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"Love is Murder" Lovey Award Winners 2014 including Lisle author, Luisa Buehler

Luisa Buehler (on left) won the “Lovey” award for Best Short Story which was titled “Harry’s Loss of Grace”. Click on the picture to go to our catalog’s holdings for Luisa’s books!

Our sincere congratulations to Luisa, and to all the Lovey recipients. It was a warm and friendly night – both at the awards dinner and throughout this remarkable conference.  Click here for the Love is Murder link to the Lovey winners.

There were sessions for both aspiring and current writers, as well as readers & fans of all forms of mystery. The book discussion on Rebecca by Ghost of Honor, Daphne du Maurier was a ton of fun, and a wonderful chance to revisit Manderley again. I got to see Jamie Freveletti’s demo of aikido in which she kicked Naperville mystery author Shane Gericke’s butt (just kidding, Shane was a trooper & extremely nice to talk to)! The luncheon speaker related the story of how a perceptive comment made by his teenage son at a recent conference between Fidel Castro and representatives of the former Kennedy administration led to a luncheon invitiation from Castro to his son — and he got to go too. The Expert Panel track offered sessions on DNA, Polygraphs, Computer Forensics, and Guns, among other things. Other panels ran the gamut from romantic suspense, to red hot thrillers, editing, and publishing ebooks. There was definitely something for everyone!

And there will be even more for everyone next year when two of the Features Authors will be Anne Perry and Joyce Maynard (author of “Labor Day”; movie currently in theaters). Here’s the link out to Love is Murder‘s website: http://www.loveismurder.net/.

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Murder Among Friends News Flash Author Appearance LogoAuthor Signing logo  Stashower_Peril
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Our good friend Daniel Stashower, will be at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville tonight!! at 7:00 p.m. to talk about and sign his outstanding non-fiction work, The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, which curiously enough, reads like a mystery…

Very recently, it has also been nominated for an Edgar award and an Agatha award! This is not only a chance to pick up a great read, but to meet a great guy. Members are still telling me how much they enjoyed his call-in to our discussion on The Hound of the Baskervilles and its author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Stop by and let Daniel know that Murder Among Friends is rooting for him, especially during the mystery award season.

To borrow the library’s copy of The Hour of Peril, click on the photo of Daniel & the book cover. For details on his appearance at Anderson’s, click on the Anderson’s logo.

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