…an attempt to bring good crime fiction to the attention of others.
…an opportunity to share my mystery lecture topics with others.
…an offering of mystery happenings.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Going to the Bad by Nora McFarland (Touchstsone)
Just because TV photographer Lilly Hawkins is working the assignment desk during the Christmas holidays, it doesn't mean she'll stay in the station. When she hears her own address over the police scanner, Lilly bursts into action. Investigating the multiple gunshot crime leads Lilly from the hospital emergency room to the walled estate of a multi-millionaire to seedy pawnshops. She learns more about her uncle Bud's early life than she wants to know (and a lot about herself) while dealing with rumor and fact—in less than two days.
I'm supposed to be retired, but I keep busy as a media escort and editor of inSinC, the Sisters in Crime journal.
I read about 200 mysteries a year and have been reviewing and lecturing about mysteries for nearly 25 years. I enjoy moderating crime fiction panels at panels across the country.
I often host mystery authors and book them into stores, libraries, and other venues in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
If you live in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, you may want to subscribe to "Triangle Mystery" where I operate a list-serv alerting folks to upcoming mystery events and happenings. I post bookstore and library events as well as schedules for authors who are visiting with me. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Join" button.