Sisters in Crime, New England

Monday, May 116:30—8:00 PMMeeting RoomLangley-Adams Library185 Main Street, Groveland, MA, 01834

Please join us for an evening of Mystery Making. In this fun, fast-paced improv game, five mystery authors, representing different sub-genres, including cozy/traditional and suspense/thriller, will brainstorm on their feet to create a brand new mystery, using suggestions provided by the audience. 

Panelists will be:

Connie Johnson Hambley:  Author of The Jessica Trilogy. The Charity is the first book in a series about a young woman caught in the mechanisms of terrorism. The sequel, The Troubles, was published May 2015. The Wake completes this trilogy. Connie is the current president of Sisters in Crime New England. 

Edith Maxwell: Macavity- and Agatha-nominated Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her award-winning short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies, and she was honored to serve as a past President of Sisters in Crime New England.

Amy Ray: Amy is a writer of suspense novels for adults, children's middle-grade adventure novels, and picture books. Her mystery/thriller DANGEROUS DENIAL was published in 2014 by Barking Rain Press. She has short stories featured in the anthologies LOVE FREE OR DIE (2015), MURDER INK (2016), and MURDER INK VOLUME II (2017). Her ebook LIFE SUPPORT: AN ANTIQUES ALLEY SHORT MYSTERY was a finalist for a 2016 IPNE Book Award.

Robin Hazard Ray: is the author of the historical mystery, The Strangers' Tomb (2015), set at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in the nineteenth century. She has won honorable mention in the Al Blanchard Short Crime Fiction Award Contest for two of her short stories, also set at the cemetery, which she knows quite well from her work as volunteer docent for the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery, where she gives tours on themes ranging from glacial geology to gay Bostonians. She is currently writing the second book in the Murder in the Cemetery series.

Sarah Smith: An Agatha winner and Massachusetts Book Award winner for her novel, THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK, Sarah Smith has been interested in ghosts and storytelling since she was four. She studied English at Harvard, where she hung out in the library reading mysteries, and film in London. She has written a bestselling adult mystery series set in the Edwardian period; two of the books were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year, one was a London Times Book of the Year, and the first, THE VANISHED CHILD, is being made into a musical. Her standalone novel about the Shakespeare authorship, CHASING SHAKESPEARES, is being made into a play. Her latest novel, CRIMES AND SURVIVORS, set in 1912 and involving the sinking of The Titantic, releases in April 2020.

Book signings and sales will be available. 

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