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We Welcome 

Anne Perry

 

and

Zoe Sharp

and

Denise Swanson


and

Local
Featured
Author

Robert
Goldsborough


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for the 2015 Con

  
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Are YOU coming to LIM in 2015?

We can't wait to see you! Here are two more things that can't wait - nominating your book for a LOVEY, and getting copies in the LIM bookstore.

Eligible books must be nominated for a LOVEY Award by January 2, 2015 (eligible books can be published through December 31, 2014. To nominate your book for a LOVEY, fill out the form on our website. 

We will list LOVEY nominations on our website and in our email newsletter, Kiss! Kiss! Bang! Bang!, beginning in November.
 
To be sure your books will be available for sale at LIM 2015, contact Sue Petersen of Brain Snacks bookstore by Friday, December 12, 2014. Sue can be reached by email at sue@brnsncks.com or by phone at 630-241-1040.
  
Latest News

3 Dec 2014

Crime for the Hoidays

Christmas Mysteries, Authors A-D

Crime for the Holidays. Next to Thanksgiving, this is a major time for murder! Here's the first installment, Authors A-D of what will be a very extensive Christmas Mystery list. I'll be posting the rest of the list over the next week or so. This list has been updated since 2013, but I'm sure I've still managed to miss a few authors and titles. Let me know, and I'd be glad to add them. - See more at: http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-mysteries-authors-d.html#sthash.gFgOee9Z.dpuf
Next to Thanksgiving, this is a major time for murder! Here's the first installment, Authors A-D of what will be a very extensive Christmas Mystery list that Janet Rudolph will be posting on her "Mystery Fanfare" blog. She has been updating the list has since 2013, and welcomes your suggestions of authors and titles to add to it. Read the A-D list here.
Crime for the Holidays. Next to Thanksgiving, this is a major time for murder! Here's the first installment, Authors A-D of what will be a very extensive Christmas Mystery list. I'll be posting the rest of the list over the next week or so. This list has been updated since 2013, but I'm sure I've still managed to miss a few authors and titles. Let me know, and I'd be glad to add them. - See more at: http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-mysteries-authors-d.html#sthash.gFgOee9Z.dpuf
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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

Anne Perry

Zoe Sharp

Denise Swanson




  
Local Featured Author

Robert Goldsborough

  
Ghost of Honor

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  
Conference Schedule

Click here to view the 2014 conference schedule -- for a hint of what's coming in 2015. Along with many returning friends and topics, we're bringing you even more new, exciting, and informative panel discussions, activities and presentations!

  
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