annual New England Crime Bake
Al Blanchard Award
The 12th Annual
New England Crime Bake
will be held November 8-10, 2013.
In memory of Al Blanchard, co-chair of the first three New England Crime Bake Conferences, NEMWA President and member of Sisters in Crime, the New England Crime Bake Committee is sponsoring the third annual short crime fiction contest. The prize is $100 plus publication in Level Best Books' fifth anthology of short crime fiction. The story must be a crime story by a New England author OR with a New England setting, previously unpublished (in print or electronically), no more than 5,000 words in length, and may include the following genres: mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, and horror, with no torture/killing of children or animals. This is a blind contest with NO entry fee. The winner will be a guest of the Crime Bake Committee at the New England Crime Bake, held in November, where the award will be presented in person.
Go to http://www.crimebake.org/Al.htm
for more information.
Chuck Hogan will read from his books at The Book Shop (694 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144, 617-764-1624) on
Sunday, February 10th, at 1:00PM. Hogan is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed novels, including THE TOWN (aka PRINCE OF THIEVES) and DEVILS IN EXILE. He is also the co-author of the internationally bestselling STRAIN trilogy: THE STRAIN, THE FALL, and THE NIGHT ETERNAL.
Sarah J. Henry's first novel, LEARNING TO SWIM, won the Anthony Award for best first novel at Bouchercon 2012. (In April it won the Agatha Award for best first novel and the Mary Higgins Clark Award.) Her second novel (upcoming Crown, February 2013), A COLD AND LONELY PLACE, was selected to appear in the July 2013 edition of Reader's Digest Select Editions.