Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Friday, January 30, 2015

Our Next Meetings

Instead of our regular 2nd Saturday meeting this February, we'll be attending one of the finest book festivals in the country, the Savannah Book Festival. Please look for us in and around Telfair and Wright Squares all day Saturday, February 14th, where we'll be enjoying books and writers and the beautiful Savannah downtown.

Please join us in March 14th for our regularly scheduled meeting from 10-12 noon at the Southwest Chatham Public Library (near Target at Savannah Mall).

Friday, January 23, 2015

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

In spirit, of course, but nonetheless fully present in his poems and stories.

The Low Country Sisters in Crime celebrated Edgar Allan Poe's birthday with mysterious readings at The Book Lady bookstore in downtown Savannah. Sharing their own work --  as well as the work of Mr. Poe -- were Tina Whittle, Jim Jackson, Maggie Toussaint, Donna Kortes, and 

We even some Martel's cognac on premises, for those who wanted to toast Baltimore's dark genius in authentic style.

And a wolf hat. Because . . . wolf hat.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Georgia Author of the Year Nomination Time

The Georgia Author of the Year awards are coming up, and this year, there's a category specifically for Mystery Fiction!

Books written by an author residing in Georgia and published within the 2014 calendar year (January 1 to December 31) are eligible for nomination. Traditionally published or self-published books are eligible, as are electronically published books on a major platform (Kindle, Nook, or iPad). The nomination fee is $60.

For more information, visit the Georgia Writers Association's GAYA website — — and click on Nominations. There you can find the guidelines for the nomination process (which includes creating an account) as well as the link to the nomination form.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday at The Book Lady!

When: Saturday, January 17th

Where: The Book Lady Bookstore

Time: 7:00 PM

It's gonna be a dark and stormy night!

Well, maybe not stormy, but once we dip into the mysterious pages of Edgar Allan Poe (and others), it's certain to be dark.

Join us as we celebrate Mr. Poe's birthday -- we're sure he would approve of our bookish location, full of "quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore."

Bring a reading from a work that has inspired and/or spooked you or read from your own mysterious work. There will be drinks and nibbles, mingles and shivers aplenty. We hope you'll join us!