From the Booking Desk:

As always, I am hoping to meet fans of the BOLO Books blog while wandering around the events associated with Bouchercon 2017 in Toronto. Below is a preliminary schedule of where I plan to be each day. I have no doubt that other panels/gatherings will be added to this list as we approach the convention, but this is a nice framework of where you can find me. So, if you are looking for a hug, for a BOLO Books pen, or for one of our awesome bookmarks, please do say hi! I’ll also be recruiting for future Composite Sketch participants, so it’s best to be on your best behavior. Oh, who am I kidding: have a great time, go wild, and celebrate this tribe we all love so very much. See you soon.


8 – 10 Speed Dating

10 – 11 Readers Recommend
(Sarah Byrne, Aubrey Hamilton, Robert Lopresti (M), Janet Rudolph, Charles Salzberg, Carolyn Tillery)

11:30 – 12:30 Guest of Honor Interview
(Christopher Brookmyre interviewed by Mark Billingham)

1 – 2 Le Femme Cherche
(Ian Hamilton (M), Lesa Preston, Deanna Raybourne, Clea Simon, Carrie Smith, Steve Steinbock)

2:30 – 3:30 Adapted For…
(Lou Berney, Ann Cleeves, Maureen Jennings, David Morrell, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Shawn Reilly Simmons (M))

7:30 – 9:30 Opening Ceremonies

9:30 – 11:30 Pub Games (?)


10 – 11 Three Good Friends
(Rhys Bowen, Deborah Crombie, Louise Penny)

2:30 – 4:30 Librarian’s Tea (Invitation Only)

5 – 6 Guest of Honor Interview
(Megan Abbott interviews by Laurie R. King)

9:30 – 11:00 Pub Quiz


7:30 – 9:30 Sisters in Crime Breakfast – 30 year celebration! (Ticketed)

10 – 11 Best Novel Nominees
(Megan Abbott, Reed Farrel Coleman, Chris Holm, Laura Lippman, Louse Penny, Hank Phillippi Ryan (M))

1 – 2 Northern Crimes
(Kelley Armstrong, Alex Gray, Rachel Greenaway (M), Ragnar Jonasson, Caro Ramsay, Antti Tuomeinen)

2:30 – 3:30 Reading the Rainbow
(Jessie Chandler, John Copenhaver, Stephanie Gayle, Greg Herren, Owen Laukkanen, Kristopher Zgorski (M))


10:30 – 11:30 Guest of Honor Interview
(Louise Penny interviewed by Ann Cleeves)

11 – 1 Anthony Brunch and Anthony Award Ceremony