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He was a complicated cat and a skilled obfuscator. He was an author, a movie script writer, a suave pipe-smoking spymaster, a defender of the law—and a breaker of the law. Journalist James Rosen called him a “passionate patriot; committed Cold Warrior; a lover of fine food, wine and women; incurable intriguer, wicked wit and superb storyteller."

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May 17, 7 PM EST via Zoom
Join bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver, Hannah Mary McKinnon, Daniel Palmer, Kris Calvin, and Lisa Black, MC.

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News & Events

April 23, 8:00 PM EST
Murder by the Book
Gayle Lynds interviews author Kris Calvin about her debut thriller All That Fall, which Gayle calls “a maze of rich suspense.”

April 27
Gayle Lynds’s essay “Researching the Spy Thriller… or, Can’t I just make it all up?” appears in MWA’s handbook How To Write A Mystery, ed by Lee Child and Laurie R King

June 5
Maine Crime Wave (Virtual Event) 
Gayle Lynds and Carla Neggers will be joining panels on writing crime and mystery novels.

June 28 – July 9
X-Treme CraftFest/ThrillerFest XVI
Rogues Chris Goff and Carla Neggers meet for a discussion of Character Relationships.

July 17
CYA All Stars Writers and Illustrators Conference
Brisbane, Australia
Lisa Black will be presenting (via Zoom) two different topics: Rejection (you only fail when you let it stop you), and Forensics 101 For Your Novel in two 45 minute interactive lectures.

August 19-22
Killer Nashville Conference
Guest of Honor: Lisa Black