As I get ready for Bouchercon (the World Mystery Convention) that will take place in Indianapolis this week, I thought a short list of Mysteries Set during Conventions would be appros pro. Hoping nothing like the events that happen is these books will take place in Indianapolis.
We'll Always Have Parrots by Donna Andrews
Murder at the ABA by Isaac Asimov
Bell, Book and Scandal by Jill Churchill
The James Deans by Reed Farrell Coleman
Kill Your Darlings by Max Allan Collins
The Maltese Manuscript by Joanne Dobson
The Anglo-Irish Murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Beaned in Boston: Murder at a Finance Convention by Gail. E. Farrelly
Don't Blame the Snake by Tony Fennelly
Crewel Yule by Monica Ferris
Bury the Bishop by Kate Gallison
Mr. Monk in Outer Space by Lee Goldberg
The Christie Caper by Carolyn G. Hart
Living Proof by John Harvey
A Conventional Corpse by Joan Hess
Murder at the MLA by DJH Jones
Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? by Sharon Kahn
Masquerade by William X. Kienzle
Emily Dickinson is Dead by Jane Langton
Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet
Killer Market by Margaret Maron
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
The Edith Wharton Murders by Lev Raphael
Kingdom of Lies by Lee Wood
SS: "Murder at Sleuthfest" by Barb Goffman in Chesapeake Crimes II.
One of my favorite movies (not a mystery) set during a convention is Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen and Tony Shalhoub. This takes place during a Fan Convention for a TV Show, Galaxy Quest. Incredibly funny.
My list is incomplete, I'm sure, and I welcome additions (and deletions)!
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