Weekend Update: November 3-4, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Dick Cass (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday) John Clark (Thursday), and Bruce Coffin (Friday).

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

Dick Cass and Kate Flora joined crime writers Hallie Ephron and Sheila Connolly at the Concord Festival of Authors mystery night:

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Bruce Robert Coffin launched Beyond the Truth the third novel in his Detective Byron mystery series on the past Tuesday at DiMillo’s on the Water.

Kate Flora is celebrating the arrival of two new books this week. Her crime story collection, Careful What You Wish For and the 9th Thea Kozak mystery, Schooled in Death.


A bunch of Maine Crime Writers past and present were at Murder By The Book in Bar Harbor last weekend.

There were lots of laughs. From left, Lynne Raimondo (with face in hands), Beth Ineson, Jim Ziskin, Dorothy Cannell, Julia Spencer-Fleming and Brenda Buchanan

Murder by the Book was a good time! From left, Brenda Buchanan, Dick Cass, Anne Cass and Karen Coffin

There were panels and readings and lots of informal discussion among Maine crime writers and special guests, including Guest of Honor David Rosenfelt.

Stephanie Gayle, Bruce Coffin and Jim Ziskin












Bruce Robert Coffin has several appearances scheduled for the coming week. On Monday, November 5th at 6 p.m. he will be at the Kennebunk Free Library with Paula and Ann from Mainely Murders.

On Wednesday, November 7th from 2-8 p.m. he will be signing books at the Diane Snow Gallery, 705 Foss Road, Limerick, Maine.

On Thursday, November 8th at 6 p.m. he will be appearing in Groveland, Massachusetts at the Langley-Adams Library.







Location: Banded Brewing Co., 32 Maine St. Biddeford  When: November 18, 3-5 p.m.  https://bandedbrewing.com/

Maine Writers Treat You to a ‘Peeerfect’ Sunday afternoon! Listen to eleven writers share enticing bits of their thrillers and mysteries. Sip craft brews. (Beelzebubbles and Swarm should fit the mood.)

Order up a taster of 4 craft brews!

Enter a free raffle and win a large basket of signed authors’ books. (Great for gifts!) Kelly’s Books to Go will also be on hand to sell all authors’ works.


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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