I’ve been getting a lot questions about Magna Cum Murder, the wonderful mystery conference in Indianapolis next fall at which I’ll be a guest of honor. Because it’s both intimate and vibrant, this conference is a perennial and special favorite of mine. Kathryn Kennison, the lovely moving force behind everything, has been staging this gathering for twenty years, attracting top authors from around the world. I’ve been on panels with Michael Connelly, Charlaine Harris, Anne Perry, Val McDermid, and Tess Gerritsen, to name just a few. And Indianapolis is a lovely city, with a lot to offer new visitors. I guess what I’m saying is that if you’ve never been to Magna Cum Murder, I really think this is the year you ought to give it a try. I’d recommend registering soon, because the conference hotel, which is the Columbia Club, always fills quickly. It would be great to see you there this October!