once-in-san-francisco
Some authors -- like some tourists -- visit San Francisco just once or twice, or for special events such as Bouchercon 2010. In our final look at the city's mysteries, here are some authors who have set some intriguing novels in San Francisco before moving on to other venues.
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David Corbett: Done for a Dime -- The murder of an aged black saxophonist who used to play with the greats of blues music lays the foundation for a look at a community under siege, family ties, greed and lost ambitions in Done for a Dime (2003). While the search for the old bluesman’s killer alone could sustain an interesting mystery, Done for a Dime turns on a dime to explore the community of Rio Mirada, a multicultural suburb plagued by drugs and racism. Rio Mirada also occupies some prime real estate just north of San Francisco.
Rupert Holmes: Swing -- Holmes has mastered just about every entertainment medium. His plays and musicals include The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Accomplice, both Edgar winners, and Say Goodnight, Gracie. He created and wrote all four seasons of the Emmy Award-winning television series Remember WENN, set in a 1940s radio station. His first mystery novel, Where The Truth Lies, was made into a movie directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Kevin Bacon. And there’s a little ditty he wrote that was quite popular – Escape (The Pina Colada Song). The 2005 Swing is set during 1940 as a war rages in Europe; anti-German sentiments percolate in the United States and the San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition on Treasure Island draws in visitors.
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Walter Mosley: Cinnamon Kiss -- Mosley is most associated with Los Angeles where his reluctant detective Easy Rawlins lifes. But in this 2005 novel, Easy leaves L.A., still reeling from the aftermath of the Watts Riots for San Francisco to find a prominent attorney who’s gone missing with his assistant and a suitcase filled with documents. Easy could not be more uneasy in the San Francisco of 1966 where the streets are filled with hippies, Vietnam protests and a new generation challenges the ways of the old guard.