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SLEUTHFEST 2012

This year, Sleuthfest was held in Orlando, breaking its long ties with Deerfield Beach, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. My advice: go back to Deerfield Beach. Orlando is a pretty dreadful place. Utterly lacking in any character or any indigenous local culture beyond the plastic Disney attractions, it’s a morass of freeway traffic and retail […]

SLEUTHFEST? MORE LIKE DENIALFEST.

Sleuthfest is over. I’m back home. But for three days, Deerfield Beach, Florida, was the center of the universe. The annual crime fiction writers conference, well-organized and sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, was held at the Hilton Hotel. All in all, it was a very positive experience for me. I made new friends, […]