Crime by Marilyn Stasio |December 2, 2016 ... Although it wasn’t done by design, this year’s 10 Best Crime Novels fall neatly into various subgenres. So what you’re really getting are my choices for: Best Rural Mystery Set in Mississippi, Best Mystery Featuring a Drug-Addicted Private Eye, Best Historical Mystery Set in the 14th Century and so on. See the complete list at The New York Times.
Silver Spring, MD | November 12, 2016, 2-3 pm ... David Swinson is the author of The Second Girl, a newly released DC crime novel that features Frank Marr, a good detective with a bad habit. Con Lehane’s newest book, Murder at the 42nd Street Library, is the first in a new series featuring Raymod Ambler, curator of the 42nd Street Library’s crime fiction collection. Join the authors on Saturday, November 12 at 2 pm at Silver Spring Library.
Richmond, VA | November 5, 2016 ... Hosted by Marietta Miles and Eryk Pruitt, “Noir at the Bar” gathers 12 crime-fiction authors who will sign and read from their books. First held in Philadelphia in 2008, “Noir at the Bar” events are popping up across the country, with crime-noir writers networking and sharing their stories.
Philadelphia, PA | October 26-30, 2016 ... NoirCon is a biennial literary conference devoted to the dark, elusive, and seductive areas of art and life that we have come to call “noir.” Over a weekend, participants gather for panels, conversations, and parties centered around the best classic and contemporary expressions of this art form. The conference allows friends, new and old, to gather and carry on discussions that fittingly last late into the night. Above all else, NoirCon is a celebration, and a community of like-minded individuals who, thanks to our common interests, can become a family. Be sure to catch David’s panel on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9:30-10:30 at Hotel Brotherhood USA, 1523-29 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Murderers Row | Rob Brunet An interview with David Swinson and Sam Wiebe ... Last year, I had an opportunity to share a perfect writers’ conference moment with two authors on the brink of launching new PI series. You could tell things were off to a good start when a friend handed us each a warm beer wrapped in a paper napkin. This June, I read their books back-to-back. David Swinson’s THE SECOND GIRL and Sam Wiebe’s INVISIBLE DEAD spoiled me for the rest of the summer. Their first-person character voices are authentic and what they share with their creators is the gravitas that made spending a couple late nights with these guys so memorable … read more.
By Del Quentin Wilber on July 5, 2016 ... “I am not Frank Marr,” says David Swinson even as he does a not-bad impersonation of the protagonist of his new cop thriller, The Second Girl. It’s true that Swinson isn’t exactly the Marr of my imagination, but in my mind they share Swinson’s scruffy beard, swept-back black hair, and dark bags under piercing blue eyes. As he protests, the author is perched on a stool, a tumbler of whiskey in his hand, in Shelly’s Back Room in downtown DC, where Marr also pops up in the book …
The list that will keep you book-happy all summer long By Megan Labrise on June 2, 2016 ... The seeming theme of this year’s list—20 titles tailor-made for enjoyment outside, with some lemonade—is “outsiders.” The protagonists of these books, both fictive and real, include artists and writers, felons, fractured families, tomboys, men in fashion, and, in one hotly anticipated novel, the young women of a cult …
Bouchercon 2015 ... Bouchercon is the Annual World Mystery Convention, where every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a long weekend of education, entertainment, and fun. The first Bouchercon took place in 1970 in Santa Monica. Recent Bouchercons have been held in Chicago, Anchorage, Baltimore, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and St. Louis. [gallery columns="4" ids="1052,1053,1054,1055,1056,1064,1063,1065,1062"]