Featured Speakers

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Ray Anderson

I write long-distance hiking thrillers. My debut novel is "The Trail" from Turner Publishing, which was released October 2015. I spent my corporate career in sales with Procter & Gamble and the Coca-Cola Company.
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Frankie Y. Bailey

Frankie Y. Bailey is both a mystery writer and a "crime professor". She is a criminal justice professor at University at Albany (SUNY). She specializes in crime history, crime and mass media/popular culture and material culture. Her current research focuses on dress and criminal justice in...

Dana Cameron

Dana Cameron's fiction is inspired by her career as an archaeologist. In addition to the six Emma Fielding mystery novels and her "Fangborn" urban fantasy novels, Dana's short fiction covers the spectrum, including mystery, historical, noir, thriller, SF/F, Sherlockian pastiche, and horror....

Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly, Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author, writes three bestselling cozy mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. Her Museum Mysteries are based in Philadelphia, her Orchard Mysteries take place in rural Massachusetts, and her newest County Cork Mysteries are set in Ireland. In...

Sharon Cook

I've been writing a humor/human interest column for decades, along with short stories (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Mag) and others. In Sept. '10, my first mystery, A NOSE FOR HANKY PANKY, was published by Mainly Murder Press. An art school grad, I also illustrated the cover (check out the legs at...

Judith Copek

An information systems nerd for twenty years, Judith is a survivor of  the Millennium bug, Dilbert-like reengineering projects and 3:00 a.m. computer program crashes.  In her writing, she likes to put a literary spin on technology. 
Judith's latest novel is Festival Madness, a book of...

Susan Cory

I have been a licensed architect for several decades and have run a residential firm in Cambridge for many years. My recently finished first mystery is about a Cambridge Architect getting caught up in buried secrets and murder when she goes back to her 20th Harvard Architecture School reunion....

Jessie Crockett Estevao

A nearly life-long resident of the Granite State, Jessie naturally adores black flies, killing frosts in August and snow banks taller than the average grandmother. When not working on her next murderous adventure she enthusiastically putters in her greenhouse, designs bento lunches and throws...

Charlene D'Avanzo

I am a marine ecologist working on an environmental mystery series. My first book, "Death in a Hot Sea", features an Maine oceanographer threatened by climate change doubters. I live in Yarmouth, Maine.

Ray Daniel

Ray Daniel is the award-winning author of Boston-based crime fiction. His short stories “Give Me a Dollar” won a 2014 Derringer Award for short fiction and “Driving Miss Rachel” was chosen as a 2013 distinguished short story by Otto Penzler, editor of The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. ...

Kathy Lynn Emerson

Kathy Lynn Emerson writes the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, starting with MURDER IN THE QUEEN'S WARDROBE, a spin-off of her Face Down Mystery Series. She is also the author of the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet and numerous other books in other genres, including the Agatha-award-winning HOW TO WRITE...

Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron: An award-winning, New York Times best selling suspense writer and book reviewer, Hallie writes books she hopes will keep readers up nights. "Night Night, Sleep Tight" (HarperCollins, 2015) received a starred review in PW and was InStyle Magazine's #1 page turning pick. Her "There...

Gina Fava

Gina Fava is a Buffalo, New York native and lives with her family in New England. The Sculptor, her second novel, is the first in her Mara Silvestri mystery series. She is also the author of The Race: A HELL Ranger Thriller. A University at Buffalo graduate, she also holds a law degree, and has...

Susan Fleet

Susan leads a Music and Mayhem life. After playing trumpet in the Boston area for many years, she moved to New Orleans, the setting for her award-winning Frank Renzi mystery series: ABSOLUTION, DIVA and NATALIE'S REVENGE. Now she divides her time between Boston and The Big Easy. While teaching...

Kate Flora

Attorney Kate Flora’s fourteen books include seven Thea Kozak mysteries, three gritty police procedurals including Playing God, The Angel of Knowlton Park, and Detention; Steal Away, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark) and a true crime. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has...

Peggy Gaffney

Peggy Gaffney has taken her experience as a knitting designer and as a longtime dog breeder and created the first in a romantic suspense mystery series. FASHION GOES TO THE DOGS - a Kate Killoy Mystery takes place in NYC in February at the end of Fashion Week and the beginning of dog show...

Stephanie Gayle

Stephanie Gayle’s newest book, Idyll Threats, (Seventh Street) is the first in the Thomas Lynch mystery series. Stephanie’s fascination with crime began when she met a policeman at the age of four and attempted to outsmart him. After flirting with the idea of becoming a defense attorney and...

Penny Goetjen

Ms. Goetjen was inspired to write The Precipice after falling in love with Maine as a child. She grew up spending summer vacations with family there. Always drawn to the tumultuous, rocky shore, she brought her own children to Maine as they were growing up so they could learn to appreciate the...

Gary Goshgarian

Gary Braver is the bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed mysteries and thrillers—the first three under his own name, Gary Goshgarian, the subsequent and future works under the pen name, Gary Braver.

The Braver books include: ELIXIR, GRAY MATTER, SKIN DEEP, and FLASHBACK, which...

Debi Graham-Leard

My first novel "The Uninvited Guest" should be published by the end of 2015.

Jane Haertel

Susannah Hardy (Jane Haertel) writes the Greek to Me culinary mysteries set in the Thousand Islands region of New York State. As Sadie Hartwell, she writes the Tangled Web Mysteries. She gets to cook, play with yarn, and make up stories all day, and wishes everyone had a job as much fun as hers...

Connie Johnson Hambley

Connie Johnson Hambley grew up on a small dairy farm just north of New York City. When she was a young girl, an arsonist burned her family’s barn to the ground. From that experience grew the stories that have become "The Charity" and "The Troubles."

When writing her thrillers, every bit...

Rosemary Harris

Author of The Bitches of Brooklyn and the Dirty Business mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Paula Holliday. Pushing Up Daisies, the first book in the series, was nominated for an Agatha and an Anthony for Best First Novel of 2008. Other books in the series are The Big Dirt Nap, Dead Head...

Sharon Healy-Yang

I’m a huge fan of films and books created during the 1930s-50s, with their blend of sharp wit, humor, and dark suspense. That passion inspired me to write, Bait and Switch, a mystery/romance set in 1943 released by Touchpoint Press and a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. My...

Julie Hennrikus

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus is a past president of Sisters in Crime New England, and serves on the New England Crime Bake committee. She is also a member at large of Sisters in Crime national.

She has had short stories published in Level Best Books DEAD CALM, THIN ICE, and BLOOD MOON.

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