Mystery Writers of America

July 29, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annamaria Alfieri is the author of Invisible Country, her second historical mystery. Her novel City of Silver won critical acclaim. Deadly Pleasures Magazine called it one of the best first novels of the year, and the Washington Post said, “As both history and mystery, City of Silver glitters.” Writing as Patricia King, she is also the author of the short story “Baggage Claim,” in the anthology Queens Noir.  She lives in New York City.

Kevin Egan is the author of six novels. His current novel, Midnight, is a thriller set in the New York County Courthouse in Lower Manhattan, where he has worked as a law clerk and court administrator for over 20 years. His previous novels include the sci-fi Perseus Breed and a three-book mystery series published under the pen name Conor Daly. His short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Rosebud, and The Westchester Review.

Clare Toohey helped found and now manages CriminalElement.com, an online community serving lovers of crime stories from every subgenre, era, and medium. Her short stories have appeared in the Fresh Slices and Feeding Kate crime anthologies, the latter of which she co-edited. She’s also edited the first issue of an upcoming e-collection for Macmillan called The Malfeasance Occasional (aka The M.O.). She’s a musician who can’t remember chords, an artist who buys greeting cards. an online gadabout, digital enthusiast, and friendly contrarian. Go Red Sox!

Kate Lincoln writes crime fiction and is a homeopath and EMT.  She has completed the first book in her Natural Crimes series, which features Det. Lt. Henry Tomasino and Thalia Sampson, a member of the near-extinct species Vespa Americanus, the American WASP.

Susan Olsen is the historian for the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Centuries ago when she was in graduate school studying history, she dreamed of writing books people actually read.  After moving to New York, she began crafting mysteries that exposed readers to historic figures, significant places, and the quirky characters that work in the history business.  She is in the middle of her second novel and has finally started to look for an agent.

Cathi Stoler, an award-winning advertising creative director/copywriter, has turned her hand to writing mysteries, including Telling Lies, Keeping Secrets, and The Hard Way, all of which feature P.I. Helen McCorkendale and magazine editor Laurel Imperiole. Next up for her is a new series starting with Bar None: A Murder On The Rocks Mystery, set in lower Manhattan with female bar owner Jude Dillane. Stoler considers being here tonight a great opportunity to continue her research.

Sheila York’s first novel, Star Struck Dead, won a Daphne du Maurier Award as Best Mainstream Mystery/Suspense of the Year. It was nominated as Best First Mystery by the Romantic Times. Her two other Lauren Atwill mysteries include A Good Knife’s Work and Death in Her Face. York serves as treasurer of the New York regional chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with her husband, novelist David F. Nighbert.