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Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to laugh, listen, learn, lounge, and lunch with some of the greatest gentlemen of the genre!

SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

Please register for our hour-long virtual event on November 14, 2020, by clicking on the button below to take you to EventBrite.

Registration is $15, with $5 going to Men of Mystery for next year's event, $5 to our bookseller, and $5 to cover fees.

Please note that beginning in 2021, registration will be online only.

THE GRAND

Long Beach, CA

SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

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THOMAS

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JO PERRY

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morning headliners

Don’t miss out on this year's event, which will provide opportunities to laugh, listen, learn, lounge, and lunch with some of the greatest writers of the genre!

As part of fulfilling our mission to connect various generations of readers and new writers, in previous years, we have proudly presented $250 scholarships to one or two male college students who have been selected by their professors.  

 

We are looking forward to resuming this gifting with $500 scholarships at our next in-person event next year at The Grand in Long Beach, CA.

 

If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund, you may either do so on your mail-in registration form (see above link) or by selecting "scholarship donation" when you register online and indicating the amount you wish to contribute. 

Thank you in advance for your contribution.

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GREGG HURWITZ AND

SCOTT BRICK

Internationally bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz will talk about his critically acclaimed novels, including the Orphan X thrillers.

In conversation with Gregg will be award-winning, Narrator Hall of Fame audiobook narrator Scott Brick. He is the voice that brings many of your favorite books to life, and he has narrated over 800 books, including Gregg's. Join us for their entertaining conversation and perhaps some sample readings!

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Thomas and Jo Perry, husband and wife who both write mysteries, though very different kinds. Thomas is the Edgar and Gumshoe award-winning author of Jane Whitefield thriller series and other novels. Jo writes the Dead Is . . . series about a ghost and a dog who solve murders. We anticipate their time with us will be filled with laughter and tales of two authors. Jo is also our first woman speaker.

THOMAS

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JO PERRY

SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

THE GRAND

Long Beach, CA

GREGG HURWITZ AND

SCOTT BRICK

Meet these renowned authors in person!

Don’t miss out on this year's event, which will provide opportunities to laugh, listen, learn, lounge, and lunch with some of the greatest writers of the genre!

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CRAIG JOHNSON

WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER

T. JEFFERSON PARKER

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 6, 2021

8:30 to 3:30

THE GRAND

Long Beach, CA

Don’t miss out on this year's event, which will provide opportunities to laugh, listen, learn, lounge, and lunch (at home!) with some of the greatest writers of the genre!

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Craig Johnson is the author of fifteen novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur / BibliObs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming State Historical Association’s Book of the Year, won France’s Le Prix 813. Another Man’s Moccasins was the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers’ Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times bestseller, as are the rest of the series. The Walt Longmire series is the basis for the hit Netflix drama, Longmire, starring Robert Taylor and Lou Diamond Phillips.

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Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. He currently makes his living as a full-time author, writing a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last nine novels were all New York Times bestsellers. Ordinary Grace, his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. The companion novel, This Tender Land, was published in September 2019.

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T. Jefferson Parker's writing career began in 1978, with a job as a cub reporter on the weekly newspaper, The Newport Ensign. After covering police, city hall, and cultural stories for the Ensign, Parker moved on to the Daily Pilot newspaper, where he won three Orange County Press Club awards for his articles—all the while tucking away stories and information that he would use in his first book. Parker's first novel, Laguna Heat, was published to rave reviews and made into an HBO movie starring Harry Hamlin, Jason Robards, and Rip Torn. Parker's following novels—all dealing with crime, life, and death in sunny Southern California—were published to rave reviews and appeared on many bestseller lists. Parker's Silent Joe won the Edgar Award for best mystery in 2001, as well as the coveted Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mysteries. Parker's last six crime novels all feature Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Hood.

Don’t miss out on this year's event, which will provide opportunities to laugh, listen, learn, lounge, and lunch with some of the greatest writers of the genre!

BRAD THOR

is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one thrillers, including Black IceNear Dark (one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year), Backlash 

(nominated for the Barry Award for Best Thriller of the Year), and Blowback 

(one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” —NPR)

LINCOLN CHILD

is the author of Full Wolf Moon and the bestselling Deep Storm, as well as co-author, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Relic, The Cabinet of Curiosities, The Scorpion's TailBloodless, Crooked River, Old Bones, and Verses for the DeadHe lives in Florida.

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

is the USA Today bestselling and five-time Agatha Award-winning author of 13 thrillers, winning 37 EMMYs for investigative reporting. The First to Lie is an Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. Hank's newly released Her Perfect Life received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

RICH EHISEN

is an award-winning journalist, editor, and public speaker who has spent more than twenty-five years interviewing and reporting on politicians, athletes, authors, CEOs, celebrities, artists, cops, doers, and dreamers all over the country. He is the managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal.