Mystery Writers Panel: Hallie Ephron, Archer Mayor, Hank Phillippi Ryan
November 8, 2012
Hallie Ephron is a writer, book reviewer, and writing teacher. Her previous novel, Never Tell a Lie, was nominated for multiple awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and won the David Award for Best Mystery Novel of 2010. Hallie is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe where her "On Crime" column of crime action book reviews appears each month in the Sunday Ideas section. She grew up in Los Angeles, the third of four writing Ephron sisters whose parents were screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron. Hallie credits genes with giving her courage to ?nally get started writing ?ction.
Archer Mayor's critically-acclaimed series of police novels features Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont, police department. The books, which have been appearing about once a year since 1988, have been published in five languages (if you count British) and routinely gather high praise from such sources as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The New Yorker. Whereas many writers base their books on only interviews and scholarly research, Mayor's novels are based on actual experience in the field. The result adds a depth, detail, and veracity to his characters and their tribulations that has led the New York Times to call him "the boss man on procedures." His 23rd Joe Gunther mystery, Paradise City, was just published.
Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, Hank Phillippi Ryan's The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series. A former US Senate staffer and political campaign aide, Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, and has won 27 Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards. A bestselling author of four mystery novels, Ryan has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She is on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.