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We are Delighted to Welcome

Allison Brennan

to LIMCon Chicago 2016

Check back here and our Facebook page again soon,

as we add more Featured Authors of

Mystery, Romance, True Crime & Memoirs

for the new con!

for the 2016 Con

  
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-Mary
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The 2015 con is in the books

(so to speak!)

Thanks to all who joined us this year -- be sure to visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the con!

See you next year, March 11-13, at the new LIMCon!

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Latest News

9 Feb 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 LOVEY Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2015 LOVEY Award Winners!
Best First Novel: The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
Best Traditional/Amateur Sleuth: Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson
Best Thriller: Death and White Diamonds by Jeffery Markowitz
Best Suspense: Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies by Raymond Benson
Best Police Procedural/PI: Retribution by Annie Rose Alexander
Best Historical: Shall We Not Revenge by D.M. Pirrone
Best Paranormal: Plagued by Guilt by Molly MacRae
Best Series: The Charlie Fox Series by Zoe Sharp
Best Short Story: "What We Do for Love/Kiddieland & Other Misfortunes" by Tim Chapman Read more
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24 Nov 2014

A History In Mysteries: An Interview with Anne Perry

by Diane Piron-Gelman

Diane Piron-Gelman currently serves as Board President of LIM, and recently had the opportunity to talk to LIM 2015 Featured Author Anne Perry. Their interview follows.

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4 Nov 2014

What is the origin of the phrase, "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang"?

It was in a quote by renowned film critic Pauline Kael, who said, in 1968: "The words 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies."

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29 Oct 2014

Jacquelyn Mitchard at Merit Press

The New York Times bestselling author of nine books for adults and five for teenagers, Jacquelyn Mitchard is now editor of an imprint she helped to create, Merit Press. Merit Press is actively acquiring realistic, contemporary Young Adult fiction - suspenseful, mysterious, some-times with historical subjects or a twist of magical realism. Merit Press has twice been featured in Publishers Weekly as an up-and-coming new publisher, under the aegis of the media giant F&W Media. Mitchard, who comes from Chicago, now lives on Cape Cod with her family. Email her at jackie@jackiemitchard.com or call her at 608-576-5568, and visit her website, www.jacquelynmitchard.com


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9 Sep 2014

Moved to Emulation

by Michael Lister, sponsor of the Gulf Coast Writers’ Conference

Saul Bellow said a writer is a reader moved to emulation.

I am a reader moved to emulation. I am a moviegoer moved to make story. 

I am a crime, mystery, detective, noir novelist inspired by more writers and filmmakers than I can begin to catalog, but here are three contemporary crime writers that first moved me to emulation, and continue to inspire me.  


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Featured Authors
In 2015 our featured authors were....

Zoe Sharp

Denise Swanson

Anne Perry (via Skype)




  
Local Featured Author

Robert Goldsborough

  
Ghost of Honor

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  
Conference Schedule

Watch a little later this year for the 2016 conference schedule! The new LIMCon Chicago will have some plot twists and turns next year, while still maintaining everything you love most about Love is Murder: expert witnesses, writing panels and workshops, PitchPerfect, the Gong Show, plus presentations and panels on romance, romantic suspense, writing memoirs. . . . and a few surprises!

  
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