Magna cum Murder

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October 25-27, 2013

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Guest of Honor Steve Hamilton
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Guest of Honor Steve Hamilton

Praise for Steve Hamilton 


"Hamilton's compelling, vigorous prose doesn't allow the option of taking a break." ~ Los Angeles Times

"Steve Hamilton writes the kind of stories that manly men and tough-minded women can't resist." ~ The New York Times

"This is crime writing at its very best." ~ George Pelecanos

"Hamilton gives us mysteries within mysteries as well as a hero who simply won't be beaten down." ~ The Miami Herald


"Already one of our best writers." ~ Laura Lippman


"Hamilton's prose moves us smoothly along and his characters are marvelously real." ~ Publishers Weekly


"Hamilton's prose . . . remains an unself-consciously terse pleasure." ~ Entertainment Weekly

"Hamilton . . . paints a rich and vivid portrait of a world where the chill in the air is often matched by that of the soul." ~ The Providence Journal

"Hamilton never misses a beat." ~ Rocky Mountain News

"I really like his main character, Alex McKnight, and I'm ready to revisit Paradise, Michigan." ~ James Patterson


"A proven master of suspense." ~ Lee Child


"I'm often asked to recommend a detective series readers might have missed. This is it." ~ Harlan Coben

Good wishes for Magna 2013!

...from 2010 Magna Guests of Honor Caroline and Charles Todd....


"We just wanted to say that you'll love having Steve Hamilton there, and you'll love Hank Phillippi Ryan too. They are both terrific people as well as terrific writers, and we can't think of a better way to launch Indianapolis for Magna. We truly enjoyed the old setting, the food was out of this world, (desserts to die for!). and the people were wonderful. But Magna is growing and needs more room to grow on. And that's proof of what a marvelous convention Magna cum Murder is. So the very best of luck in your beautiful new digs! No one deserves success more."  ~ Caroline and Charles Todd 


Magna cum Murder 2013 will be held at the historic Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 767-1361 


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