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In 2015
We Welcome 

Anne Perry

 

and

Zoe Sharp

and

Denise Swanson


and

Local
Featured
Author

Robert
Goldsborough


Check back often to see who else is coming to next year's Con!

for the 2015 Con

  
What Folks Say
Thanks to the hotel staff, [from the] reservations line to the people at the front desk, from the housekeeping services to the wait staff, my trip trip was smooth.... the conference chose well when they chose this hotel. My compliments.

-Attendee
Love is Murder 2011
  
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We'll see you in Chicago February 6-7-8, 2015! 

(believe it or not, that's less than 3 short months away!)

Sign Up for Next Year's Conference!

Registration is Now Open

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New to the Conference?

Take a look at our 2014 Conference Schedule to see the great panels and sessions plus all the fun activities from last year's 3-day jam-packed  onference - and watch for the 2015 Schedule to be posted in November.

 

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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@brainsnacks.com or by phone at 630-241-1040.
  
Latest News

21 Nov 2014

Spectacular Special for LIM Fans and Friends!

Save $10 Off Ticket Price for "The Mousetrap" at Northlight Theatre

Spectacular Special for LIM Fans and Friends!

See this classic murder mystery at a generously discounted price through an agreement with Northlight Theatre.

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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.jackiemitchard.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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27 Aug 2014

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the World of Spirit

by Gaye Mack

Few Sherlock Holmes fans wouldn’t recognize these words from The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, published in 1904 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. However, how many devoted fans know of Doyle’s fierce involvement in the spiritualist movement of his time? Surely not a majority.

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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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