Today, MysteryPeople celebrates its fifth anniversary with a panel discussion, party, and the official unveiling of the MysteryPeople Top 100 Crime and Suspense novels. Meg Gardiner, Jesse Sublett, Janice Hamrick, Mark Pryor, and reviewer and radio host Hopeton Hay join bookseller Molly Odintz and Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery for a discussion of “Our Life in Crime.” Come by the store at 3 PM for the discussion and stay for the party afterwards!
Aside from the cake and champagne, we’re looking forward to two things in particular at our 5th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday on the 7th: the unveiling of our MysteryPeople Top 100 Crime and Suspense Novels, and panel discussion “Our Life In Crime” with local authors, critics, and booksellers. Both Hopeton Hay and Mark Pryor contributed lists of their top mysteries, and they will both be participating in our panel. Their lists serve as a preview to our Saturday panel discussion, which we hope all you Austin mystery readers can attend.who will also be at the panel.
Hopeton Hay’s Top 20 Mysteries
Hopeton Hay is the host of Austin’s KAZI FM’s Book Review, aired Sundays at 12:30PM. It’s a gig that puts him in tune with some of today’s best authors. His list (in alphabetical order) is a great look at current crime fiction, and probably an excellent predictor of which of today’s books will become the classics of our time.
Jeff Abbott has found success in several of the mystery & suspense subgenres. Whether whodunnits, everyman thrillers like Panic, or his action spy series featuring Sam Capra, Abbott navigates through the genre fluidly to provide thrills, kills and chills. It’s no surprise that his list was one that showed the range of the genre.