New York - Scene of the Crime!
The City that never sleeps! The Rotten Apple! What better place to set your crime novel. How can you use Gotham as a character to make your story sellable? How can you avoid getting stuck in the subway tunnel of cliche? Our panel of acclaimed mystery authors will discuss New Yawk City as a setting for crime fiction, from the 19th century to the present-day. Panelists include: Lyndsay Faye, Stefanie Pintoff, and Radha Vatsal. The panel will be moderated by Linda Landrigan, editor-in-chief of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
6 p.m. Refreshments
6:30 p.m. Presentation
Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books: Dust and Shadow, The Gods of Gotham, nominated for an Edgar for Best Novel; Seven for a Secret; The Fatal Flame; and Jane Steele.
Stefanie Pintoff’s first novel, In the Shadow of Gotham, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 2009 and earned nominations for the Anthony, Macavity, and Agatha awards. In the Shadow of Gotham introduced turn-of-the-century New York Police Detective Simon Ziele, who appeared again in A Curtain Falls (2010) and Secret of the White Rose (2011). Stefanie launched the Eve Rossi series of thrillers in 2015 with Hostage Taker, a Barry Award nominee for Best Thriller. The second Eve Rossi novel, City on Edge, was published in November 2016.
Radha Vatsal is the author of A Front Page Affair (2016) and Murder Between the Lines (May 2017), the first two novels in the Kitty Weeks mystery series set in World War I-era New York. Her fascination with the 1910s began when she studied women filmmakers and action-film heroines of silent cinema at Duke University, where she earned her PhD from the English Department. She was born in India and lives in New York City.