I’m in Boston, where the New England Crime Bake is just starting. The hotel conference center is hopping. The first panel sessions are gearing up.
Here’s how I kicked off the conference, where I am this year’s Guest of Honor: by standing outside one of the panel rooms and announcing to people passing in the hall, “I need someone of sound mind to witness something.”
When I turned around, I saw that I was standing in front of the sign for the panel that was about to start: “Great Sex Scenes.”