8:30 – 9:00 Registration

Book Sales, Table Selection


9:00 – 12:45 Morning Session

Introductions of Authors

Headline Morning Session

  Craig Johnson

Autographing Session

Time to buy books, provided by Mysterious Galaxy, collect autographs, enjoy refreshments from the bar, and socialize with your book-loving friends


12:45 – 3:30 Afternoon Session

Lunch, Table Talks & Student Honorees

Headline Afternoon Session

  William Kent Krueger

   T. Jefferson Parker


The Grand


4101 E. Willow St.

Long Beach, CA  90815


Local Accommodations

We have secured a special rate of $131/night at the Residence Inn, just steps away from The Grand Event Center.


Residence Inn

4111 E. Willow Street

Long Beach, CA 90815


Exit the 405 Freeway on Willow Street and drive west for a few blocks. The Residence Inn is on the right.


The brainchild of Joan Hansen — former Long Beach educator, founder of the Literary Guild of Orange County and its annual Festival of Women Authors, along with children's author events in ten Los Angeles and Orange County school districts – the first annual Men of Mystery event opened its doors to 250 guests and 25 authors in the year 2000.


Having worked with female authors for years, Joan wanted to create an event that would showcase male authors and be inviting for both men and women to attend. Men of Mystery was the outcome of that dream.


Over the last eighteen years, it has been a consistently popular event with fans and authors alike, growing in size with many of the top authors of the genre in attendance. It has also been awarded the prestigious Raven Award from Mystery Writers of America, which was humbly and joyfully accepted by Joan on behalf of the organization and her dedicated all-volunteer committee at MWA's convention in 2006.


The Raven is awarded by MWA as a special award for outstanding achievement to people who support mystery writing — without being writers. The Men of Mystery annual conference sits within an esteemed circle of past Raven Award winners, including Vincent Price, Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen and Vanity Fair magazines, and Angela Lansbury.

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