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Mystery Scene #111 Fall
Hi everyone!

FALL ISSUE #111
is on its way to readers' mailboxes and brimming with autumnal plenty. Look for interviews with acclaimed writers James Ellroy (Blood's a Rover), Nevada Barr (13 1/2), and James R. Benn (Evil for Evil), as well as a terrific piece commemorating Nero Wolfe on the 75th anniversary of the much-loved classic Fer de Lance.

Mystery Scene's Ed Gorman chats with award-winning author Nancy Pickard (The Virgin of the Small Plains) about why there's no place like her Kansan home, and "What's Happening With..." tracks down Beth Saulnier, the pen behind the Alex Bernier mystery series. Add in "New Books" essays from Hank Phillippi Ryan, Sharon Wildwind, Clea Simon, Michael Lister, and Roy LaPlante, plus the latest reviews on the best fall reads, your favorite columns, and more.

Happy fall reading!

 
Sincerely,
Kate Stine
Editor-in-Chief

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Mystery Scene at Bouchercon & WebCon this Fall
Join us at a mystery conference near you - wherever you are!

Michael Connelly, Bouchercon 2009 Guest of HonorLooking for literary love in all the wrong places? Join Mystery Scene on October 15th when we host our Bouchercon new author "speed-dating" event to introduce you to 24 of our favorite first-time novelists. Who knows? You may meet the next Dan Brown or Janet Evanovich! Bouchercon 2009's lineup also includes Michael Connelly, S.J. Rozan, Wendelin Van Draanen, and Lifetime Achievement Honoree Al Hubin. More info here.
 
For those of us who can't make it to Indianapolis for Bouchercon this year, there's an interesting new option for stay-at-home mystery lovers: The Poisoned Pen Press WebCon (Oct. 24, 2009), the world's first-ever virtual mystery convention. Dana Stabenow and Lee Child are the inaugural guests of honor along with "Behind the Scene" guests of honor Tom & Enid Schantz from Rue Morgue Press, Kate Miciak, editorial director at Bantam Dell, and our very own Kate Stine! The convention promises interactive discussions, author panels, on-demand videos and trailers, live chat rooms, and more! Registration and info here.
Being a New Dad is Murder
Dexter, Leverage, NCIS and more from Mystery Scene "TV Views"

Dexter Fall is here and that means a new TV season of crime and mystery is back in swing - with a vengeance.

We'll take a look at life (and death) from the perspective of new dad Dexter, the second season of Leverage and a new NCIS spin-off set in Los Angeles.

Read more in our "TV Views" column by Oline Cogdill and Wm. F. Hirschman in Mystery Scene's #111 Fall Issue.
Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
"You know my motto? It's the Romantic's credo: Expect nothing, risk everything, give all."

 
- James Ellroy, author of Blood's a Rover from the Underworld USA Trilogy. Interviewed in Mystery Scene's #111 Fall Issue.
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