Sunday, February 28, 2010
Freshman Class Panel at the Left Coast Crime Conference
One of the panels I’ll be moderating at the Left Coast Crime Conference in Los Angeles in March is titled Freshman Class. This is a group of five authors whose first mystery novels were published within the last year. The panelists and their novels are: Rachel Brady-Final Approach, Jamie Freveletti-Running from the Devil, Lenny Kleinfeld-Shooters and Chasers, Sophie Littlefield-A Bad Day for Sorry and Ken Mercer-Slow Fire. So far I’ve read A Bad Day for Sorry and Shooters and Chasers, am in the middle of Running from the Devil with Final Approach and Slow Fire on my reading table to complete before the conference. From the two and a half I’ve read so far, this is an outstanding group of debut mystery novels. Sophie has a kick-butt protagonist, and Larry tells a tale that kept me turning pages. Larry and I share the same publisher, Five Star. I’m looking forward to my reading ahead, and then we’ll have quite a panel at LCC.