Thursday night, the event was kicked off when Barbara Peters, owner of the Poisoned Pen, interviewed Joseph Kanon and Linda Fairstein. Kanon's latest book is Istanbul Passage, and Fairstein's is Night Watch.
|Joseoph Kanon, Barbara Peters, Linda Fairstein|
Friday's program was a day-long event called "Experience the Exotic". Alex Kava discussed her new book, Fireproof, while Jesse Kellerman discussed his thriller, The Potboiler..
I had already read and reviewed Francine Mathews' wonderful book, Jack 1939, so it was a pleasure to meet her. Dana Stabenow, the luncheon speaker, is the author of Restless in the Grave.
|Francine Mathews, Me, Dana Stabenow|
Howard Anderson, a D.A. in New Mexico, is a debut author. His novel, Albert of Adelaide, is about a platypus. The book is quite popular in Australia.
And, I finally got to meet Tim Hallinan! I've followed his comments on DorothyL for years. His latest Poke Rafferty novel is The Fear Artist.
Mark DeCastrique, author of The 13th Target, and Martin Limon, author of The Joy Brigade, also spoke at Friday's conference, but my pictures didn't turn out. (The room was quite dark for pictures.)
Terrific programs, so there's lots to talk about in coming days. And, it was fun to spend the day at the table with Chantelle Osman from Sirens of Suspense and Gaye from Inside a Book. I didn't sit with Cathy from Kittling:: Books today, as I did at Cozy Con, but did stop over to say hi.What's any better than a room full of mystery writers and readers?