Mystery/Books/Events

You can find all of our mystery related articles, short stories, and reviews in our Mystery category! You can also find more in our mystery section on Kings River Life.

And all book reviews of any genre in our book category!

If you enjoy mysteries, be sure to check out our mystery podcast which features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors. 

Mystery authors and bookstores can submit their mystery booksignings and events to be listed here by emailing us at krlmagazine@gmail[dot]com (be sure to change [dot] into a period)

FOR THE TIME BEING WE WILL BE SHARING AUTHOR/MYSTERY ONLINE EVENTS HERE:



Daryl Wood Gerber is hosting live chats on Facebook one Saturday a month. Like her Facebook page to make sure you don't miss them.


Check out virtual book events at Mysterious Galaxy here: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/upcoming-events


Book Passage Streaming Author Events-bookpassage.extendedsession.com


Virtual book events at Poisoned Pen Bookstore can be found on Facebook.


Mystery Ink Bookstore is now online through Amazon!


DP Lyle's virtual book events can be found on his website.


More info on this event can be found here.


Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

Virtual Author Events

Friday July 10 at 6 pm. Sarah Stewart Taylor (The Mountains Wild, Minotaur Books, $27.99) and Linda Castillo (The Outsider, Minotaur Books, $27.99) in conversation about their books. Admission is with author's book purchase, or $5, applicable to later purchase of either book. Email murdermb@gate.net or call 561-279-7790 for more information and the link to join.

Thursday July 16 at 5 pm. Liza Kendall, aka Karen Kendall will speak about her book Home Town Hero (Berkley $7.99). Admission is with purchase of the author's book. The first 10 people to register will receive the first book in the series, Walk Me Home, FREE!
Email murdermb@gate.net or call 561-279-7790 for more information and the link to join.


Wednesday July 22 at 6 pm. Jennifer Hillier (Little Secrets, Minotaur Books, $26.99) and DJ Palmer (The Perfect Daughter, St. Martins Books, $27.99) in conversation about their books. Admission is with author's book purchase, or $5, applicable to later purchase of either book. Email murdermb@gate.net or call 561-279-7790 for more information and the link to join.

Book Clubs

Sunday July 19 at 3 pm. The Sunday Sleuths will host a virtual discussion of The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 16.99. Please email murdermb@gate.net for the link to join.

The Tuesday Murder Club book club is on hiatus for the Summer.

FL Authors Academy Starts in July
Writing Workshops for Tomorrow's Authors


This year, for the 2020 semester, we are hosting our Authors Academy writers workshops via Zoom to accommodate social distancing.
As before, the workshops will be held on
Saturday mornings, from 10 am to noon.
Call us 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate[dot]net with your payment information, and we will send you the link for Saturday morning.

2020 Workshops

Saturday, July 11, 10 am - Noon: From Inspiration to Paper
Writers Block? What's that? Not when your brain is the most powerful organ. The brain is said to produce our every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience. Stimulate the brain and ideas will come. This interactive workshop is designed to do just that, get your creative juices flowing. You'll participate in a number of exercises designed to get you writing again. You'll leave feeling inspired and with original story ideas.
$25 per person. Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble

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Saturday, July 18, 10 am - Noon: Great Beginnings
You know the great opening lines: Ishmael, Manderley, the last camel. Why do those work? And how can you create one for your own novel? And then, what about that crucial first paragraph? And a first page that will entice editors and enchant readers? How can you set the proper expectations for the story to come and make every word work? In this class, we will dissect and analyze acclaimed first lines and opening paragraphs, and reveal the writing secrets these brilliant examples offer. If you are brave enough, please bring your own first line! Hank will offer advice and guidance to set you and your book off in the right direction.
$25 per person. Instructor:Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Saturday July 25, 10 am - Noon Mastering Plot Twists
$25 per person. Instructor: Jane Cleland

Saturday August 1, 10 am - Noon. Fingerprints: How Do They Really Work? $25 per person. Instructor: Lisa Black

Saturday August 8, 10 am - Noon. How to Write a Story
This workshop is $35 and includes a copy of John's book
Storyville: An Illustrated Guide to Writing Fiction.
Instructor: John Dufresne

Saturday August 15, 10 am - Noon. Conflict.
$25 per person. Instructor: Debra H. Goldstein

Saturday August 22, 10 am - Noon. Building Memorable Characters. $25 per person. Instructor: Reed Farrel Coleman

For More Detailed Descriptions
Go to www.FLauthorsacademy.com

Saturday August 29, 1 - 3 pm Please note time change for this session
Self Publishing: The Perils, Pitfalls And Profits Of Self-Publishing (Plus The Fun).
$25 per person. Instructor: Paul Levine

Saturday September 12, 10 am - Noon. POV: What It Is And How To Use It. $25 per person. Instructor: Charles Todd

Saturday September 19, 10 am - Noon. Crafting Your Short Story. $25 per person. Instructor: Elaine Viets

Saturday September 26, 10 am - Noon. Dialogue: The Voices in Your Head.
$25 per person. Instructor: Michael Wiley

Saturday October 3, 10 am - Noon. Propelling Suspense with Driving Questions.
$25 per person. Instructor: Alison McMahan

Saturday October 10, 10 am - Noon. How to Find an Agent.
$25 per person. Instructor: DJ Niko

Saturday October 17, 10 am - Noon. Dexter For Real
$25 per person. Instructor: Sharon Plotkin

Saturday October 24, 10 am - Noon. Groaners: How To Keep Laughably Bad Writing Mistakes From Torpedoing Your Work.
$25 per person. Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg

For more detailed descriptions
go to www.FLauthorsacademy.com

To register, call us 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net with your payment information, and we will send you the link for Saturday morning.

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Thank you for supporting Independent Bookstores!

Joanne Sinchuk
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
104 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: 561-279-7790
murdermb@gate.net
murderonthebeach.com
Summer Hours: Mon - Wed 10 - 6, Thu - Sat 10-5
Closed Sundays in the Summer