Maven Jenny Milchman will at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid. Milchman to sign copies of her newest novel, Ruin Falls, on Sunday, August 31st from 3 to 5 PM. For more information, please call 518-523-2950 or click here.
On Saturday, August 16 at 10:30am, Catherine Crohan will talk about The History of Women Detectives in Fiction: The Early Years Through the 1960’s. There have been women detectives in fiction almost as long as the detective story has flourished. This talk looks at both amateur detectives and professionals. Interestingly, there were professional women detectives in fiction long before they existed in reality. Among the detectives to be discussed are Loveday Brooke (Catherine Louisa Pirkis), Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (Baroness Orczy), Dorcas Dene (George R. Sims), Miss Marple (Agatha Christie), Miss Climpson (Dorothy Sayers), and Susan Dare (Mignon C. Eberhart). Of note are the major contributions of author Anna Katharine Green.
Crohan is a librarian at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She has spoken on topics related to the history of detective fiction to public library and other groups throughout New York’s Capital District. Her specialty is the history of women detectives in fiction.
Geri Manchester just joined the ranks of the Mavens of Mayhem. She is a local writer who has had significant experience in many forms of publication. She is a former newspaper writer, advertising copy writer, and bureau chief. During her career she has been the PR director of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE. as well as a computer network administrator. She has published many articles and short stories and is currently working on new material. She has already volunteered her many talents as a member of the Mavens publicity committee.Welcome Geri!
Mavens member Frankie Y. Bailey will be on the Season Finale of the United Stuff of America, airing on Saturday July 25, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.on H2, The History Channel’s sister station. The episode is entitled “Most Shocking Crimes.” According to the network, the secret accomplices in America’s most shocking crimes are everyday objects you’d never expect, from the handmade ladder that made tragic headlines to the clip-on tie that’s the last witness to the DB Cooper mystery heist. Be sure to tune in to find out what secret accomplices Frankie reveals!
Susan Sundwall’s second Minnie Markwood Mystery, The Superbar Incident, will be launched on Saturday, August 9, at the Kinderhook Elks, Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY, from 10 am to 2 pm. Susan will be signing books at the launch.
Maven: an ardent enthusiast
Mayhem: a needless or willful damage or violence
Mavens of Mayhem: The Upper Hudson branch of Sisters In Crime, experienced in the willful celebration of all things Mysteries.
We’re honoring our founding Fans (Angie, Jeanette, and Luanne) with a potluck picnic at the Saturday, July 19 meeting of The Mavens of Mayhem at the Bethlehem Public Library (451 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY). The meeting starts at 10:30am. The picnic and celebration commences at 11:00am.