Discover the next generation of amateur sleuths written by authors in your own backyard. Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road, will host Cozy Con Saturday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Aspiring writers are invited to meet more than a dozen authors from the Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter. The event includes author panels, chats about traditional and non-traditional mysteries and book signings. The panels of published mystery writers will answer questions from and provide guidance for aspiring authors in the areas of classic cozies, the fantastical, and not-so-cozy mysteries.
A Cozy mystery, according to Wikipedia, is a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. The detectives in such stories are nearly always amateurs, like Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote or Miss Marple in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Mysteries.
The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter includes authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries. Sisters in Crime was founded in Baltimore in 1986. They welcome both men and women and writers of any genre. For more about the organization, visit www.DesertSleuths.com.
Contact: Kevin Christopher