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Saturday, October 13 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Dangerous Places

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In the world of crime fiction, danger lurks everywhere: at home, at work, at leisure, in settings familiar, exotic, and unimaginable. Four mystery authors reveal how they deal with danger in vastly different locations and situations. James Hayman sets his Mike McCabe/Maggie Savage thrillers in Portland, Maine. Paul Kemprecos’s detective/adventure novels take place by the sea, on the seas, and under the sea. Clea Simon’s most recent noir took readers deep into Boston’s punk rock history. And Susan Oleksiw’s three mystery series all have distinctive settings: from a New England farm to a tourist hotel in southern India. Moderator Mo Walsh, president of the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America, will be our fearless guide through these perilous locales. Sponsored by Mystery Writers of America-New England.

Moderators
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Mo Walsh

Mo Walsh sets her short crime stories in places and situations that have distinctive character: a second-rate resort, a society wedding, an all-night convenience store, an alien spaceship. Her first published story, “Roadside Roulette,” won the Mary Higgins Clark Short Mystery/Suspense... Read More →

Presenters
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James Hayman

James Hayman sets his Mike McCabe/Maggie Savage thrillers in Portland, Maine, the state’s most populous city and tourist destination, and the largest tonnage seaport in New England. His team of police detectives debuted in 2009 in The Cutting. Four more McCabe/Savage thrillers... Read More →
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Paul Kemprecos

Paul Kemprecos sets his detective/adventure novels by the sea, on the seas, and under the sea. His series about philosophic fisherman, charter boat captain, and part-time PI Aristotle “Soc” Socarides made its Shamus Award–winning debut in 1991 with Cool Blue Tomb, took a hiatus... Read More →
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Susan Oleksiw

Susan Oleksiw’s three mystery series occur in distinctive settings. Below the Tree Line (2018) in the new Pioneer Valley series introduced Felicity O'Brien, a rural New England farmer and healer who receives extravagant offers for her family land. In Oleksiw’s Anita Ray series... Read More →
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Clea Simon

Clea Simon returned to her Boston punk rock past in fall 2017 with World Enough (Severn House), an edgy urban noir. Author of three nonfiction books and 22 cozy/amateur sleuth mysteries, mostly featuring cats, she went feline again in 2018 with the black cat–narrated Cross My... Read More →

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Saturday October 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
BPL McKim Exhibition Hall Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

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