Magna cum Murder

crime writing festival

October 28-30, 2011

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Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

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Jama Kehoe Bigger
Austin Lugar
Nancy Lindley
Diane Watters
Kenny Jones
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Happy New Year2011 has arrived and Magna cum Murder wishes you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 

Now that you've taken down your holiday decorations and opened your new calendars, it's time to save the dates October 28-30 for our 17th Magna cum Murder crime writing festival.

What folks said about McM 2010

OK, so we're patting ourselves on the back for a highly successful Magna festival, October 29-31, 2010!

The Best Kept Secret in the Mystery Convention World - Come and see why so many people return year after year! Whether you're the newest fan or the Guest of Honor, you're met with warmth, a friendly welcome and an invitation to enjoy a most memorable weekend! Magna is a must for mystery lovers.
Caroline Todd

Hospitality at its finest! Panelists and attendees were very informative and it's a place where everyone can participate.
Charles Todd

The best of the Best Mystery Conferences.
Dr. Billie Laney, Killeen, TX

I have said, and will continue to say, that Magna is a perfect conference; perfectly sized at no more than 400; perfect mix of authors, fans, and vendors; a perfect mix of genres and topics; and perfectly organized. It's a jewel of a conference.
Toni Cross, Foul Play, Westerville, OH

Magna cum Murder is the best conference I attend including Bouchercon, Malice, Cluefest, Left Coast, Mayhem in the Midlands, and Eye-Con. The size of the conference allows interaction with the authors and Kathryn is uniquely wonderful.
Cae Carter, Killeen, TX

Information I will use for years.
Deborah Catrone, Akron, OH

This was the perfect event for my first appearance as a published author. Thanks so much for all your hard work and dedication!
Laura Alden (AKA Janet Koch), Central Lake, MI

J. Steven White was brilliant. John Gilstrap's session was also brilliant. The Todds were perhaps the best Guests of Honor we've had since I have been coming.
Don Coffin, Indianapolis, IN

The guest speaker, J. Steven White, was excellent. We just saw Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare and the sword fights were amazing. Now I know how they pulled it off. The Todds were also great.
Lorne Coffin

Magna is a great place to meet your favorite authors and to discover new ones. It's such a friendly atmosphere.
Joyce Haibe, Indianapolis, IN

Magna cum Murder is my favorite mystery conference. It is close and of consistent quality. I was glad it was back this year, but hope registrations increase in the future.
Gail Hueting

Magna fans are the greatest. Ball State staff does an excellent job of welcoming mystery lovers.
Gwen Mayo, Lexington, KY

Love Magna cum Murder! Often remember the great times over the years -- authors, fans, etc.. -- and always look forward to coming to Muncie year after year.
Marvin and Gail Metzgar, Brunswick, MD

Thank you Austin Lugar for involving me in this Magna. You all did a great job. This was my first Magna, but certainly not my last.
Judy Douglas Knauer, Strawn, IL

We all need more "King of Kindle" in our lives! Meeting and talking-really talking-with authors makes this event truly personal. I read more of those authors I've made a connection with.
Kathyleen Genck

Magna was magnificent! Kathryn and her crew helped make it great. I wouldn't miss it for anything. Meeting authors, old friends and new, finding books we want to read..helps keep Magna flourishing. It's my conference choice indeed!
Marcia Baugh, Palo Alto, CA

I had a wonderful time. As a first novelist, I felt very "mentored" by the other more experienced writers and welcomed by the fans.
Debra Gaskill, Enon, OH

Everyone should be so fortunate to enjoy attending McM. It's a wonderful party with all your friends who love to read mysteries and a great opportunity to meet your favorite authors.
Jennifer Molony, Harrison, OH

2011 Magna Guest of Honor

Parnell HallWe are thrilled to announce that Parnell is the Guest of Honor for our 17th McM festival.

And, in case you received a Kindle for Christmas, Parnell's early Stanley Hasting's private eye novels are now available on Kindle!

King of Kindle by Parnell Hall
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