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Crime Wave Participants

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Ellery Adams

(Moderator)
Peach Pies and Alibis
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Ellery Adams, author of Peach Pies and Alibis and multiple other mystery series, loves food, animals, and books. She writes full time from her home in Richmond, Virginia.

Genre:Crime Wave

Lorna Barrett

Murder On The Half Shelf
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Lorna Barrett, author of Murder On The Half Shelf, is a New York Times best-selling and Agatha-nominated author. She also writes mysteries under the names Lorraine Bartlett and L.L. Bartlett.

Genre:Crime Wave

Claude Berube

The Aden Effect
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Claude Berube, author of The Aden Effect, teaches at the U.S. Naval Academy and has worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence and two U.S. Senators. He is the coauthor of three non-fiction books.

Genre:Crime Wave

C. J. Box

Breaking Point
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C. J. Box, author of Breaking Point, is the New York Times best-selling author of 16 novels, including 13 in the Joe Pickett series. A Wyoming native, he has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, newspaper reporter, and editor.

Genre:Crime Wave

Rita Mae Brown

Animal Magnetism
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Rita Mae Brown is the best-selling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown mystery series, the Sister Jane series, two new canine mystery novels, Rubyfruit Jungle, making a total of more than books. She also is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet.

Genre:Crime Wave

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Mollie Cox Bryan

Scrapped: A Cumberland Creek Mystery
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Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of Scrapped: A Cumberland Creek Mystery, following Scrapbook of Secrets. She is also the author of Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley.

Genre:Crime Wave

Mary Burton

The Seventh Victim
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Mary Burton is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of suspense novels including Senseless and The Seventh Victim. She is a Virginia native, and a graduate of both the Citizens Police Academy and the FBI Citizen's Academy.

Genre:Crime Wave

Meredith Cole

(Moderator)
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Meredith Cole won the St. Martin's Press/Malice Domestic Best First Mystery competition, and her novel Posed for Murder was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel. She teaches writing at UVA and WriterHouse.

Genre:Crime Wave

E.J. Copperman

Chance of a Ghost
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E.J. Copperman, author of Chance of a Ghost and three other titles in the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series, is a New Jersey-based author of funny mysteries. Under the name Jeffrey Cohen, E.J. also writes the Double Feature Mystery series.

Genre:Crime Wave

Guy Cote

Long Live the King: Book One of the Charlemagne Saga
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Guy Cote, author of Long Live the King: Book One of the Charlemagne Saga, is also the author of six screenplays, one of which is in development to become a major motion picture. Guy resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Genres:Fiction, Crime Wave

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Ellen Crosby

(Moderator)
The Sauvignon Secret
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Ellen Crosby's new mystery, Multiple Exposure, featuring photojournalist Sophie Medina, will be out in August. She is the author of the Virginia wine country mysteries. Previously she was Moscow correspondent for ABC News Radio and an economist at the U.S. Senate.

Genre:Crime Wave

George Davis

The Melting Points
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George Davis, author of The Melting Points, is working on a TV series based on his work, Branches: From “We Shall Overcome” to “Yes We Can”. He was a journalist with the Washington Post and New York Times.

Genre:Crime Wave

Michael Dirda

On Conan Doyle
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Michael Dirda, author of the 2012 Edgar Award-winning On Conan Doyle, is a book columnist for the Washington Post and a regular reviewer and essayist for several magazines and quarterlies. Dirda received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

Genres:Non-Fiction, Crime Wave

Ed Falco

The Family Corleone
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Ed Falco, author of The Family Corleone, has been published in journals, including the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, and TriQuarterly, collected in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and several anthologies. Ed was also an early innovator in digital writing.

Genre:Crime Wave

Roger Hobbs

Ghostman
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Roger Hobbs, author of Ghostman, lives in Portland, Oregon, having graduated from Reed College in 2011 after majoring in English and studying ancient languages, film noir, and literary theory (and also writing this novel).

Genre:Crime Wave

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L. P. Hoffman

Shadow of the Piper
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L. P. Hoffman, author of Shadow of the Piper, has experienced the dark side of Caribbean culture, survived war in the Middle East, traveled the world, and moved among Washington insiders. She writes culturally relevant stories born of experience.

Genre:Crime Wave