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Saturday, October 12 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Sweet Little Lies: How Secrets Can Shape a Story

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All novels are page-turner mysteries that depend on the juiciest of secrets! Join our mystery panel as we explore why secrets are so important to framing a powerful & intriguing story.
In Erica Wright’s The Blue Kingfisher, master of disguise, Kat Stone, tries to be herself for once and trouble seems to find her with or without her favorite wig. In Laurie Loewenstein’s Death of a Rainmaker, a rainmaker is bludgeoned in the pitch-blackness of a colossal dust storm, and the small-town sheriff, Temple Jennings, shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930’s Dust Bowl. In John Gilstrap’s Total Mayhem, a ticking time bomb of a thriller, freelance operative Jonathan Grave penetrates a terrorist cell to stop the detonation of total mayhem on home ground, and in  G.M. Malliet’s In Prior’s Wood, newly returned from investigating a murder in Monkslip-super-Mare, handsome Max Tudor wants nothing more than to settle back into his predictable routine as vicar of St. Edwold’s Church in the village of Nether Monkslip. But the flow of his sermon on Bathsheba is interrupted when the lady of the local manor house is found in a suicide pact with her young lover. 

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John Gilstrap

John Gilstrap is the acclaimed author of Total Mayhem, Scorpion Strike, Final Target, Friendly Fire, Against All Enemies, End Game, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Six Minutes to Freedom, Scott Free, Even Steven, At All Costs, and Nathan’s Run... Read More →
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Laurie Loewenstein

Laurie Loewenstein is the author of the best-selling novel Unmentionables. An Ohio native, she currently lives in Columbia, Maryland. Death of a Rainmaker is her latest novel... Read More →
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G.M. Malliet

G. M. Malliet’s first St. Just mystery won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a best book of the year. It was nominated for many awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, and a Left Coast Crime award for best police procedural. Her subsequent... Read More →
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Erica Wright

Erica Wright's latest crime novel The Blue Kingfisher is filled with "substance, entertainment, and chills-a-plenty" according to The Seattle Review of Books. Her debut The Red Chameleon was one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry... Read More →