Malice Domestic 2017 – The BOLO Books Recap

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Malice Domestic is the yearly crime fiction convention held in/near Bethesda, Maryland. About half the size of Bouchercon, Malice Domestic is a cozier affair – in all definitions of the word. Since Malice celebrates the traditional mystery, there are a fair number of cozy mystery authors in attendance, but it is important to remember that it really does include all sub-genres that fall under the larger “traditional” banner. Here is a brief remembrance of this year’s convention.

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It’s almost time for Malice Domestic

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Malice Domestic begins in Bethesda, Maryland tomorrow.  I hope that you are going to be there. Please be sure to say hello!

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Malice Domestic 2017 Panel Schedule

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The panel schedule for Malice Domestic 29 in Bethesda, Maryland (April 28-30, 2017) has been announced. As always, there are plenty of wonderful events throughout the weekend to satisfy any crime fiction fanatic.

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Ian Rankin @ The Ivy Bookshop

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Ian Rankin brought his 30th Anniversary of Rebus Tour to The Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington, Maryland.

The bookshop was filled to capacity as befits an author or Mr. Rankin’s stature, along with the fact that his tours of the US are less frequent than some other UK-based authors.

As always, I like to post here a few highlights as I know there are many readers who are not in locations where these tours might stop, but who are none the less interested in hearing what their favorite authors have to say.

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Blood on the Bayou – The BOLO Books Review

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Blood on the Bayou is the latest Bouchercon Anthology – release recently at the 2016 Bouchercon in New Orleans.

This collection of stories is 100% solid and is as diverse as the city of New Orleans itself. I could have reviewed any of these stories as there is not a bad one in the bunch.

As it is, I had to make some choices. I chose 14 stories (out of 22 total): choosing stories from throughout the whole collection, ones by authors at various stages in their careers, and stories that covered the different styles and tones that are evident throughout the collection. These are some of my favorites, but again, there is not a bad story in this entire anthology. Buy Blood on the Bayou and read them all: you will find a few favorites as well.

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Bouchercon 2016 – The BOLO Books Recap

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Just a word of warning – This one is going to run long folks. Bouchercon 2016 in New Orleans was an event like no other. Read on to reflect back on those wonderful times or to see what you might have missed.

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