Seven suspense authors from across the country will gather in St. Louis Wednesday (Sept. 14) for “Suspense Night” at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the St. Louis County Library Foundation.
The evening is in partnership with the 2011 Bouchercon Convention slated for Sept. 15-18 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. Bouchercon is an annual national convention of mystery writers and readers. The St. Louis County Library is the Bouchercon 2011 non-profit partner.
Copies of the authors’ books will be for sale at the event from Puddn’Head Books. A panel discussion and book signing will follow the program.
Suspense Night 2011 features:
Megan Abbott, Edgar-winning author of the novels “Die a Little,” “The Song Is You,” “Queenpin,” “Bury Me Deep,” and “The End of Everything.”
Reed Farrel Coleman has been awarded the Shamus Award for Best Detective Novel three times. His latest book is “Innocent Monsters,” the sixth installment in the Moe Prager detective series.
S.J. Rozan, author of many critically acclaimed novels. Her latest novel, “Ghost Hero,” is the eleventh in the series featuring Chinese-American detective Lydia Chin.
Peter Spiegelman, author of “Black Maps,” which won the 2004 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, “Death’s Little Helpers,” “Red Cat,” and “Thick as Thieves.”
Steve Hamilton, only the second author to win Edgars for Best First Novel and Best Novel. His books include “A Cold Day in Paradise” and “Misery Bay.”
Lisa Lutz, author of the New York Times bestselling “Spellman Files” series. She is most recently the author of “Heads You Lose,” written with David Hayward.
Christa Faust, a successful horror and crime writer. Her most recent novel “Money Shot” won the Crimespree Award.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.