58. The Mastery of Mystery: Making a Great Whodunit

Sunday, June 4 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Literary
  • Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
  • Writing & Publishing

Wendy Hornsby, Ellen Kirschman, and Vidar Sundstol, moderated by Steve Hockensmith

Four established authors take the mystery out of writing mysteries, as they compare notes in a lively conversation spanning the globe. Whether inspired by real life (as Dr. Ellen Kirschman does with her amateur sleuth, a police psychologist who should be counseling cops, not solving crimes—Kirschman has been a police psychologist for 30 years!), folklore (as Vidar Sundstol does with his epic tales involving Nordic superstition), deeply-hidden family secrets, as Wendy Hornsby’s filmmaker sleuth uncovers, or humor, mixups, and disasters (as Steve Hockensmith is), these hard-boiled mystery writers will clue you in on what makes a suspenseful “whodunit?”

David Brower Center - Tamalpais Room

Book signing information: David Brower Center Gallery

the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Mystery Writers of America, Northern California Chapter, the Norway House Foundation, and NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad