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Bouchercon postscript

Postman Journal

Bouchercon is about Mystery fiction, and every convention has a book room where booksellers set up and offer all those fine, fine crime novels for sale. In Long Beach, as the convention wound up, I headed there to say goodbye to everybody. I was chatting with one of the stalwart regulars, Mystery Mike, when I spotted this journal among the books he had for sale.

A Postman Always Rings Twice journal. I started joking about what kind of entries such a journal should contain. “They threw me off the hay truck around noon.” “Damn, the old guy’s wife is hot.” “She wants me to kill him. I don’t know if it’s a good idea…”

And Mike handed the journal to me. Gratis. I plan to write all kinds of crazy plot and character sketches in it. I love it.

And if you’re looking for hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books, give Mystery Mike’s some love.

Me and Edgar, hangin’

Meg and Edgar

Here I am at Bouchercon 2014 with my BFF Edgar & his little buddy the Raven, who will just not shut up. NEVERMORE. Yeah, we get it.

Mr. Poe is wearing his happy face.

Hello from Bouchercon

Bcon LB

I’m in Long Beach attending Bouchercon, the “World Mystery Convention,” along with a couple of thousand others. I love this event. Where else would the convention program have such an awesome, twisted cover?

I’ll collect anecdotes, gossip, and blackmail material as the weekend progresses. More to follow.