I attended the 2011 Bouchercon in St. Louis since it was very convenient – I was living in the city at the time. It was an incredible experience, and I hope to attend it often in the future.
Author Val McDermid being interviewed by blogger Jen Forbus
Winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel, for his book “The Locksmith,” Steve Hamilton
I get to pose with Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski books and founder of Sisters in Crime.
Former PI David Corbet, Taylor Stevens (author of “The Informationist”) and Forensic Anthropologist Clea Koff were part of the Forensics panel with Marcia Clark and Jonathan Hayes
At Bouchercon 2011, Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse books that are the basis for the “True Blood” HBO series, is interviewed by McKenna Jordan, owner of the Houston bookstore Murder by the Book.
At the Forensics panel discussion, former Los Angeles ADA Marcia Clark and New York City Assistant Medical Examiner Jonathan Hayes
AT THE EDGAR AWARDS, 2012
Grand Central Station was next door to the Grand Hyatt, where the Edgar Awards were held and where we stayed.
My wife, Dawn, at Grand Central Station
And me at the Station. I saw The Avengers when we got back home. The climatic battle scenes take place on Park Avenue at 42nd Street, in front of the Station (and the station gets destroyed in one scene.
At the pre-Edgars party for nominees and winners, with Tony Perona, Past President of the Midwest Chapter of the MWA, and Janet Spaeth, MWMWA board member.
At the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine table. David Dean, nominated for the excellent story “Tomorrow’s Dead,” and his wife, Wanda.
With David Dean’s brother Danny and his wife Robin. They came up from Georgia to support David.
On the left is Janet Hutchings, editor of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. On the right (moving, unfortunately) is Eve Allyn, wife of Doug Allyn who presented me with my award.
The light panels in the ceiling of the room were fascinating all by them selves.
Me giving my acceptance speech for the Robert L. Fish Award. After the banquet was over, MWA president Sandra Brown told me I’d gotten the evening off to a good start with my speech.
Back at the table with my award.
Doug and Eve Allyn. One of the joys of our time in New York was getting to know them both.
After the banquet with my award.
The gathered Edgar Award winners. I’m just behind Dandi Daley Mackall (Best YA Mystery) and Martha Grimes (Grandmaster)