Malice Domestic 2017 – The BOLO Books Recap

From the Booking Desk:

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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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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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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My Bouchercon 2016 Schedule

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In case you have not heard, the panel schedule for Bouchercon 2016 in New Orleans has now been posted. And it is a sight to behold. There is something for everyone on this list of panels.

As is my custom here on the blog, I wanted to take a moment to let you know which panels I am most excited about. I hope that if you are attending the event, you will take some time to explore the full schedule and map out your plans for the conference.

And I hope that if our paths cross at any point, you will introduce yourselves and say hi! I look forward to seeing you all in NOLA.

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Mark Billingham @ The Ivy Bookshop

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Last night at The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, Mark Billingham entertained a loyal crowd with an assist from Laura Lippman. Anyone who has ever heard Mark speak knows that the man can’t resist a good one-liner to keep the audience on their toes.

This time out, Mark Billingham is on a promotional tour for Die of Shame, his new stand-alone mystery centered on an addiction group in the UK. As per normal with these recaps of mine, I’ll point out a few highlights:

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