Ashland Mystery Readers Group

2005 Season

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Detecting on Your Own
7p Thursday Jan 13, 2005, Ashland Public Library
Enhance your detecting skills in a session led by expert researcher Amy Blossom, librarian at the Ashland Public Library; there's more there than you know !

Ann Livesay Sutton
7p Thursday Feb 10, 2005, Ashland Public Library
Sutton puts her extensive experience in US and foreign national parks and preserves into her mystery series featuring International Investigator Barry Ross

Dean Ing
7p Thursday Mar 10, 2005, Ashland Public Library
Hugely successful writer Dean Ing talks about his science fiction, suspense and technothrillers; also his personal friendships and professional collaborations with Larry Niven and Mack Reynolds
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April Henry
7p Thursday Apr 14, 2005, Ashland Public Library
Come celebrate April Henry's visit and her birthday with cake and tea ...
Henry's cozies feature Claire Montrose and her clever license plate puzzles
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Stephanie Kane Writing Workshops
7:00p Wednesday April 27, 2005 BARNES AND NOBLE
7:30p Thursday April 28, 2005 BLOOMSBURY BOOKS
Kane is touring Seeds of Doubt, published 2004 by Simon and Schuster
Jackie Flowers is the protag -- a lawyer with dyslexia. Great writing that inspires.

Lorena McCourtney
7p Thursday May 12, 2005, Ashland Public Library
Ivy Malone is a LOL (little old lady) whose curiosity gene gets her into some pretty unusual situations; luckily Ivy's stalwart faith and quick wits save the day!
McCourtney also writes the Julesburg series, set on the stunning Oregon coast.

Charlaine Harris
12noon Sunday May 15, 2005, OregonBooks GRANTS PASS
Author of the Aurora Teagarden library mysteries, the Lily Bard mysteries set in Shakespeare, Arkansas and my particular favorite -- her lite woo woo series featuring Sookie Stackhouse,
a telepath who works in a bar owned by a were and who gets into scrapes usually caused
by her on again, off again vamp lover.

Meg Chittenden,
7p Thursday Jun 9, 2005, Ashland Public Library
You'll love Meg's romantic suspense fiction published by Berkeley and Kensington.
And if romance is where your heart is, she's written plenty of these just for you!
Meg's latest mystery is Snap Shot, set in Port Findlay, Washington, published 2004
news release | flyer | cover | author's website

Researching Postwar Seattle: Merging Fact and Fiction into Mystery
Curt Colbert, 7p Thursday Jul 14, 2005, Ashland Public Library
3-5p Saturday Jul 16, 2005, Barnes and Noble, Medford
WWII veteran Jake Rossiter and his snappy sidekick Miss Jenkins mobigate about
Seattle to fight corruption and seek out justice, honor and honesty.
Check out Rat City (2001), Sayonoraville (2003), and Queer Street (2004)
news release | flyer | covers  | author's website

Kit Sloane, 7p Thursday Aug 11, 2005, Ashland Public Library
3-5p Saturday Aug 13, 2005 Barnes and Noble Medford
Elements of Suspense: From Humor to Fear
Sloane signs her latest Margot O'Banion mystery, Extreme Cuisine.
Her works which feature upscale restaurants, wine growers, film and Shakespeare,
fit the Rogue Valley scene perfectly.

news release | flyer | covers  | author's website

J.A. Jance, 6:30p SATURDAY Sept 10, 2005, Bloomsbury Books

Libby Fischer Hellmann, 2p SUNDAY Sept 11, 2005 Barnes and Noble in Medford
7p MONDAY Sept 12, 2005, Ashland Public Library
The Implicit Contract Between Readers and Writers
Hellmann, President of Sisters in Crime, is on tour with her 4th mystery-thriller, A Shot to Die For from Poisoned Pen Press and Berkeley Prime Crime, featuring amateur sleuth,
video producer and single mom -- Ellie Foreman.
news release | flyer | covers | author's website | A Reading from A Shot to Die For on YouTube

Alan Siporin, 7p Thursday Oct 13, 2005, Ashland Public Library
Siporin is an award winning investigative reporter whose book, Fire's Edge (2002)
is a riveting novel of suspense and courage, where people, good and bad,
are tested by hate in Oregon's skinhead underworld  
news release
| flyer | cover | author's website

Shirley Tallman, 7p Thursday Nov 10, 2005, Ashland Public Library
Signing Murder on Nob Hill (2004) and Murder on Russian Hill (2005)
Challenging convention, Sarah Woolson is determined to be a lawyer in 1880 San Francisco,
Nob Hill is also available from Blackstone Audiobooks
news release
| flyer | cover | author's website | Shirley Tallman on YouTube

Investigating Identity Theft and White Collar Crime
Sergeant Brett Johnson, Medford Police, Financial Crimes Unit with
Jim Teece, President of ProjectA, Ashland, OR
 7p Thursday Dec 8, 2005, Ashland Public Library

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Sponsored in 2005 by the
Friends of the Ashland Public Library, Bloomsbury Books, the Ashland Mystery Readers Group and Keller Williams Realty of Southern Oregon.

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last updated 1/07/06