Brenda Buchanan, here, with some on-the-scene photos from Jesup Library in beautiful Bar Harbor, where many of us who kill on the page converged this weekend to participate in the inaugural Murder by the Book conference.
Kate Flora and Gerry Boyle during the panel titled “Sex Change,” about writing a protagonist of the opposite gender
Julia Spencer-Fleming, reading work in progress
Chris Holm. whose novel The Killing Kind was released to rave reviews last week
Maureen Milliken during the Real World vs. The Page panel discussion.
The Real World vs. The Page panel: Maine Superior Court Justice William Stokes, journalists Maureen Milliken and Earl Brechlin, Hancock County District Attorney Matthew Foster and retired Portland (and crime writer) Det. Sgt. Bruce Coffin
The eye-catching entrance to the Jesup Library. In addition to the crime scene tape, there were chalked outlines of bodies on the sidewalk out front.
Many thanks to all of those who attended and to Ruth Eveland, Melinda Rice, Kayla Chagnon and the rest of the wonderful staff at the Jesup Library for a memorable weekend. A lot of local businesses were behind this event as well, a model of community engagement.