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Saturday, May 29, 2010
Someone once said, "A real friend will help you move." In my mystery writer circles they say, "A real friend will help you move the body." I love to go to mystery conferences where the panels teach us how to identify the time of death, look for clues, track down leads, and learn about poisons and weapons. Magna cum Murder takes place every year on Halloween weekend in Muncie, IN. They decorate the banquet tables with skulls and cobwebs. The servers wear fangs. It's fun to meet the people who read and write mysteries. All four of my books are mysteries. The most recent is a fantasy/mystery, The Secret of Bailey's Chase. I can't imagine reading or writing a book that didn't have a mystery in it. Harriet the Spy is a great book for middle-grade readers as is Among the Hidden, The Giver, Belle Prater's Boy, and Snowbound. The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fun for the tween crowd and everyone loves Hank the Cowdog. If you need a good book, get to the library and check out some of these for summer reading. Don't forget Crispin by Avi!