The Maine Crime Writers at Malice Domestic

by Barb, enjoying a sneak peak of spring in Maryland

This weekend six Maine Crime Writers, Bruce Robert Coffin, Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson, Jessie Crockett/Jessica Ellicott,  Maureen Milliken, Barbara Ross, and Lea Wait, will be at the Malice Domestic conference in Bethesda, Maryland. Malice is the fan/author conference for traditional mysteries.

If you’re at the conference, we’d love to see you. Here is our combined schedule. Or, just say hello as one of us passes you in the lobby!


Lea and Bruce will be participating in Malice Go Round. That’s speed dating for readers and authors.


Jessie/Jessica will be on the panel Making History: Our Agatha Best Historical Novel Nominees with Harriette Sackler (moderator), Rhys Bowen and Edith Maxwell.

Lea will be on the panel Double Timing: Authors with Multiple Series with Kelley Letourneau (moderator), Ellery Adams, E. J. Copperman / Jeff Cohen, JR Ripley and Elaine Viets.

11:00-1:00 pm
Kathy/Kaitlyn, Jessie/Jessica, Barb and Lea will be at the Kensington book giveaway, signing and mixer outside the main ballroom along with 37 other Kensington authors

Kathy/Kaitlyn, Maureen, Bruce and Lea will be signing books in the signing area.

Barb be making up murderous stories along with Hank Phillippi Ryan, Sheila Connolly and Parnell Hall at their panel Murder at the Improv

Jessie and Barb will be signing in the signing in the signing area

The Agatha Awards banquet will feature the Agatha nominees, including our own Jessie Crockett/Jessica Ellicott, whose book Murder in an English Village is nominated for best historical novel.



Kathy/Kaitlyn will be on the panel Seasonal Sleuths: Mature Mysteries with Patti Ruocco (moderator), Barbara Barrett, D. B. Borton, Tony Perona and M. Glenda Rosen

Maureen will moderate the panel Stop the Presses with R.G. Belsky, Melinda Mullet, Nancy Cole Silverman, LynDee Walker

Bruce will be on the panel Law and Order with Robert Downs (moderator), Roger Johns, Catherine Maiorisi, Keenan Powell, Michael H. Rubin

We hope we’ll see you there!

About Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her website at
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