at Bouchercon!

The year's biggest crime and mystery convention is nearly upon us. Festivities kick off later this week in Long Beach, CA, and will be there— namely, our president and publisher, Otto Penzler, and our associate publisher, Rob Hart

Otto will be moderating two panels on Friday. First up is Collecting 101: Tips and Tricks From the Experts on Building Your Collection. That starts at 8:30 a.m. in Regency D, and he'll be joined by Al AbramsonLes BlattBill GottfriedTom O’Day, and Donus Roberts.

Next is Masters of Suspense in Conversation, which will feature Mark Billingham, C.J. Box, David Morrell, and Kate White. That starts at 10 a.m. in Promenade 104 B. 

Rob will be participating in a live podcast for Word Crimes, in which four writers (Rob, Erik ArnesonSeth Harwood, and Jess Lourey) will read short selections of fiction. That's on Saturday in Harbor Room A at noon. 

Also, one of our Bibliomysteries, first published in print by The Mysterious Bookshop, is up for an Anthony Award. So if you're attending, when you cast your ballots, do it for "The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository" by John Connolly!

Finally, Mystery Mike will host a signing for four of our authors. John Sandrolini, Michael Mayo, Rex Burns, and J. Robert Janes will appear at Mystery Mike's table in the book room on Friday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Come on by, say hello, and get some books signed!

Finally, you can find our authors on the following panels (keep an eye on the program in case there are any changes):

  • No More Badge: Crime Solvers Who've Left the Badge Behind - David Housewright - Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Regency C
  • Murder in a Locked Room: Solving the "Perfect" Crime - Jeffery Deaver - Thursday, 1 p.m., Promenade 104 A
  • If I Knew Then What I Know Now: What Writers Would Do Differently - Martyn Waites - Thursday, 1 p.m., Promenade 104 C
  • Crime in Tinseltown: Hollywood as the Setting for Murder - Melodie Johnson Howe - Thursday, 1 p.m., Regency C
  • Stepping into Another Writer's Shoes: Continuing a Beloved Character or Series - Reed Farrel Coleman - Thursday, 4 p.m., Regency A
  • PIs Coast-to-Coast: Crime Solvers with Regional Flavor - Rex Burns - Friday, 8:30 a.m., Seaview ABC
  • Music as Character or Key Element in the Crime Story - Jeffery Deaver - Friday, 8:30 a.m., Promenade 104 A
  • Masters of Suspense in Conversation - C.J. Box - Friday, 10 a.m., Promenade 104 B
  • Long and Short of It: Writing Short Stories and Full-Length Novels - Jeffery Deaver - Friday, 1:30 p.m., Promenade 104 B
  • Beyond Hammett, Chandler, and Spillane: Lesser Known Writers of the Pulp and Paperback Eras - Gary Phillips - Friday, 3 p.m., Promenade 104 B
  • A Sheriff's Job Never Changes: Sheriffs Past, Present, and Future - John Sandrolini - Friday, 3 p.m., Regency D
  • Men of Mystery - David Bell, Gar Anthony Haywood, Gary Phillips - Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Promenade 104 B
  • Murder Among the Medical Profession - Andy Siegel - Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Regency A
  • In the Wars: Mysteries Set in or Between the World Wars - J. Robert Janes, John Sandrolini - Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Regency B
  • We've Got Grit: Traditional to Thriller to True Crime - David Stout - Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Regency C
  • Getting it Right: How Authors Make Sure the Details are Correct - Reed Farrel Coleman - Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Promenade 104 B
  • The Modern Private Investigator - Gar Anthony Haywood - Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Regency A
  • Stand-Alone vs. Series: Why Authors Write One, the Other, or Both - C.J. Box, Jeffery Deaver - Saturday, 3 p.m., Regency C

Tags: Rex Burns, J. Robert Janes, Michael Mayo, John Sandrolini