Skip to main content

St. Louis Boucercon - Panel Selections

If I could go, this is where you would find me.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
 
1st Pick
THE NAMES OF ANGELS-Majestic D
Talking classics in crime fiction
Jason Pinter (M), Bruce DeSilva, Carl Brookins, Matthew C. Funk, Andrew Grant, Scott Phillips
 
2nd Pick
NIGHT CHILLS-Majestic A,B,C
Making things go bump in the night.
Monette Draper (M), Dakota Banks, Angie Fox, Sarah Glenn, M.R. Sellars, Jason Starr

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
 1st Pick

A QUESTION OF DEATH-Majestic A,B,C
How important is whodunit?
Peter Rozovsky (M), Gianrico Carofiglio, Agnete Friis, Borge Hellstrom, Lene Kaaberbol, Anders Roslund
 
2nd Pick
FRENZY-Majestic D
The endurance of Hitchcock
Daniel Hale (M), Maria Alexander, Eric Beetner, Terry Faherty, Tracy Kiely, Todd Ritter, Martyn Waites

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
 
1st Pick
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS-Majestic A,B,C
Crime fiction in a western setting
Scott Montgomery (M), Craig Johnson, Jackie King, Ann Parker, Larry Sweazy

2nd Pick
PASSENGERS-Majestic D
Fasten your seatbelts….
Oline Cogdill (M), Colin Cotterill, Robert Crais, Charlaine Harris, Val McDermid

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
 
1st Pick
NEW WORLD IN MY VIEW-Landmark 5,6,7
Characters dealing with contemporary issues.
Janet Rudolph (M), Reed Farrel Coleman, Alison Gaylin, Sophie Littlefield, John Lutz, Jason Pinter

2:30 P.M. –3:30 P.M.
 
1st Pick
BLEEDING IN BLACK AND WHITE-Majestic D
Colin Cotterill interviewed by S.J. Rozan

2nd Pick
IT GOES WITH THE JOB-Majestic A,B,C
Write what you know
Keir Graff (M), Lou Berney, Gale Borger, Gianrico Carofiglio, Rick Mofina, Clare O’Donohue

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
 
1st Pick
SISTERS-Landmark 5,6,7
These gals and doing it for themselves.
Robin Agnew (M), Jan Burke, Deborah Crombie, Erin Hart, Hank Phillippi Ryan

2nd Pick
I GOT THE RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES-Landmark 4
Let the music take control.
Wallace Stroby (M), Mark Billingham, Roger Ellory, Bryan Gilmer, Jonathan Hayes, Rochelle Staab

9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
 
1st Pick
BAD SEED-Majestic A,B,C
Sex, Violence, and Everything That Makes A Book Great
Craig Montgomery (M), Christa Faust, Chris Holm, Craig Johnson, Scott Phillips, John Rector, Benjamin Whitmer, Jonathan Woods

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
8:30A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
 
1st Pick
BAD BLOOD-Majestic D
Celebrating Agatha Christie
Ted Hertel (M), Caroline Hart, G.M. Malliet, Val McDermid, Ayo Onatade

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
 
1st Pick
EVIL GOING ON-Majestic D
Does evil truly exist or is it just human failing?
Reed Farrel Coleman (M), John Connolly, Thomas H. Cook, Peter James, Laura Lippman, Daniel Woodrell

2nd Pick
STILL SHE CRIES-Majestic A,B,C
Lousy reviews and the lost people of Amazon.
Colin Cotterill (M), Linwood Barclay, Alafair Burke, Bill Crider, Lisa Lutz, Elaine Viets

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
 
1st Pick
IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARCH-Majestic D
Robert J. Randisi interviewed by Brad Parks

2nd Pick
 KING OF THE HILL-Majestic A,B,C
Who is the most popular protagonist in crime fiction: the game.
Austin Lugar (M), JoAnna Carl, Terry Faherty, Lauren Henderson, Harry Hunsicker, Simon Wood

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
 
1st Pick
SHADOWS RISING-Landmark 1,2,3
Movies for the crime fiction fan
Jeremy Lynch (M), Megan Abbott, David Corbett, Russel McLean, Todd Ritter, Wallace Stroby

2nd Pick
IN HARM’S WAY-Majestic D
Ridley Pearson interviewed by Jeff Abbott

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
 
1st Pick
KEEP THE PARTY GOING-Majestic A,B,C
Twist Phelan, four authors-need we say more?
Twist Phelan (M), Jan Burke, Harley Jane Kozak, Bob Ward, Gary Phillips

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

1st... only pick

THE LAST DETECTIVE-Majestic D
Robert Crais interviewed by Gregg Hurwitz

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
8:30 A.M – 9:30 A.M.
 
1st Pick
NOCEBO-Landmark 1,2,3
Playing fair with your readers.
Dana Cameron (M), Joshua Corin, G.M. Malliet, Chantelle Aimee Osman, Wendy Staub, Jaden Terrell

2nd Pick
EVERYTHING IS BROKEN-Majestic D
Authors, Publishers & Bookstores in the E-Marketplace: Friends or Foes?
Eric Stone (M), Kate Grant, Neil Nyren, Abigail Padgett, Gary Shulze

10:00 A.M. –11:00 A.M.
 
1st Pick
TROUBLE-Majestic D
Hank Ryan and 5 well-behaved young writers.
Hank Phillippi Ryan (M), Jeff Abbott, Harlan Coben, Joseph Finder, Steve Hamilton, Ridley Pearson

2nd Pick
I’M ALIVE AND ON FIRE-Majestic A,B,C
Rumors of the private eye fiction’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
Ali Karim (M), Max Allan Collins, Barbara Fister, Robert J. Randisi, Linda Richards

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
 
1st Pick
FALLS THE SHADOW-Landmark 5,6,7
Globalization of crime fiction
Ali Karim (M), Mark Billingham, Sara Blaedel, Deon Meyer, Karin Slaughter, Martyn Waites

2nd Pick
THE DEAD LAND-Majestic A,B,C
Behind the white picket fence.
Ayo Onatade (M), Megan Abbott, Thomas H. Cook, Paul Doiron, P.L. Gaus, Daniel Woodrell

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
 
1st Pick
WITNESS TO AN INCIDENT-Landmark 5,6,7
The human element
Meg Gardiner (M), David Corbett, Deborah Crombie, Clea Koff, Taylor Stevens, Amanda Kyle Williams

2nd Pick
NEVER LET ME GO-Majestic A,B,C
Passport to murder.
Peter Rozovsky (M), Lisa Brackmann, Roger Ellory, David Hewson, Martin Limon, Anne Zouroudi

2:30 P.M. –3:30 P.M.
 
1st Pick
I WILL RISE UP-Landmark 5,6,7
Overcoming extraordinary circumstances
William Kent Krueger(M), Keir Graff, Dana Haynes, Patrick Lee, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, C.J. West
 
2nd Pick
THE PLACE OF EXECUTION-Majestic D
Val McDermid interviewed by Jen Forbus

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
 
1st Pick
PAYBACK-Majestic D
Contemplating the future of the genre
Laura Lippman (M), Hilary Davidson, Kathleen George, Bryan Gruley, Bill Loefelm, Duane Swierczynski

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
 
1st Pick
 JUSTICE PAINTED BLIND-Majestic A,B,C
Truth in reporting
James Lincoln Warren (M), Sara Blaedel, Bruce DeSilva, Carolyn Hart, Julie Kramer, Craig McDonald

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
 
1st Pick
COLD GROUND-Majestic A,B,C
9/11-10 years later
Bryan Gruley (M), Reed Farrel Coleman, David Hewson, Matt Hilton, Denise Hamilton, S.J. Rozan

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Very Best of Mr. Dennis Lehane

I thought this post would appear in October. Ya, know when SHUTTER ISLAND: THE MOVIE was supposed to be released. And then it wasn't. Something about Leo not being able to do 'press' for the movie. Doesn't really matter the reason, a February release date has one of those fancy Hollywood meanings: Not Good.

Look I'll be honest, I didn't connect with SHUTTER ISLAND. I loved the fifties setting, the haunted house atmosphere, and impending doom of the Hurricane. Even the set-up of the story was intriguing but how it played out just didn't work for me. Some interesting characters, a bunch of great set pieces, but the ending announces itself with an expected, thud that went nowhere.

Am I still going to the movie? Its Lehane, Scorsese, Leo, and Ruffalo of course I am. Anyway the list.

8. Prayers for Rain - 1999
The last Kenzie-Gennaro book follows our heroes as they investigate a guy who is terrorizing women into committing suicide. The book played like an episode o…

The Very Best of Mr. Michael Connelly - Part I

I was about 50 pages into the latest Michael Connelly book, THE SCARECROW, when I flipped to the front. This is the 20th novel. I decided that rather than write a review of the novel, pretty good by the way, I would write a think piece about the relationship between a highly regarded crime novelist and how reader's take for granted the author if the high standard to which they have become accustomed to is not maintained over a lengthy run of books.

This idea was quickly abandoned out of laziness. Instead, I decided to take a cue from my friend, Peter, who recently ranked all of the James Bond films. I didn't feel I could tackle all 20 novels so the list below is just the non-Harry Bosch books. Mr. Connelly's next book 9 DRAGONS releases in October so don't be surprised to see a Bosch only list then.

I wrote this list up a couple weeks ago. I have given it some time to marinate. I did make any changes but I do want to say that there is a definite break between ranking 5…

Live By Night: First Image

First image from Live By Night the latest Dennis Lehane novel to be directed by Ben Affleck has appeared. Here is the accompanying article from Indiewire.
What can you say about one singular image from a film that will include a hundred thousand or so? It looks good. I'm a sucker for big fields of grass, what can I say? I have enjoyed all of Ben Affleck's directing efforts to date, even if I wasn't wowed by any of them. I don't mean to damn him with faint praise. He is a solid, unpretentious director of capital m 'Movies'. And even if he wasn't making the best thing Dennis Lehane has written in the last ten years I would still go see his next effort.
The movie is slated for a 2017 release which I'm not certain should be believed. In spite of the film already vacating a Fall 2016 date, if the movie is even kind of  good, dollars to donuts it sneaks into a late 2016 release for Award show consideration. A 2017 release date seems more accurate, if early t…