Mystery News | February 1, 2013

EVENTS Mystery authors and enthusiasts alike are ready for the 2013 conferences. February features the Love Is Murder Mystery Conference in Chicago from Feb 1–3. Keynotes include authors Lee Goldberg, Michael Harvey, and Bob Mayer. If you’re craving warmer weather, head down to Sarasota, FL, on Feb. 16 for Sleuthfest, sponsored by the Florida chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. Looking ahead to March 21–35 finds the Left Coast Crime’s annual conference in Colorado Springs, CO.

FOLLOW ON If you are on Twitter you know that a lot of publishers are there discussing upcoming releases and looking to connect with librarians and readers. How can a person keep on top of all those tweets? I tend to group publishers together in a Twitter list so I can easily review their tweets, especially on Tuesdays (usually a major release day). To enhance your mystery groupings, take a look at Minotaur Books (@MinotaurBooks), Prime Crime/Obsidian (@penguincozies), Hard Case Crime (@hardcasecrime), Midnight Ink (@midnightinkbook), and Soho Press (@soho_press).