Maven M.K. Graff to Speak at Cohoes Public Library on June 11

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The Cohoes Public Library invites you to a presentation by popular mystery author, M.K. Graff, at 6 pm on June 11 at the library. Mrs. Graff will speak about her newest book, “The Scarlet Wench,” third and most recent book in the Nora Tierney adventures.

M. K. Graff has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. A retired nurse, Graff’s background includes working on scripts for television and motion pictures and as an on set consultant for medical scenes. She has conducted interviews and has written feature articles for Mystery Review magazine before studying literature at Oxford University, which inspired the setting for “The Blue Virgin,” winner of first prize in the Mystery and Mayhem Award for British Cozy in the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions. A love of the beautiful Lake District of England inspired the backdrop for M.K.’s novel, “The Green Remains.” Her newest book, “The Scarlet Wench,” is a continuation of Nora Tierney’s adventures. Ms. Graff has taught creative writing and memoir writing and leads the North Carolina Writers Read workshop for adults and young authors. A member of Sisters in Crime, Graff s creative nonfiction was most recently published in Southern Women’s Review. M.K. Graff’s blog can be found here.

Mavens of Mayhem Author Appearances

Two Sisters In Crime – Mavens of Mayhem authors will be making appearances across New York state in the next few weeks.

jgdOn Saturday August 29, Joel Gomez-Dossi will be reading from Deadly Cult at the longest running LBGT book fair in the country, The Rainbow Book Fair, in New York City. Noon–6pm at the Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th Street, NYC 10019.



frankie_bailey_27112_0On April 9 at 10:30 am, Frankie Bailey will be coming to the Cohoes Public Library. Frankie is a Professor of Criminal Justice at SUNYA, a published author of both fiction (Lizzie Stuart series and the new Red Queen Dies) and nonfiction (Wicked Albany; Crimes and Trials of the Century and many others ). This is free, and open to everyone.

Murder Comes to Albany


Murder Comes to Albany:  Bouchercon, the world’s largest mystery convention, is coming to Albany in September. On Saturday, May 18th, the Mavens of Mayhem, the local chapter of Sisters in Crime (the international organization offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors), will host a program about the history of Bouchercon and will give a preview of the authors and activities for this year’s convention. The meeting is at 10:30 am at the Cohoes Public Library.

After the meeting, the chapter will hold a mystery/crime book swap.Here’s a chance to do some spring cleaning!  Bring as many books as you’d like and take as many books as you want. Books not taken will be donated to the Cohoes Library. The meeting is free and open to the public.

*Please note the change in meeting location for this month’s meeting.