Mystery Fest Key West: It’s About Crime!

It’s About Crime: The 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, June 16-18

How does one disarm a bomb? How many bullets does a particular type of firearm hold? What’s the perfect poison?

Writers and fans of all genres can get the inside scoop on these questions and more at the 4th annual Mystery Fest Key West, running June 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., in Key West, Florida.

“Anyone who writes successfully knows that credibility in details is what separates the pros from the ‘cons,’” said Fest co-founder Shirrel Rhoades. “Our Fest attracts some of America’s top award-winning and bestselling mystery writers and true crime experts who come together and have a great time sharing details of not only WHO-dunit – but exactly HOW they did it.”

The 2017 “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed weekend features headliners John Hemingway, grandson of Ernest and author of ‘Strange Tribe,’ Keynote Speaker Clifford Irving, and Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter past-President Randy Rawls.

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Events kick off Friday afternoon with four back-to-back workshops: “How Law Enforcement Deals with Explosive Situations,” presented by Lt. Mike DiGiovanni, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad Commander, accompanied by the Bomb Squad robot; “Police Myths,” presented by award-winning author and former undercover agent James O. Born; “Blood Spatter Forensics,” presented by forensic scientist and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black; and “How to Write a Cozy,” presented by award-winning author Nancy J. Cohen.

Friday evening, guests can enjoy a celebration and dinner on the grounds of the famous Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, presided over by Rhoades and special guest speaker John Hemingway, followed by a Sloan’s Haunted Key West tour co-hosted by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham.

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Author John Hemingway, a 2017 Mystery Fest Key West headliner, sits with his grandfather Ernest Hemingway’s typewriter and other memorabilia in the late author’s Key West writing studio. 2017 Fest highlights include a reception and dinner at the Hemingway Home and Museum. (Photo by Carol Tedesco)

Saturday’s series of panels and presentations spotlights leading authors representing a variety of mystery genres including (but not limited to), action/adventure, “cozy” mysteries, forensic, supernatural, noir and police procedural. They include, “Where I Get My Ideas,” with John H. Cunningham, David Beckwith, Charles Todd and Paul Sinor, moderated by Randy Rawls; “How to Commit a Perfect Murder,” with Lisa Black, Rick Ollerman, Robert Coburn and Siera London, moderated by Heather Graham; “It Takes a Crook,” with Mike Dennis, Bill Craig, Ken Rijock and Reef Perkins, moderated by Rick Ollerman; and “Cozy Mysteries and Female Sleuths,” with Susan Haskell and Norah-Jean Perkin, Marjory Sorrell Rockwell, Renee Kumor and Meg Muldoon, moderated by Nancy J. Cohen.

Saturday’s final panel – and an annual favorite of Fest guests – features local true crime experts sharing insights on the Keys criminal element and details of the strange crimes that surround them. This year’s panel, moderated by James O. Born, includes Carol F. Frederick, FDLE; Jim Linder, JIATF; Lt. Michael DiGiovanni, MCSO, and Sheriff Rick Ramsay, MCSO.

More Saturday highlights include luncheon with internationally renowned author Clifford Irving as Keynote Speaker, presentation of the Whodunit Mystery Writing Award, an author’s book-signing hour and a “mysteriously exciting” special event at the Custom House Museum. Sunday is just for chilling along the waterfront with the Fest’s finale Bloody Mary Buffet Breakfast at the iconic Schooner Wharf Bar.

Attendee’s will also have an opportunity to meet with and pitch their own book ideas to several on-sight literary agents—Dianna Collier, owner/agent Collier & Associates, Tom Colgan of the Berkley Publishing Group, Jessica Faust of Bookends Literary Agency, and Scott Miller of Trident Media Group.

The 2017 Mystery Fest Key West is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, Mystery Writers of America – Florida Chapter, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and is supported by the Marion Stevens Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and the Helmerich Trust.

Fest registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, social events and four meals. For registration and information visitmysteryfestkeywest.com.

Mystery Fest Key West: Final Schedule

Schedule of Events: June 16-18, 2017

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Thursday, June 15

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Pre-Fest Part at home of author John Cunningham.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Workshop 1: Lt. Mike DiGiovanni, MCSO Bomb Squad – How Law Enforcement Deals With Explosive Situations (Special Guest Appearance by Bomb Squad Robot)
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Workshop 2: James O. Born – Police Myths
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Workshop 3: Lisa Black – Blood Spatter Forensics
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Workshop 4 – Nancy J. Cohen – How to Write a Cozy
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reception and Buffet Dinner at Hemingway Home and Museum 
Welcome – Mystery Fest Co-Founder Shirrel Rhoades
Special Guest Speaker – John Hemingway

8:30 p.m. Sloan’s Ghost Tour Key West – hosted by Heather Graham

SATURDAY, JUNE 17
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Danish

8:45 a.m. Introduction

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Where I Get My Ideas
Moderator: Randy Rawls
John H. Cunningham
David Beckwith
Charles Todd
Paul Sinor

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: How to Commit a Perfect Murder
Moderator: Heather Graham
Lisa Black
Rick Ollerman
Robert Coburn
Siera London

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. the Whodunit Mystery Writing Award, presented by Shirrel Rhoades.
Introduction of 2016 winner, Lewis C. Haskell
Presentation of the 2017 Whodunit Award

11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Presentation of the Florida Keys Community College Scholarship Winners

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Clifford Irving, Keynote Speaker

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion:  It Takes a Crook
Moderator – Rick Ollerman
Mike Dennis
Bill Craig
Ken Rijock
Reef Perkins

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Cozy Mysteries and Female Sleuths
Moderator – Nancy J. Cohen
Susan Haskell / Norah-Jean Perkin
Marjory Sorrell Rockwell
Renee Kumor
Meg Muldoon

 

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Law Enforcement

Moderator: James O. Born
Jim Linder, Joint Interagency Task Force
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay
Carol Frederick, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

 

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Book Signing

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Special mystery event at Key West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Mystery Writers of America Brunch at Schooner Wharf Bar at the historic Key West waterfront (included in registration + $15 for each additional guest.

Mystery Fest Key West: Randy Rawls

Q&A with Mystery Fest Key West Guest Author Randy Rawls

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Author Randy Rawls will moderate a panel titled, “Where I Get My Ideas,” with authors John H. Cunningham, David Beckwith, Charles Todd and Paul Sinor at the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West.

Soon to appear as a headlining author at the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West, June 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, author Randy Rawls is a man of mystery. He’s past-president of the Mystery Writers of America – Florida Chapter, author of the Ace Edwards, Dallas private-eye series, the Tom Jeffries South Florida private-eye series, and the Beth Bowman South Florida private-eye series, as well as short stories in various anthologies. His latest, “Justice Secured,” is a standalone featuring Josh Hawkins, ex-Army Special Forces officer and a private investigator in South Florida.

The South Florida based author agreed to share some insights about his work and methods in advance of the Fest:

Q: Your first two book series feature male private investigators. Then along came Beth Bowman. What made you decide to write from a woman’s perspective?

RR: Two things. First, the market place. Women buy the vast majority of books sold, and women read the vast majority of books read. Second, I had recently read some female protagonist books written by “name” male authors. The best I can say is the heroines fell into one of two categories: 1) The helpless female who can’t tie her shoes without calling on her boyfriend for help, and 2) the female who was nothing more than a thinly disguised male in a skirt. I firmly believed I could do better. Thus, Beth Bowman was born.

Q: What do you find most challenging about writing from a woman’s perspective?

RR: I don’t mean to sound flippant, but getting it right. When I started Beth, I was fortunate to be in a critique group with four strong women who were good writers. I asked them to keep me on track—pull no punches. If I wandered away from the way a woman might process something or used language which was too masculine, I wanted to know. They TOLD me. Actually, I think they often enjoyed jerking me back, but they taught me, and, readers have said they taught me pretty good.

Q: To clue or not to clue? Are you a clue-dropper, or do you play your cards close to the chest?

RR: Clue-dropper. I’d like to say I plant them carefully, but that would be a lie. As I go through the story, I discover that I planted a clue many pages before that fits the twist I have in mind. When that happens, I’m surprised and pleased. Of course, sometimes I plant what I consider a clue at the time, but it turns out it was only a “red herring.” In that case, I am also surprised and pleased.

Bottom line, I suppose, is I’m never sure when I’m planting a clue, a red herring, or simply more of the story. But, it’s all fun.

Q: Write then edit? Or edit as you go?

RR: Edit as I go. Since I don’t work from an outline, I choose to review the previous effort before launching into new material. Naturally, as I review, I edit. So, in theory, when I reach the end, the book has been thoroughly edited. But, that’s not true either. I let the book “cool” for 30 to 60 days, then print it out and read it with my editor’s eye turned on. Hopefully, by the end of that read, it is ready. Of course, my critique group has been helping me catch mytypos and other assorted naughties.

Q: Have you ever regretted killing off a character?

RR: Oh, yes. In my first Tom Jeffries thriller, I killed off a good guy. I thought it had to be done or Tom’s escape from catastrophe would never be believable. Tom and I shed a tear at his loss, but moved on. Then, in book 2, I needed that character. There was simply a hole without him. He fit perfectly for the role I needed played. Initially, I struggled, trying to come up with a substitute, but finally found one that I think worked. But, zapping that first guy was a mistake I will try to never make again.

 Also, in my first Beth Bowman book, I almost did the same thing. One of the nasties went down from multiple bullet wounds. A reader could easily surmise that he died. In Book 3, I needed him, so I went back and read the portion where he was shot. Satisfying myself that he could have survived, I brought him back as a crippled and weakened man. He worked out great in the role I gave him.

 The moral I’ve learned: be careful who you kill. You may need them again.

MYSTERY FEST KEY WEST:Q & A

Q&A With New York Times Best-Selling Author Clifford Irving, Mystery Fest Key West Keynote Speaker

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Acclaimed American novelist and New York Times best-selling author Clifford Irving is set to appear as Keynote Speaker for the June 16-18Mystery Fest Key West, an annual gathering of award-winning and high-profile mystery writers, true crime experts and fans, held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key.

His works have run a gamut from restless youth searching for hope and meaning – “On a Darkling Plain” (1956) and “The Losers” (1958), to history – “The Battle of Jerusalem: The Six-Day War of June, 1967” (1970), memoir – “The Hoax” (1972), in which he tells how he perpetrated the Howard Hughes Autobiography Hoax – to numerous true-crime and legal thrillers.

Today, more than 20 novels bear his name, with several adapted for television. Those attending the Fest will have the opportunity to meet and gain insights from him. In the meantime, the author agreed to answer a few questions about his work and methods:

Q: In 1956, just out of school and after working as a copy boy at The New York Times, you wrote your first novel, “On a Darkling Plain.” The Florida Times-Union described your characterizations as rivaling those of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. How did you feel about that comparison? Do you think it impacted how you approached crafting personalities in subsequent book projects?

CI: I was thrilled to be compared to Fitzgerald and Hemingway; every young writer is a sucker for flattery. It’s only later in life that you realize that if you believe the praise you have to believe the insults as well. But I don’t think the reviews impacted my writing. I simply did things my own way, for better or for worse; and my true mentors were Conrad, Maugham, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. My favorite contemporary writer is Ruth Rendell. (Alas, she died two years ago.)

Q: You have worked as an investigative reporter. You write fiction and you write fact. Is there one abiding research practice or formula that you employ across the genres?

CI: There are a few principles that I try to follow:

* Portray interesting people in conflict, making choices, risking something, even their lives.
* Show, don’t tell. Action makes character.
* Delete unnecessary words, especially adjectives and adverbs.
* Be sure the story has a beginning, middle, and end.

Q: Publishers Weekly described the courtroom scenes in your 2015 legal thriller, “Trial,” as “breathtaking.” As an investigative reporter, do you have access to criminal court records that others might not? On a scale of one to ten, how much trust do you have in the judicial system?

CI: I spent a year in Houston covering three murder trials in order to write the nonfiction book “Daddy’s Girl,” so I came to understand the system pretty well. Without permission I recorded whole trials (boring!) and, with permission, dozens of the intimate conversations of defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges and witnesses who were my friends to varying degrees. I had all the material I needed for a few novels.

I do not use scales of one to ten. I do not trust the judicial system or the people who shape it.

Q: Do you currently have a book project underway? If yes, can you tell us something about it?

CI: I’m writing a memoir called “Bad Boy” about my life in Europe and elsewhere when I was in my twenties and thirties. My wife calls it a “mystery” because neither I nor the reader is sure what’s going to happen next.

Q: Are some or all of your books still available to readers? If so, where?

CI: Only “The Hoax” is currently in print between covers, but since 2012 eighteen of my books, the worldwide rights to which I own, are available in digital form on Kindle (Amazon) and Nook (Barnes & Noble). I depend on those e-book sales for my livelihood.

The 2017 Mystery Fest Key West is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, Mystery Writers of America – Florida Chapter, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and is supported by the Marion Stevens Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and the Helmerich Trust.

Fest registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, social events and four meals. For registration and information visit mysteryfestkeywest.com.

MYSTERY KEY FEST EXPERTS

Experts’ Secrets Revealed at the 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, June 16-18

Key West, Florida Keys – The 4th annual Mystery Fest Key West launches Friday, June 16, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., in Key West, Florida.

The “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed weekend of total mystery immersion – open to published authors, aspiring authors and non-writing book lovers alike – includes panels, presentations, workshops and social events with a “killer” hit-list of some of America’s top award-winning and bestselling mystery writers and true crime experts.

Headlining the 2017 author-roster are John Hemingway, grandson of Ernest and author of ‘Strange Tribe,’ Keynote Speaker Clifford Irving, and Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter past-President Randy Rawls.

Events kick off on Friday afternoon with four back-to-back workshops: “How Law Enforcement Deals with Explosive Situations,” presented by Lt. Mike DiGiovanni, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, with “Johnny 5” the MCSO Bomb Squad robot; “Police Myths,” presented by award-winning author and former undercover agent James O. Born; “Blood Spatter Forensics,” presented by forensic scientist and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black; and “How to Write a Cozy,” presented by award-winning author Nancy J. Cohen.

With the evening comes a welcome celebration and dinner on the grounds of the famous Hemingway Home and Museum, presided over by Fest co-founder and producer Shirrel Rhoades, a publisher who has held executive positions with Reader’s Digest, Scholastic, Harper’s, Marvel Entertainment and other well-known publishing companies, and special guest speaker John Hemingway. Wrapping up the evening, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham will co-host a Sloan’s Haunted Key West tour through the island’s “Old Town” area.

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(New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham is to host a “Sloan’s Ghost Tour Key West” on Friday night for Fest attendees and fellow authors. (Photo by Carol Tedesco))

Saturday’s series of panels and presentations is populated with leading authors representing a variety of mystery genres including (but not limited to), action/adventure, “cozy” mysteries, forensic, supernatural, noir and police procedural. They include, “Where I Get My Ideas,” with John H. Cunningham, David Beckwith, Charles Todd and Paul Sinor, moderated by Randy Rawls; “How to Commit a Perfect Murder,” with Lisa Black, Rick Ollerman, Robert Coburn and Siera London, moderated by Heather Graham; “It Takes a Crook,” with Mike Dennis, Bill Craig, Ken Rijock and Reef Perkins, moderated by Rick Ollerman; and “Cozy Mysteries and Female Sleuths,” with Susan Haskell and Norah-Jean Perkin, Marjory Sorrell Rockwell, Renee Kumor and Meg Muldoon.

For Saturday’s final panel, moderated by James O. Born, notable Florida Keys true-crime experts Carol F. Frederick, FDLE; Jim Linder, JIATF; Lt. Michael DiGiovanni, MCSO, and Sheriff Rick Ramsay, MCSO, will share insights on the Keys criminal element and details of the strange crimes that surround them.

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(Attendees at a previous Mystery Fest Key West gained insights on fingerprinting techniques in a true-crime workshop with Monroe County Sheriff’s Office CSI Detective John Underwood. (Photo by Carol Tedesco))

Saturday highlights include luncheon with keynote speaker Clifford Irving, presentation of the Whodunit Mystery Writing Award, an author’s book-signing hour and a“mysterious” special event at the Custom House Museum.

Sunday is for chilling along the waterfront with the Fest’s finale Bloody Mary Sunday Morning Buffet Breakfast at the island’s iconic Schooner Wharf Bar.

“It’s not just writers and fans of mystery fiction and true-crime that come to the Fest,” said Rhoades. “Because of the caliber of our guest authors, the fascinating panels and unique social events, the Mystery Fest was quickly infiltrated by enthusiasts of many genres. After all, how many festivals are there in which leading, world-class authors are hanging out, having fun and rubbing elbows with the audience members every day?”

2017 attendee’s will also have an opportunity to meet with and pitch their own book ideas to several on-site literary agents—Dianna Collier, owner/agent Collier & Associates, Tom Colgan of the Berkley Publishing Group, Jessica Faust of Bookends Literary Agency, and Scott Miller of Trident Media Group.

The 2017 Mystery Fest Key West is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, Mystery Writers of America – Florida Chapter, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and is supported by the Marion Stevens Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and the Helmerich Trust.

Fest registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, social events and four meals. For registration and information visitmysteryfestkeywest.com. (High resolution photo available here.)

 

Mystery Fest Key West: June 1 Contest Deadline

Last Call for June 1 Contest Deadline: One Mystery Fest Key West Guest Will Nab Cameo Role in Author Meg Muldoon’s Next Novel

Key West, Florida Keys – Those who have registered to attend the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West by midnight June 1 will be entered in a drawing to win a cameo ‘walk-on’ role in bestselling author Meg Muldoon’s next “Christmas River” series novel, “Meltdown in Christmas River: A Christmas Cozy Mystery Book,” which is due out this August.

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Muldoon, a former news reporter and author of more than a dozen “cozy” mystery titles, is slated to be a featured panelist at the upcoming “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed Fest, a gathering of true-crime, mystery, and suspense writers and fans to be held in Key West, Florida, June 16-18.

 “Part of the fun is that the winner will get to choose whether they want to be a good character or a bad character in my next book,” Muldoon said.

Appearing with Muldoon at the Fest are a hit-list of high-profile and award winning mystery and crime fiction authors and true-crime experts, including headliners John Hemingway, grandson of Ernest and author of “Strange Tribe,” Keynote Speaker Clifford Irving, investigative reporter and author of more than 20 novels, and Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter past-President Randy Rawls.

Featured presenters include New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black, award-winning crime and science fiction writer James O. Born, and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham, each of whom will also moderate and appear on panels with mystery/suspense authors David Beckwith, Robert Coburn, Bill Craig, John Cunningham, Mike Dennis, Lewis C. Haskell, Susan Haskell and Norah-Jean Perkin, Renee Kumor, Siera London, Muldoon, Rick Ollerman, Reef Perkins, Ken Rijock, Shirrel Rhoades, Marjory Sorrel Rockwell, Paul Sinor and Charles Todd.

Mystery Fest Key West 2017 is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, Mystery Writers of America – Florida Chapter, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and supported by the Marion Stevens Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and the Helmerich Trust.

Event registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, social events and four meals. Panels and presentations will take place at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key. For registration, information and a full fest schedule visit mysteryfestkeywest.com.

John Hemingway: Keynote Guest for Mystery Fest Key West

Q&A with John Hemingway – Special Guest Speaker at Upcoming Mystery Fest Key West

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Event organizers have announced that John Hemingway, grandson of the late Nobel Prize winning American author Ernest Hemingway, is set to be a special guest speaker during the Mystery Fest Key West, an annual gathering of award-winning and bestselling mystery fiction and true crime authors and the readers who love them, set for June 16-18, 2017.

The American-born, Canada-based writer and translator’s articles and short stories have appeared in American, Italian and Spanish newspapers and reviews. He was a contributor to the Murder In Key West 3” short-story anthology (“Nacho y Lucrezia”) and his critically acclaimed memoir, “Strange Tribe” (Lyons Press, May 2007), examines the complex relationship and striking similarities between his father, Dr. Gregory Hemingway and his grandfather, Ernest.

A riveting storyteller, John has run 16 times with the bulls at the festival of San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain, a Spanish tradition that dates back to as early as the 14th century. A father of two, John currently resides in Canada with his wife Kristina. The author took a few questions in advance of the Fest:

Q: “Strange Tribe” is a memoir and much of your writing is about true-life events, such as running with the bulls in Pamplona. Was “Nacho y Lucrezia” your first go at mystery fiction?

JH: Well, it’s a short story, and like much of my work it’s based on true-life events – except with some exaggeration, and a murder…

Q: When you write, do you outline or go with the flow?

JH: I hardly ever have an outline; almost always go with the flow, unless it’s something I’m writing for a magazine. For example, the last one I wrote for Ducks Unlimited, I had an outline and knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Q: Do you think in words? Pictures? Both? Other?

JH: Well, yeah, that’s kind of interesting: I think about situations, scenes, whatever, and then of course you have to describe those scenes in words – and that’s how the story takes its course.

Q: Your age when you wrote your first story/article?

JH: In my teens.

Q: How old were you when you realized the impact of your last name and lineage?

JH: When I was younger, I thought “this will all blow over by the time I’m in my 20’s. But no, he (Ernest) was still there. I started reading his stories when I was in my teens.

Q: Do you have a writing ritual or quirk?

JH: I’ll procrastinate as long as I can.

Q: Favorite mystery/suspense or true-crime author?

JH: (Raymond Thornton) Chandler, I think he’s amazing.

Q: When I am not researching, writing, or promoting, for fun I…

JH: …take my wife Kristina to the movies.

The 2017 Mystery Fest Key West is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, Mystery Writers of America – Florida Chapter, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and supported by the Marion Stevens Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and the Helmerich Trust.  Registration includes all panels, presentations and four meals and is $195. For a full Fest schedule, online registration and links to accommodations visit mysteryfestkeywest.com