Weekend Update: August 12-13, 2023

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday), Kate Flora (Tuesday), Sandra Neily (Thursday), and Dick Cass (Friday).

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

 Matt Cost just published the fifth book in his Mainely Mystery series, Mainely Wicked. Langdon is hired to find a man who answered a classified ad and then disappeared into thin air. And then a second person vanishes. What starts as a couple of simple missing-person cases quickly spirals into a diabolical world of witches, wiccans, and wendigos.

Cost will be at the Readfield Community Library on August 16th speaking of his recent release, Mainely Wicked. The event is from 6:30 to whenever it ends. “Langdon faces his most WICKED case yet, and not everyone will survive. When Chabal is taken, the chase takes Langdon to a climactic scene on an island in the middle of Maranacook Lake outside of Readfield…”  

On Friday, August 18th, Cost will be the 3rd Friday Bath Art Hop from 4-7 p.m. No hopping necessary but books will be signed.

Matt and fellow MCW writers Jule Selbo, Dick Cass, Maureen Milliken, Vaughn Hardacker, and John Clark at the Topsham Library Maine Authors Fair last Saturday

 A reminder about our Body Contest. Please share with your friends:

Yes, friends, it’s back: Our “Where Would You Put the Body?” contest

It’s Maine Crime Writers “Where Would You Put the Body?” contest – late summer/early fall edition. How do you enter? Send a photograph of your chosen spot to: WritingAboutCrime@gmail.com with “Where Would You Put the Body?” in the subject line. There will be prizes for First, Second, and Third place–books of course and other Maine goodies. You may enter no more than three photographs, each one entered separately. They must be of Maine places and you must identify the place in your submission. Photos must be the submitter’s original work. Contest will run through the middle of October.


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, along with the very popular “Making a Mystery” with audience participation, and “Casting Call: How We Staff Our Mysteries.” We also do programs on Zoom. Contact Kate Flora

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