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Sat, Oct 05

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Westport Free Public Library

Mystery Making

A fun, fast-paced improv game in which four authors brainstorm on their feet to create a brand new mystery, using suggestions from the audience.

Mystery Making
Mystery Making

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Rd, Westport, MA 02790, USA

About the event

Join fellow fans of mystery writing as authors of the genre, Korina Moss, Susan Oleksiw, Frances McNamara, and Stephen D. Rogers, share the stage to improvise and create a brand new mystery using suggestions from the audience.  

"We Love a Good Mystery! At Sisters in Crime New England we are, first and always, fans of a great mystery. For readers of all crime genres--including traditional mysteries, suspense, thrillers, short stories, romantic suspense and more--we offer speakers and events throughout our region and access to authors. From new book launches to informative panels, our community hums with inclusive activities that educate and entertain." - Sisters of Crime in New England

About the authors:

  • KORINA MOSS is the Agatha Award-winning author of the Cheese Shop Mystery series (St. Martin’s Press) set in the Sonoma Valley. Her books have been featured in PARADE Magazine, Woman’s World, AARP, and Fresh Fiction.  To learn more, visit her website korinamossauthor.com.
  • SUSAN OLEKSIW writes both series and stand-alone crime novels.  Susan's short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and numerous anthologies. Her nonfiction appears in A Reader's Guide to the Classic British Mystery (1988) and The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing (1999).  Susan is co-founder of Level Best Books and Crime Spell Books.  You can read more about Susan on her website, susanoleksiw.com.
  • FRANCES MCNAMARA grew up in Boston where her father was Police Commissioner in the 1960s. A graduate of Mount Holyoke and Simmons College she worked as a librarian in automated systems before becoming an author.  She has published the Emily Cabot Mysteries, historical mysteries set in Chicago.  She has also developed a second historical mystery series set in Boston based on the life of Frances Glessner Lee, Mother of Forensic Science. To learn more about Frances McNamara go to francesmcnamara.com.
  • STEPHEN D. ROGERS (Mister in Crime) is the author of the story collection Shot to Death and more than 800 shorter works. His website, stephendrogers.com, includes a list of new and upcoming titles as well as other timely matters. He currently serves as president of Mystery Writers America/New England.

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