PopTop Stage: Women in Mystery

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

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Join these top women mystery authors as they discuss how and why the mystery genre brought out the best in their talents.

Rachel Howzell HallRachel Howzell Hall's first novel, A Quiet Storm, received a starred review from Library Journal and was a featured selection for Borders’ Original Voices program, as well as an alternate selection for Black Expressions book club. Hall is the Foundation and Corporate Grants Manager at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles, which mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.

“Rachel Howzell Hall is the best pure storyteller you'll read this year.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

Sponsored by Tor Books

Hannah DennisonHannah Dennison began her writing career in 1977 as a trainee reporter for a small West Country newspaper in Devon, England. Hannah is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the Willamette Writers, British Crime Writers’ Association and Toastmasters International. She is the author of the Vicky Hill mysteries, published by Berkley Prime Crime; this is her first hardcover publication!

Sponsored by Macmillan

Jane ClelandJane K. Cleland’s multiple award-nominated and IMBA best-selling Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series (St. Martin’s Minotaur) has been reviewed as an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans. Library Journal named Consigned to Death a "core title" for librarians looking to build a cozy collection, one of only 22 titles listed, along with books by Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. “Josie” stories have also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Sponsored by Macmillan

Kelli StanleyKelli Stanley is a critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of crime fiction (novels and short stories). She is best known for the Miranda Corbie series of historical noir novels and short stories set in 1940 San Francisco. The first novel of the series, City of Dragons, introduced Miranda, the unforgettable protagonist. It won the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel, and was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Shamus Award, a Bruce Alexander Award and an RT Book Reviews Award, was a Mystery Guild selection of the month, and placed on many “best of the year” lists. City of Ghosts, the third in the series, will be published in 2014 by Minotaur Books.

Sponsored by Macmillan

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