Saturday, December 3, 2016

Gala Mystery Night 2016

For the fifth year, the biggest and best mystery bookstore north of New York, the New England Mobile Bookfair held a Gala Mystery Night, with top-name mystery authors, many of them NY Times best-sellers. We had authors from all over New England.

Once again, I was a featured author with these literary lights. It's great to be in such good company. Lots of my fellow Sisters in Crime were signing as well.

Thanks to owner Tom Lyons and the hard-working staff (Lisa and Amanda deserve special thanks) who made the night glorious and fun!

To see a writeup and pics of previous year postings of this annual celebration, click here.

 Once again, we had a big crowd of buyers and supporters.

Here's our two biggest supporters- Robin and Steve. They come to chat with the authors and buy a basketful of books. Thank you on behalf of all of us!


 Here I am, looking authorly. with Coralie Jensen and Clea Simon

Our erstwhile host, Tom Lyons. on the right

Here's author Bruce Robert Coffin, with wife Karen and fan Jay Shepherd
Bruce's debut novel, Among the Shadows, is terrific, and tearing up the charts with richly-deserved sales. And is now on sale on Kindle that is irresistible.
To see an interview with Bruce, click here

Tom strikes a pose with author Ray Daniel
To see an interview with Ray, click here

Superstars of the mystery writing world: Linda Barnes, Kate Flora, and Connie Johnson Hambley
To see an interview with Kate, click here
To see an interview with Connie, click here

Gina Fava with Arlene Kay and Jay
To see an interview with Arlene, click here

Judy Copek, Susan Oleksiw, and Hans Copek

Coralie with a new fan

Ben Coes, a writing star, discovers a wonderful new author (yes, he bought the first book in my Zack Taylor series, A Memory of Grief)...

William Landay, another star (yes, I made him pose with his own books)

Frances MacNamara, who sat next to me

Ray with Joe Finder


Linda Barnes gets in the spirit

Gina got her spot placed right under some Adult Books. Ahem... Hi, Mom!

Then it was time to give out the annual Robert B. Parker Award, given each year for outstanding long-term achievement in the mystery world. Here Tom announces this year's winner- Archer Mayor

Here's a previous winner, Linda Barnes, with Tom and the most recent winner

And Connie with her sweetie and Number One Fan

Not pictured were others, who slipped away from the roving camera eye: Michael Urban, Robin Stratton, Steve Ulfelder