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In 2015
We Welcome 

Anne Perry



Zoe Sharp


Denise Swanson




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

And thanks again to our 2014 Featured Authors:

Jamie Freveletti

Heather Graham

Peter Kornbluh

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Marcus Sakey

Local Featured Author:
Shane Gericke

for the 2015 Con

As always, great information, well organized. Good mix of presentations.

-Nancy Sweetland
In Memoriam

This page honors our LIM Conference friends who have passed. Please contact us if there is someone you would like to include.

Honora Finkelstein, 1941-2014

It is with  great sadness that we have learned that author and long-time LIM attendee Honora Finkelstein passed away on May 14. Together with her cousin Susan Smiley, she co-authored three published novels in the Ariel Quigley Mystery Series, including The Chef Who Died Sautéing (2006), which won a Lovey award in 2007 and was nominated for an Agatha award that same year; The Lawyer Who Died Trying (2007); and  The Reporter Who Died Probing (2008); three Killer Cookbooks that were published in separate editions to accompany the novels and that have recently been republished in combination editions with the novels; and the thriller Walk-In (2012). Click here to read a beautiful tribute to Honora by her daughter Aileen, on Facebook ( LIM board expresses its heartfelt sympathies to Honora's family.

Scott Doornbosch died peacefully at his home in Tinley Park, IL on July 27, 2012 at the age of 60 after a long and brave struggle with cancer.

Scott published his first book, Basic Black -- A Tony Black Mystery in June, 2011 and won a Lovey Award at the 2012 Love is Murder con for Best First Novel.

"I never thought about being a writer until about 8 years ago when I was sitting on my deck having a glass of wine and an image kept popping into my head. I decided to write it down and found myself still writing after 6 hours. Of course it was the beginning of a story so I had to go back and write some more the next day. After 14 days my first book was finished."

                                                                                                                                                ~~ Scott Doornsbach

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