I’m in Rome. (Not New York. Italy.)
And too jet-lagged to write very much.
So here are a few photos instead.
All of them were taken a little over a week ago.
And in a place very far from here:
Bouchercon 2011 in St. Louis.
|My wife, Eide, and some guy she met in a restaurant.|
|The Murder is Everywhere Panel. From left to right, Leighton, Tim, Michael, Jeff, Yrsa and Adrian Muller, our moderator. Adrian, for those who don't already know it, is the motor behind CRIMEFEST, held in May of each year in Bristol, in the UK.|
|My fellow Soho author, Stuart Neville, and I with our editor, Juliet, and our publicist, Michelle.|
|Bronwen Hruska, our publisher, is the rose standing next to the two thorns.|
|Yrsa, holding in her hands the head cheese she brought to accompany the famous scourged sheep's head.|
|Peter Rosovsky, author of Detectives Beyond Borders, making the acquaintance of the aforementioned Icelandic delicacy.|
|Flanking Eide are the delightful Gottfrieds, Bill and Toby, of Left Coast Crime fame - who never miss a Bouchercon.|
Finally, to rap it all up, and following a suggestion from Beth Crowley, of Murder by Type here’s a link to a short video of our Murder is Everywhere panel:
The audio quality, I warn you, is dreadful.
But I consulted Beth, and she said I should put it up anyway, because she thought some of you folks might like to see what we looked and sounded like.
The peal of laughter after Tim says the word “guilty” is from my wife.
She was sitting in the second row of the audience, holding the camera.
And is currently being very much missed by her husband, because she's almost 9,500 kilometers away in São Paulo.
Leighton - Monday