Weekend Update: September 8-9, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Barb Ross (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Bruce Coffin (Wednesday), Kate Flora (Thursday), and William Andrews (Friday).

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

from Kaitlyn Dunnett:  I have nine advance reading copies of the next Liss MacCrimmon mystery, Overkilt (publication date October 30), to give away. To enter the drawing for one of these uncorrected ARCs, send an email with the subject line “giveaway” to kaitlyndunnett@gmail.com. Bala the cat will pick the winners on September 20th. This is the twelfth book in the series and, as you can see by the cover, the story has something to do with Thanksgiving. Both the cats, Lumpkin and Glenora, and the Scotties, Dandy and Dondi, have roles to play in this one, along with a few human characters.

If you’re at Bouchercon, the large mystery conference for fans and writers in St. Petersburg, FL this week, a whole bunch of Maine Crime Writers are here, including Brenda Buchanan, Dick Cass, Bruce Coffin and Barb Ross. If you see one of us, we’d love to say hello.

This coming Tuesday at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick:

Mystery Author Event: Kate Flora and Bruce Coffin

Tue Sep 11th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Morrell Meeting Room 


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Join us for a presentation by two Maine mystery writers: Kate Flora and Bruce Coffin.

Kate Clark Flora is the author of the Thea Kozak mysteries, the gritty Joe Burgess police procedurals, and two true crime books, Death Dealer and Finding Amy (co-written with Joseph Loughlin, a Portland Deputy Police Chief). She and Loughlin teamed up again for Shots Fired: The Misunderstandings, Misconceptions, and Myths about Police Shootings. She was co-author with Roger Guay of A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden’s 25 Years in the Maine Woods.

Bruce’s bestselling debut novel Among the Shadows and his follow-up, Beneath the Depths, the first two novels in the John Byron Mystery Series from HarperCollins Publishers, have been well-received by fans and critics alike. The third novel in the series, Beyond the Truth, scheduled for release on October 30th, is now available for advance purchase.

Co-sponsored by Sisters in Crime and Maine Crime Writers. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Wednesday, September 12:  Lea Wait will be speaking at the Wiscasset Library (High Street in Wiscasset, Maine, at 5 p.n. She’ll be focusing on her newest books, CONTRARY WINDS, set in 1777 and partially set in Wiscasset, and FOR FREEDOM ALONE, set in Scotland, but will also speak about her mysteries. Copies of all Lea’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

September giveaways: A signed first edition of Richard Russo’s Empire Falls and the audio book of Louise Penny’s The Long Way Home.

An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share.

And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. Contact Kate Flora

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