<i>The Italian Party</i>: Excerpt The Italian Party: Excerpt Christina Lynch A delicious and sharply funny page-turner about “innocent” Americans abroad in 1950s Siena. Review: <i>I Bring Sorrow & Other Stories of Transgression</i> by Patricia Abbott Review: I Bring Sorrow & Other Stories of Transgression by Patricia Abbott Kristin Centorcelli Read Kristin Centorcelli's review! <i>Gods of Howl Mountain</i>: Excerpt Gods of Howl Mountain: Excerpt Taylor Brown A world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in 1950s North Carolina. Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: April 2018 Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: April 2018 Crime HQ Check out April's offerings!
From The Blog
March 16, 2018
Like Stealing Candy from... "Gumball Bandit" Steals Large Gumball Machine from Sacramento Animal Shelter
Adam Wagner
March 13, 2018
Q&A with Sebastian Rotella, Author of Rip Crew
Sebastian Rotella and John Valeri
March 9, 2018
Murder and Mayhem in Chicago
Lori Rader-Day and Dana Kaye
March 9, 2018
Robbery with a Chance of Meatballs: Man Steals Meatballs & Gets Caught Red-Handed
Adam Wagner
March 6, 2018
50 Years of Reading Mysteries
Patricia Abbott
Showing posts by: Lori Rader-Day click to see Lori Rader-Day's profile
Mar 9 2018 2:00pm

Murder and Mayhem in Chicago: Conference Co-Founders Lori Rader-Day and Dana Kaye Discuss Chicago’s Vibrant Crime Fiction Scene

We're thrilled to welcome Lori Rader-Day and Dana Kaye to CrimeHQ as they discuss the upcoming Murder and Mayhem in Chicago crime fiction conference. 

Lori Rader-Day: When you approached me about the idea of bringing Murder and Mayhem to Chicago, it seemed like such a natural fit. Chicago is such a rich crime fiction city, and yet there wasn’t an event like this in town. Chicago is such a writer’s city, I knew we’d have no shortage of speakers to invite.

Dana Kaye: Exactly! Chicago is so flush with crime fiction talent that hosting a crime fiction conference here seemed like a no-brainer. With veteran Chicago authors like Mary Kubica and Jamie Freveletti paired with new voices like Danny Gardner (A Negro and an Ofay) and Cheryl Reed (Poison Girls), we have a dynamic and diverse group of local authors. And, of course, we have Gillian Flynn whose novel Gone Girl must have hit every bestseller list imaginable.

While we have so many talented authors here, Chicago still seems to be the city that most publishers overlook, and I was hoping that this conference could help change that.

[Read more about the Murder and Mayhem conference in Chicago!]