.As part of our month-long celebration of the mystery genre, the Mansfield Public Library is excited to welcome Sisters in Crime/NE for a virtual panel discussion on writing the Modern Historical!
The Modern Historical: The new historical mystery is set in the twenty-first century; writers are using the techniques of the historical to look at their readers' history, and their own.
Our author panel includes:
Matt Cost: is the author of Love in a Time of Hate, a historical novel in which a young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a serial killer, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love. A history major and former teacher, he once owned the Coffee Dog Bookstore featured in the Mainely Mystery series. He also owned a gym and a video store.
Edith Maxwell: Agatha Award winning Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies. She was honored to serve as President of Sisters in Crime New England and is a Lifetime member of Sisters in Crime National, as well as a professional member of Mystery Writers of America.
Sarah Smith: is the author of the multicultural historical mystery about the Titanic, CRIMES AND SURVIVORS. Her other books include THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK, for which she won both an Agatha and a Massachusetts Book Award, a bestselling mystery series set in the Edwardian period, and a standalone novel about the Shakespeare authorship controversy, CHASING SHAKESPEARES. She has been interested in ghosts and storytelling since she was four. She studied English at Harvard, where she hung out in the library reading mysteries, and film in London.
This event is free and open to all. Registration Required for invitation to Zoom Meeting Room.
Registrants will receive the invitation to the Zoom Meeting Room on the day of the event.
This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.