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Marcia Talley (born April 12, 1943) is an American mystery novelist, author of the Hannah Ives mystery series, two collaborative novels, and numerous short stories. A former librarian, she took early retirement in 2000 to write full-time.
Marcia was born April 12, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of COL Thomas Chester Dutton, a career U.S. Marine Corps officer, and Lois Elizabeth Tuckerman Dutton, a registered nurse. On September 5, 1964 she married John Barry Talley. Talley has two daughters, Laura Geyer and Sarah Glass.
Talley studied French at Oberlin College and obtained her B.A. 1965. She was a librarian at Bryn Mawr School from 1968-1971. She then worked as a cataloguer at St. John's College in Annapolis. She received a master's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1981. Later, Talley later worked for TeleSec Library Services, the American Bankers Association, the U.S. General Accounting Office and the U.S. Naval Academy Library.
Talley is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Authors Guild and the Crime Writers Association (UK). From 2009-2010 she served as national president of Sisters in Crime, Inc.
Susan Elizabeth George is an American writer of mystery novels set in Great Britain.
Barbara Louise Mertz was an American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. In 1952, she received a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. While she was best known for her mystery and suspense novels, in the 1960s she authored two books on ancient Egypt, both of which have remained in print ever since.
Susan Wittig Albert, also known by the pen names Robin Paige and Carolyn Keene, is an American mystery writer from Vermilion County, Illinois, United States.
The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher (1911–1968), one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America. Among the most prestigious awards in the world of mystery writers, the Anthony Awards have helped boost the careers of many recipients.
Diane Mott Davidson is an American author of mystery novels that use the theme of food, an idea she got from Robert B. Parker. Several recipes are included in each book, and each novel title is a play on a food or drink word.
Aaron Elkins is an American mystery writer. He is best known for his series of novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver—the 'skeleton detective'.
Julie Smith is an American mystery writer, the author of nineteen novels and several short stories. She received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best Novel for her sixth book, New Orleans Mourning (1990).
Margaret Maron is an American writer, the author of award-winning mystery novels.
The Macavity Awards are a literary award for mystery writers. Nominated and voted upon annually by the members of the Mystery Readers International, the award is named for the "mystery cat" of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The award is given in four categories—best novel, best first novel, best nonfiction, and best short story. In recent years a new award, the Sue Feder Historical Mystery, has been given in conjunction with the Macavity Awards.
Nancy Pickard is a US crime novelist. She has won five Macavity Awards, four Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, and a Shamus Award. She is the only author to win all four awards. She also served on the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America. She received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and began writing when she was 35 years old.
Hank Phillippi Ryan is an American investigative reporter for Channel 7 News on WHDH-TV, a local television station in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also an author of mystery novels.
Leslie S. Klinger is an American attorney and writer. He is a noted literary editor and annotator of classic genre fiction, including the Sherlock Holmes stories and the novels Dracula and Frankenstein as well as Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comics, Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen graphic novel, the stories of H. P. Lovecraft, and Neil Gaiman's American Gods.
Virginia Rudd Lanier was an American mystery fiction writer, author of a series featuring bloodhound trainer Jo Beth Sidden.
Jane K. Cleland is a contemporary American author of mystery fiction. She is the author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries, a traditional mystery series set in New Hampshire and featuring antiques appraiser Josie Prescott, as well as books and articles about the craft of writing. In addition, Cleland runs seminars and workshops on various fiction writing and business communications topics. She also delivers keynote speeches. Cleland has been nominated for and has won numerous awards for her writing.
Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986. This page details Bouchercon XXXIV and the 18th Anthony Awards ceremony.
Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986. This page details Bouchercon XXXVII and the 21st Anthony Awards ceremony.
Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986. This page details Bouchercon XLI and the 25th Anthony Awards ceremony.
Sharan Newman is an American historian and writer of historical novels. She won the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery in 1994.
Art Taylor is an American short story writer and book critic. His short fiction won an Edgar Award in 2019; an Anthony Award in 2015; Agatha Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2017; Macavity Awards in 2014 and 2017; and three Derringer Awards: for Best Novelette in 2011 and for Best Long Story in 2012 and 2013. He is the author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories (2015), which won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel in 2016. He edited Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, which won the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection in 2016. In addition to writing fiction, he also reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post, and contributes to Mystery Scene magazine.
Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986. This page details Bouchercon XLIV and the 2013 Anthony Awards ceremony.