SATURDAY, March 20, NOON to 4:00
Once Upon a Crime
604 w.26th St. Minneapolis
from Pat and Gary:
52 Authors in four hours! (see schedule below). If you haven't been to one of these, or actually, even if you have, you probably ask “where do you put them all?” Well, we've often wondered that ourselves; it does get cozy. Fortunately, the book racks are on wheels, and we move them all out, except for the large “local” rack. So this probably won’t be the best time to browse, or to sit and chat with us. But we guarantee a good time, home-made “crime-themed” refreshments and some special giveaways!
Among the invited authors this year are several current and former Minnesota Book Award finalists and winners, some Edgar award winners and nominees, plus winners and nominees of just about every other mystery award available. To round things out we're even having a National Book Award winner, and a Hugo award nominee. Such incredible talent we're blessed with. But enough about awards. Awards are neat, and bring with them a certain degree quality assurance, but all of these authors are great, and we're lucky to be associated with them.
Two lovely and talented ladies from “out of state” will be joining us as “honorary locals for the day”: Libby Fischer Hellmann (Chicago) and Victoria Houston (Rhinelander, WI). Both are no strangers to Once Upon a Crime, and enjoy a strong following among our customers. We're honored to have them. In addition to appearing at our store whenever they each have a new book out, this will be Victoria’s second “Write of Spring”. Libby was also here for our “Once Upon a Crime” anthology party last fall.
Speaking of anthologies, the Write of Spring is a great opportunity to collect scads of signatures! We'll have on hand the editors and most of the authors of four terrific mystery anthologies: The Silence of the Loons”, “Resort to Murder”, “Twin Cities Noir”, and “Once Upon a Crime”. Bring out your inner autograph hound, and get several – they make great gifts.
12:00 JOEL ARNOLD; JUDITH YATES BORGER; LAURA CHILDS; KATIE DeCOSSE; MONICA FERRIS; PETE HAUTMAN;
LIBBY FISCHER HELLMANN; PRISCILLA HERBISON; KATHLEEN HILLS; WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER; JACKIE MAHER;
DAVID OPPEGAARD; DEBORAH WOODWORTH
1:00 CARL BROOKINS; GARY BUSH; JAN DUNLAP; MARGARET FRAZER; BRIAN FREEMAN; ELLEN HART;
VICTORIA HOUSTON; CAMILLE HYYTINEN; JENIFER LeCLAIR; ANDREA SISCO; BETH SOLHEIM; ROGER STELLJES;
2:00 BARBARA DaCOSTA; PAT DENNIS; BARBARA FISTER; STEVE HORWITZ; DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT; CHUCK LOGAN; LARRY MILLETT; JULIE SCHAPER; RICK SHEFCHIK; ANTHONY NEIL SMITH; STEVE THAYER; CHRISTOPHER VALEN;
3:00 KJ ERICKSON; WILLIAM FIETZER; LOIS GREIMAN; BOB GUST; JUDITH KOLL HEALEY; DEAN HOVEY;
JULIE KRAMER; MICHAEL ALLAN MALLORY; SUJATA MASSEY; SCOTT PEARSON; SUSAN RUNHOLT;
MARILYN VICTOR ; J. P. WHITE