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Unless otherwise noted, all events are at the Mid-Manhattan Branch, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 6th Floor, and begin at 6:30 p.m


Flyer » May 18, 2011, Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.:

Love, Lies and Murder

     ** at White Plains Library, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Michael Balkind, Maggie Barbieri, Evelyn David, Steve Liskow will examine books notable for their examination of deception and betrayal as seen through the distorted lens of romantic attraction. Moderated by Chris Knopf.

Flyer » May 17, 2011, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.:

Cause Of Death
     Choose Your Weapon

How done it can be as important as Who done it. Authors Donald Bain, Hilary Davidson, Rosemary Harris, Jonathan Maberry and Angela Zeman reveal how they do it. Moderated by Peggy Ehrhart.

Flyer » May 3, 2011, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.:

Crime: Who Says it Doesn't Pay?

     ** at Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Rd., Tappan, NY

Join crime writers Andrew Gross, M.J. Rose, Sharon Linnea and Jessica Speart to get the back story on the true-life crime scenes that paid off. Moderated by Robert Knightly.

Flyer » April 13, 2011, Wednesday:

From the Autopsy Room to the Courtroom
      How Medical Examiners and Lawyers Speak for the Dead

Authors Alafair Burke, Linda Fairstein, Jonathan Hayes and Robert Knightly make up this distinguished panel of law enforcement professionals who bring their day jobs to their writing to solve their cases. Moderated by Bernard Whalen.

Flyer » March 22, 2011, Tuesday:

Researching The Historical Mystery
      The Importance of Accurate Detail

Authors Megan Abbott, Thomas H. Cook, Stefanie Pintoff and
M. J. Rose will explore the joys and frustrations of researching the historical mystery. Moderated by Jillian Abbott.

Flyer » February 16, 2011, Wednesday:

The Inside Track
      Top Agents Reveal How You Can Make Your Project Rise to the Top of the Slush

Literary agents Michelle Brower and Janet Reid will discuss their views of the state of the market and the publishing industry. Moderated by Catherine Maiorisi.

Flyer » January 19, 2011, Wednesday:

Without Conscience
      Why Psychopaths Make Such Interesting Characters


Flyer » December 14, 2010, Tuesday:

21st Century Witches
      Inside the Mind of the Female Killer

Flyer » November 16, 2010, Tuesday:

Where Ideas Come From
      Mystery Writers Reveal All

Flyer » November 13, 2010, Saturday:
    2:30-4:30 pm

Queens Library Whodunit Slam Event

    Queens Library
    Forest Hills
    108-19 71st Avenue

Flyer » October 19, 2010, Tuesday:

The Art of Distraction
      Using Red Herrings in Mysteries

Flyer » September 21, 2010, Tuesday:

New York Noir
      Life in the Big Apple Can Be Murder

Flyer » August 10, 2010, Tuesday:

Paranormal Mysteries
      Out of This World Detectives

Flyer » July 13, 2010, Tuesday:

Is It Romance or Is It Mystery?
      Balancing Love and Murder

Flyer » June 22, 2010, Tuesday:

Chick Lit Mysteries:
      Laugh or I’ll Use My Stiletto to Kill You

Flyer » May 18, 2010, Tuesday:

Forensics and the Mystery Writer: Is It Science or Fiction?

Flyer » April 13, 2010, Tuesday:

Crime Scenes—From Cities to the Back of Beyond:
      Why & How Mystery Writers Choose Their Settings

Flyer » March 23, 2010, Tuesday:

Hard-boiled Mysteries: Killing With an Edge

Flyer » March 11, 2010, Thursday, 6:00 pm:

It’s A Helluva Town To Die In
  Countee Cullen Library
  104 West 136th St.
  NY, NY 10030

Flyer» February 23, 2010, Tuesday:

How to Get Tales of Murder and Mayhem Published in a Deadly Market:
      The Mystery Writers of America/New York Chapter Mentor Program
      Debriefing [Panel already set]

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Flyer January 26, 2010, Tuesday:

The Sherlock Holmes Effect: How the Arthur Conan Doyle Classics
      Influence Contemporary Mysteries


Flyer December 16, 2009:

Legal, Medical and Psychological Thrillers How Professionals Use Their Inside Knowledge Of What They Write

Flyer November 17, 2009:

Cozy Mysteries: Amateur Sleuths and Feline Detectives

October 27, 2009, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Chappaqua Public Library
195 S Greeley Ave.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-4779

     How Edgar Allen Poe Influences Contemporary Mysteries

Flyer October 21, 2009:

Why Kids Love a Good Scare: Writing for Kids and Young Adults

Flyer September 22, 2009:

Police Procedurals: Detective Fiction by the Book

August 11, 2009:


July 14, 2009:

International Thrillers: Spies, Lies, & Deadly Eyes

June 17, 2009:

Killers on the Loose: New York Thrillers

May 20, 2009:

Contemporary Traditional Mysteries: Fair Play Puzzles in the Modern World

April 22, 2009:

Paranormal Mysteries: Ghost Stories, Psychics, Vampires, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

March 25, 2009:

Fictional Private Eyes: Why Would Anyone Take This Job?

February 24, 2009:

PodcastThe Mentor Panel: How to Write & Sell Your First Mystery: Lessons from the Trenches

You've finished writing your mystery. It's been critiqued and polished. Now what? Marcia Markland, Editor Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press and Jessica Faust Literary Agent with BookEnds, LLC will discuss the challenges of getting the mystery published, describe the submission process, offer examples of do's and don'ts, and provide practical tips for improving your manuscript, synopsis, and query letter. Catherine Maiorisi will moderate.
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January 14, 2009:

Scaring Women: Creating Nail-biting Tension in Women's Suspense


December 16, 2008

Literary Mysteries: Creating Order From Chaos

November 18, 2008

Changing Careers: Writing Mysteries Later in Life

October 23, 2008

Under the Mystery Writer's Veil
The New York Public Library, Webster Branch - 6:30pm
1465 York Avenue [near E. 78th St.] . New York, NY . 212.288.5049

October 21, 2008

Angry Men Who Kill: Violent Thrillers

September 16, 2008

The Dark Side: Gritty Mysteries Set in New York City

August 12, 2008

Fictional Female Detectives: From Hard-Boiled Dames to Gray-haired Ladies With Cats

July 15, 2008

Laugh or I'll Kill You: Humorous Mysteries

June 17, 2008

Murder and Mayhem at Work: Deadly Antiques, Cooks, and Gardens

May 20, 2008

Late Bloomers Dream Big: Publishing Your First Mystery in Midlife

April 30, 2008

Professional Thrillers: Legal, Medical, and Other Murderous Professions

April 15, 2008

Letting Go: Books Into Film
Moderated by Jonathan Santlofer
» At the Merc

April 8, 2008

Tough Gals: The Influence of Sam Spade on the Contemporary Female Detective
Moderated by Jane K. Cleland
» At the Merc

April 3, 2008

Authors Talk: The Influence of The Maltese Falcon on Your Writing
Moderated by Chris Grabenstein
» At the Merc

March 18, 2008

New York, New York, It's a Helluva Town... To Die In

Feb 27, 2008

MWA/NY Mentor Program Panel

Feb 27, 2008

New York Noir: Urban Crime

Dec 19, 2007

True Crime in the Big City