Like a number of mystery writers, I went straight from the Edgar Week activities in New York to Bethesda, Maryland for the annual traditional mystery fest Malice Domestic.
It was my second time attending Malice, and I was happy to see many friends and meet new readers.
What with all the activities of last week and the weekend, I will tell you about it in mostly in photos.
|Your reporter with mystery writer friends Robert Knightly and|
Ken Isaacson at the Edgar Awards Banquet
|Atrium of the Hyatt in Bethesda|
|My panel "It's a Small World" included|
Trish Carrico, May-Jane Deeb, Susan Froetschel, Peggy Hanson
The ingenious mystery fan, Theresa Rispoli, of Leesburg, Virginia--a midwife in real life--has solved the issue of getting her eBooks autographed. She buys lucite guards for her iPad ($3 each from Amazon, she says) and asks authors of the books contained therein to autograph them with a Sharpie.
|Risa says when one guard is full she hangs it on her office|
wall and replaces it with a fresh one for more autographs.
|Note the autograph of Hank Phillippi Ryan who won the|
Agatha this year for Best Contemporary Novel
|Fans getting in the mood for the banquet|
|The crowd at the banquet.|
|My fellow Minotaur author, Julia Spencer Fleming with Best Novel|
winner Hank Phillippi Ryan.
Next year the guests of honor will be the great writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd. I'll be there if at all possible.
Annamaria - Monday