and The Mysterious Home Page




  November 2008

Good News — the Bookshelf Continues!
Ashley McConnell has stepped up to do the work of the "Forthcoming Books" list and will be publishing the Mystery Bookshelf at her website. Check it out!

Meanwhile, Dave Robeson's farewell extravanganza of over 500 books and the archives will be available indefinitely. The database has been taken down, but information about books from your favorite authors is available at Fantastic Fiction.

Swan Song
I'm sorry to announce that is closing down. After 13 years, it's time for me to pursue other interests. Thank you to everyone who has sent messages over the years.

For those of you looking for information similar to what our Deadly Directory and Mysterious Home Page has provided, you might try Mystery Readers Journal, for links to bookstores, magazines, and associations. It's also a wonderful magazine with articles by many of your favorite authors, new and old.

Mystery Calendar
Here are remaining events for 2008:

  • Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2008. The Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave. Manhattan, Kansas. Fifth annual celebration of the “small town” mystery for authors and fans. Guest of Honor JoAnna Carl (aka Eve Sandstrom). Panels, Halloween reception, tours, Chocaholic Banquet.
  • Nov 5 - 9, 2008. Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: Focus on Mystery. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. Annual event includes pre-conference workshop and panels on writing and forensic procedure. Featured speakers include Michael McGarrity, Craig Johnson, Judith Van Gieson, and workshops by Sandi Ault and Pari Noskin Taichert.
  • Nov 14 - 16, 2008. New England Crime Bake. Dedham, Massachusetts. Guest of Honor: Harlan Coben. Seventh annual writers & readers conference sponsored by New England chapters of MWA & SinC. Panels, masterclasses, MS critiques. Al Blanchard Award short story contest.



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