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Sunday, November 10, 2019 – LADIES OF INTRIGUE CONFERENCE

Orange County Sisters in Crime presents the 6th annual LADIES OF INTRIGUE conference on Sunday, November 10th, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. held at the Mesa Verde Country Club, 3000 Clubhouse Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Best-selling authors Laurie R. King and J. A. Jance are of the headliners. Moderators: Jill Amadio, Barbara DeMarco Barrett, and Ellen Byron. Panelists: Greta Boris, Steph Cha, Mary Anna Evans, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Kaira Rouda, Rachel Howzell Hall, Laurie Stevens, Wendall Thomas, and Betty Webb.

Readers, writers, and mystery lovers alike will enjoy this day-long conference featuring female authors from the mystery-crime genre.

Additional information and registration:

Anna Scotti is one of three poets reading at The Battery bookstore in Pasadena on Thursday, October 24 at 8 pm. Anna's work appears frequently in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Her short stories are regulars in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.


Mystery Ink Bookstore Contact: Debbie Mitsch
8907 Warner Ave #135
Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 743-6127

(714) 960-4000

Saturday, August 31, 2:00 p.m. – T. Jefferson Parker, THE LAST GOOD GUY

New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author, T. Jefferson Parker will be discussing and signing his new mystery, THE LAST GOOD GUY, at the Mystery Ink Bookstore, 8907 Warner Avenue #135, Huntington Beach, on Saturday August 31, 2:00 p.m. (714) 960-4000.

THE LAST GOOD GUY is the tale of private investigator Roland Ford, in his most personal case yet, as he hunts for a missing teenager and uncovers a dark conspiracy.

T. Jefferson Parker has lived all his life in Southern California. His writing career began in 1978 as a cub reporter for The Newport Ensign. After covering police, city hall and cultural stories, Parker moved on to the Daily Pilot newspaper, where he won three Orange County Press Club awards for his articles.
When not working, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and exercising his dogs.

Saturday, August 24, 3:00 p.m. – Howard Michael Gould, BELOW THE LINE.

Best-selling author Howard Michael Gould will discuss and sign his latest book, BELOW THE LINE, at the Mystery Ink Bookstore, 8907 Warner Avenue #135, Huntington Beach, on Saturday August 24, 3:00 p.m. (714) 960-4000.

In BELOW THE LINE. eccentric private eye Charlie Waldo is back in another wildly fun and fast-paced thriller lampooning Southern California.

Howard Michael Gould began his career on Madison Avenue before moving to Los Angeles, where he has worked as a screenwriter and playwright as well as an executive producer and head writer of several network television series. Below the Line is his second novel, following the introduction of detective Charlie Waldo in Last Looks.

Sunday August 25, 1:00 p.m. – Joint Meeting – SoCal Mystery Writers of America & Orange County Sisters in Crime / Speakers: Michael Brandman interviewed by Thomas B. Sawyer

New York Times best-selling author Michael Brandman will be interviewed by Edgar and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Thomas B. Sawyer.

Michael Brandman is an acclaimed motion picture and TV producer, screenwriter, and New York Times best-selling author. His novels, KILLING THE BLUES, FOOL ME TWICE, and DAMNED IF YOU DO, based on characters created by the late Robert B. Parker in his Jesse Stone books, are all N.Y Times best sellers. He co-writes with Tom Selleck and produces the Jesse Stone TV movies and is currently in production with the 10th TV movie in the series. Brandman currently writes the Buddy Steel mysteries (WILD CARD).
Edgar & Emmy-nominated screenwriter, novelist and playwright, Tom Sawyer, was showrunner and head writer of the classic TV series, MURDER, SHE WROTE, for which he wrote 24 episodes. He has been the showrunner, writer, and producer on 15 series and has sold and written numerous TV movies and series pilots.
Tom authored the bestselling mystery/thrillers THE SIXTEENTH MAN and NO PLACE TO RUN. His latest novel is A MAJOR PRODUCTION! featuring NY P.I. Barney Moon, who doesn’t drive and regards LA as an Alien Planet.

Complimentary Buffet Luncheon
Open to the Public

For location & additional information: R.S.V.P to

September Events & Store Signings
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m. - Literary Guild Salon – Dinner w/Speakers Meredith Mays & Amy Stewart
at Mesa Verde Country Club, Mission Viejo. RSVP:

Saturday, September 14, 3:00 p.m. – Ellen Byron (FATAL CAJUN FESTIVAL) & Nancy Cole Silverman

Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. – Naomi Hirahara (ICED IN PARADISE) New series debut

Sunday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. – Dianne Demille (PATH OF THE DEVIL-Camino del Diablo)
Talk & Signing w/Dianne Demille plus detectives, Jeff Pearce and Randy Torgerson

Sunday, September 29, 3:00 p.m. – Casey Dorman (THE OEDIPUS MURDERS) -Talk & Signing

Sunday, November 10 — 6th Annual LADIES OF INTRIGUE
2019 Headliners: J.A. Janice & Laurie King
Panelists include Barbara DeMarco Barrett, Greta Boris, Steph Cha, Mary Anna Evans, Rachel Howzell Hall, Kaira Rouda, Laurie Stevens, Betty Webb, and others TBA
Location: Mesa Verde Country Club, Costa Mesa, CA

Tuesday September 24, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Crimes against women, tales of retribution and healing
The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY