The Festival of Mystery 2012
Sandra Parshall and Avery Aames (AKA Daryl Wood Gerber)
The goody table!
New Mystery Lovers owner Laurie, flanked by local author Mitchell Kaplan and the wonderful Hallie Ephron.
Mary Alice and fellow former Working Stiff, Joyce Tremel.
During the lull before the storm, Mitchell Kaplan chats with Kathryn Miller Haines.
Buff Rodman announces the doors are about to open...the Festival of Mystery equivalent to "Drivers, start your engines!"
Our local chapter of Sisters in Crime provided a cake to mark the occasion.
And the cake brought Mary Alice to tears.
Here are Mary Alice and Richard reigning over their Festival.
A group shot of our Sisters in Crime. That's me in the front blocking the banner.
Here's Colette Garmer carving the cake as only a crime fiction writer can.
The ladies of Pittsburgh Noir: Kathleen George, Heather Terrell, Nancy Martin, and Kathy Miller Haines.
And, finally, here I am with with my pal Hallie Ephron. I gave her and Sandy Parshall an unexpected scenic tour of downtown Pittsburgh on the way back to their hotel, but that's a story for another blog.