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Panel: New York: Scene of the Crime - Fully Registered

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM
| Open to the Public | Members' Room | Free of charge | advance registration required

Three acclaimed mystery writers discuss New York City as a setting for crime fiction, historical or present-day. Light refreshments at 6:00 PM, presentation beginning at 6:30 PM and lasting approximately 90 minutes.

Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books: Dust and Shadow; The Gods of Gotham, which was nominated for an Edgar for Best Novel; Seven for a Secret; The Fatal Flame; and Jane Steele.

Stefanie Pintoff’s first novel, In the Shadow of Gotham, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 2009 and earned nominations for the Anthony, Macavity, and Agatha awards. In the Shadow of Gotham introduced turn-of-the-century New York Police Detective Simon Ziele, who appeared again in A Curtain Falls (2010) and Secret of the White Rose (2011). Stefanie launched the Eve Rossi series of thrillers in 2015 with Hostage Taker, a Barry Award nominee for Best Thriller. The second Eve Rossi novel, City on Edge, was published in November 2016.

Radha Vatsal grew up in Mumbai, India, and came to the United States to attend boarding school when she was sixteen. She has stayed here ever since. Her fascination with the 1910s began when she studied women filmmakers and action-film heroines of silent cinema at Duke University, where she earned her Ph.D. from the English Department. Her first novel, A Front Page Affair, was published by Sourcebooks Landmark in May 2016.

Discussion will be moderated by Linda Landrigan, editor-in-chief of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine for the past eleven years. She also edited the commemorative anthology Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (2006), and the e-anthology Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Thirteen Tales of New American Gothic (2012). Before assuming the role of editor of AHMM, she was the associate editor of the magazine under Cathleen Jordan for five years. She has also been an associate editor at an interior design magazine, a freelance editor, feature writer, and book reviewer, and a board member of the New York City Chapter of the Women's National Book Association. Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine is a monthly magazine that publishes original mystery and suspense stories.  It was started in 1956 and is now one of the oldest magazines of its kind.  Over the years it has published such notable writers as Ed McBain, Charles Willeford, Lawrence Block, Rhys Bowen, Jane K. Cleland, Jeffrey Deaver, Jan Burke, Steve Hockensmith, Martin Limón, Joyce Carol Oates, and Donald Westlake, while introducing many more new authors and young novelists to a wide audience of mystery and short story readers.

Mystery Writers of America is the oldest and most prominent organization for writers of crime fiction and other professionals in the field. It presents the prestigious Edgar Awards each year to the most deserving works in the mystery field. The organization also monitors legal developments affecting writers and promotes networking and professional development. The New York chapter serves writers and readers in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. See www.mwany.org for more information.


This event is co-sponsored with Mystery Writers of America New York.

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