Friday, March 21, 2014

Left Coast Crime: Day Two

I am at the Left Coast Crime Convention this weekend in Monterey, California for four days of crime fiction indulgence.

Last night, William Kent Krueger won the coveted Dilys Award from the Independent Book Sellers Association for his novel Ordinary Grace. Ordinary Grace just came out in paperback on March 4th. Here is Kent accepting his award...

This morning's events started out with the new authors breakfast with more than 40 first time authors talking about their books. Since there was so much to cover here, we'll be getting into to that more later this week featuring many of the authors who presented.

Harper Collins held book signings in the book room where they gave away author's books. Here you see authors Kenneth Wishnia, author of The Fifth Servant, Lou Berney author of Gunshot Straight, and John Burley, author of The Absence of Mercy.

Here's Deborah Crombie giving away and signing copies of Broken Glass.

Here's a photo from the forensics panel featuring Jan Burke, DP Lyle, George Fong, Aaron Elkins and Robin Burcell. Jan Burke moderated this panel made up of forensics and police experts. 

Ann Cleeves

Jacqueline Winspear

You can read yesterday's recap here. We'll have more tomorrow and Sunday...

Monterey is a beautiful place to have a conference.


  1. What fun - and how exciting to meet all these authors. I really need to go to one of these conferences some day.

  2. Great coverage of ALL the days, Deb! Envy you for going!

    1. Thank you Clare. It was great fun. Can't wait to see you at Bouchercon.

  3. I wish I was there, but reading your updates helps. Thanks. I love Deborah Crombie.

  4. Looks like so much fun! Sorry I couldn't be there.