PAST LIBRARY EVENTS
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Psychopaths Make Such Interesting Characters
2010:21st Century Witches
Inside the Mind of the Female Killer
Where Ideas Come From
Mystery Writers Reveal All
Queens Library Whodunit Slam Event
108-19 71st Avenue
The Art of Distraction
Using Red Herrings in Mysteries
New York Noir
Life in the Big Apple Can Be Murder
Out of This World Detectives
Is It Romance or Is It Mystery?
Balancing Love and Murder
Chick Lit Mysteries:
Laugh or I’ll Use My Stiletto to Kill You
Forensics and the Mystery Writer: Is It Science or Fiction?
Crime Scenes—From Cities to the Back of Beyond:
Why & How Mystery Writers Choose Their Settings
Hard-boiled Mysteries: Killing With an Edge
Countee Cullen Library
104 West 136th St.
NY, NY 10030
The Mystery Writers of America/New York Chapter Mentor Program
Debriefing [Panel already set]
Influence Contemporary Mysteries
October 27, 2009, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.Chappaqua Public Library
195 S Greeley Ave.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
MYSTERY WRITERS ON POE:
How Edgar Allen Poe Influences Contemporary Mysteries
August 11, 2009:ROMANTIC SUSPENSE: LOVE CAN KILL YOU
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:The 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.
January 14, 2009:Scaring Women: Creating Nail-biting Tension in Women's Suspense
December 16, 2008Literary Mysteries: Creating Order From Chaos
November 18, 2008Changing Careers: Writing Mysteries Later in Life
October 23, 2008Under 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, 2008Angry Men Who Kill: Violent Thrillers
September 16, 2008The Dark Side: Gritty Mysteries Set in New York City
August 12, 2008Fictional Female Detectives: From Hard-Boiled Dames to Gray-haired Ladies With Cats
July 15, 2008Laugh or I'll Kill You: Humorous Mysteries
June 17, 2008Murder and Mayhem at Work: Deadly Antiques, Cooks, and Gardens
May 20, 2008Late Bloomers Dream Big: Publishing Your First Mystery in Midlife
April 30, 2008Professional Thrillers: Legal, Medical, and Other Murderous Professions
April 15, 2008Letting Go: Books Into Film
Moderated by Jonathan Santlofer
» At the Merc
April 8, 2008Tough Gals: The Influence of Sam Spade on the Contemporary Female Detective
Moderated by Jane K. Cleland
» At the Merc
April 3, 2008Authors Talk: The Influence of The Maltese Falcon on Your Writing
Moderated by Chris Grabenstein
» At the Merc
March 18, 2008New York, New York, It's a Helluva Town... To Die In
Feb 27, 2008MWA/NY Mentor Program Panel
Feb 27, 2008New York Noir: Urban Crime
Dec 19, 2007True Crime in the Big City