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Men of Mystery 20th Anniversary Event

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From the Men of Mystery Co-Chairs:

"Men of Mystery usually holds its event at a lovely venue with our 30 or more mystery authors and keynote speakers.
In this time of pandemic, we are changing to an online format so everyone can enjoy the event safely.
We are delighted to have three amazing speakers and a wonderful moderator for 2020."

The event will feature Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger, and T. Jefferson Parker in conversation with moderator Rich Ehisen.

The registration price is $15, including monies towards Men of Mystery's scholarship program: 
Registered attendees will receive a $5 credit towards purchase of any of the keynote speakers' books from Creating Conversations.
Signed bookplates are available with purchase of a book by one of the three keynote authors, while supplies last.


Register here.



Event Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 12:00pm
Long Beach, CA 90815
Next to Last Stand: A Longmire Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525522539
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - September 22nd, 2020

One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer's Last Fight, copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist.

This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476749297
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Published: Atria Books - September 3rd, 2019

“The work of a master storyteller about the making of a young storyteller, This Tender Land is a coming-of-age novel for the ages. It begins in an isolated Dickensian boarding school in Minnesota during the early years of the Depression, then morphs into the story of four runaways in a canoe à la Huckleberry Finn. On the run from their school headmistress and the law, they encounter other wanderers and escapees from life as they canoe towards St. Louis to find their only known relative and a possible home. Odie, his brother Albert, their schoolmate Mose, and newly orphaned Emmy are unforgettable characters in an unforgiving era. Epic, thrilling, and beautifully written, this is storytelling at its very best.”
— Renee Barker, The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, IL

Then She Vanished (A Roland Ford Novel #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525537670
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 11th, 2020

Private Investigator Roland Ford has taken a job for a fellow Marine and a rising politician, Dalton Strait. Strait is contending with unexplained bombings of government buildings in his district...but that is not why he hired Ford. Strait's wife, Natalie, has gone missing, leaving behind a cryptic plea for help. Strait has made many enemies during his time in politics--including some of his own family members--all of whom could be looking for revenge. But as Ford digs into the details of a troubled marriage, Natalie's disappearance becomes more and more complicated.

Meanwhile, the bombings in the city intensify, with a mysterious group known only as the Chaos Committee claiming responsibility. Ford soon learns that the seemingly random attacks may be connected to the case he's on--and suddenly, his hunt for a missing woman might decide the fate of an entire city.

In Their Own Words: Twenty Successful Writers on the Craft and Business of Writing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781794373211
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Published: Independently Published - January 26th, 2019

There is nobody better equipped to give an aspiring author advice than another writer who has gone through the trials and tribulations of seeing their literary dreams through to completion. In Their Own Words: Twenty Successful Writers on the Craft and Business of Writing gives readers a direct line to the thoughts and experiences of some of the most successful writers on the scene today. From award-winning suspense and horror authors like Jonathan Maberry and Alexandra Sokoloff to mystery masters like J.A. Jance and Neal Griffin, In Their Own Words shares insights and firsthand knowledge from writers who simply know how to get it done.