This event is presented as part of the 2023 Mystery Writers Conference and is free for conference attendees. Learn more about attending the conference yourself here.
Join renowned and best-selling writer John Lescroart, author of more than twenty mystery novels, for an in-depth discussion of writing craft and sources of inspiration. He will be joined in conversation by Tim Maleeny, prolific mystery writer and Co-Chair of the annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference.
John Lescroart is the author of thirty novels (his latest, The Missing Piece, was published by Atria in March of 2022), nineteen of which have been New York Times Bestsellers. Libraries Unlimited has named John among “The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors.” With sales of over twelve million copies, his books have been translated into twenty-two languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies. His short story “The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra” was selected for the 1998 edition of Houghton Mifflin’s The Best American Mystery Stories, edited by Sue Grafton. Additionally, his short story “Dunkirk” appeared in the 2015 Anthony and Silver Falchion Award winning anthology, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes.
Tim Maleeny is author of the award-winning Cape Weathers series of mysteries and the bestselling comedic thriller JUMP, which The Boston Globe called “hilarious” and Publishers Weekly described as “a perfectly blended cocktail of escapism.” His short fiction appears in several major anthologies and has won the prestigious Macavity Award for best story of the year. Booklist says, “The Cape Weathers mysteries are smart, snappily written, energetic mysteries starring an engaging hero.”
John Lescroart photo courtesy of the author. Tim Maleeny photo courtesy of the author.