Tuesday, October 30
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to solve a good mystery? If so, you don’t want to miss working with mystery writers Barbara Ross, Brenda Buchanan, and Richard Cass to help solve a mystery on the fly. This esteemed panel of authors will draw facts for a mystery to be solved, then, with intense help from the audience, they’ll open up about how they make decisions when they create their books.
The panel has done this program at other libraries and hilarity generally ensues!
Meet the panel!
Barbara Ross is the author of six Maine Clambake Mysteries. The seventh, Steamed Open, will be published in December 2018. Her novella featuring Julia Snowden is included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in Eggnog Murder. A second anthology, Yule Log Murder, releases in October 2018. Barbara’s books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel, RT Books Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Barbara blogs with the Maine Crime Writers and the Wicked Authors.
Brenda Buchanan grew up in Western Massachusetts and studied journalism at Northeastern University. She worked as a reporter trainee at the Boston Globe and studied creative writing with Robert Parker, creator of the Spenser series, among others. After Northeastern, she moved to Maine to work as a journalist at the York County Coast Star in Kennebunk, then went to law school in the late eighties. About ten years ago, she moved from Peaks Island to America and got serious about her fiction writing. She is the author of three Joe Gale mysteries: Quick Pivot, Cover Story, and Truth Beat.
Richard Cass grew up in Boston, lived through the bussing years, and graduated from Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States. He is the author of the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series, set in Boston, which is the story of an alcoholic who walks into a dive bar and decides to buy it. Solo Act was published in 2016 and was a finalist for a 2017 Maine Literary Award in the Crime Fiction category. The prequel to Solo Act, In Solo Time, was published in 2017 and won the 2018 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. The third book in the series, Burton’s Solo, will be published in 2018. Dick serves on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s New England Chapter and lives in Cape Elizabeth.