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Crime: True and Imagined

Why are we so fascinated by crimes, real or fictional? Maybe it’s what they reveal about human nature, fairness, society–and, not least of all, ourselves. Legendary cold-case investigator Paul Holes (Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s…
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Nordic Noir

Get a pleasant chill in your bones with these jewels of the noir crown, rife with suspense as sharp as the ice in a fjord. The rights to Camilla Sten’s terrifying and internationally acclaimed The Lost Village have been sold to nineteen territories…
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YA: Rumors and Lies

You may have heard the rumors . . . and they’re all true. YA authors Dhonielle Clayton and E. Lockhart will be spilling the beans about how words can be more deadly than they seem. Set in a lavish preparatory school, Dhonielle Clayton’s…
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Castles, Canals, and Freeways: Historical Mysteries of the Twentieth Century

If you prefer your mysteries full of good old-fashioned atmospheric intrigue, this session is for you. Three spellbinding storytellers take us back in time, where the period details are as vivid as the suspense is spine-tingling. With the “fascinating”…
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Noir at the Bar

An in-person festival staple returns at long last! Time to savor the eerie ambience of foggy alleys, enigmatic clues, and hard-boiled detecting—and the drinks they pair with beautifully. Nordic noir superstars Thomas Enger (Unhinged), Carin…
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How to Write a Mystery

What elevates a mystery beyond the predictable and into the realm of edge-of-your-seat, stay-up-until-3 a.m. enthrallment? Four experts in suspense unravel the secrets to making pages turn and spines tingle. Your mentors in mystery are Dale…