On Saturday, Mar. 29 at 8:00 a.m., the Orange County Chapter of Sisters in Crime will present “Ladies of Intrigue,” an event for readers of crime fiction. “Ladies of Intrigue” features international authors Rhys Bowen and Carolyn Hart as keynote speakers. A dozen other female mystery writers will participate on panels to discuss how they devise plots, killers, and sleuths.
Carolyn Hart, an accomplished master of mystery, has been given the honor of being one of the prestigious Grand Masters at the 2014 Edgar Awards. She is the author of 49 mysteries, and her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards. Hart was also one of ten mystery authors featured at the National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington D.C. in 2003 and again in 2007. Her three mystery series include her Death on Demand series featuring Annie Darling, the Bailey Ruth Raeburn series, and the Henry O series.
Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar, and has won seven, including both the Agatha and the Anthony. Her Royal Spyness mysteries are set in the 1930s and feature penniless minor royal Lady Georgiana. She is also the author of the Molly Murphy series, set in turn of the century New York, and the Constable Evans mysteries set in Wales.This is an opportunity to meet your favorite bestselling authors and find some new local favorites.
Registration is required. Tickets to the event are $60.00 for Sisters in Crime members, $70 for non-members. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The program will begin at 8:45 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.