Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bouchercon and Nero Wolfe

Bouchercon. The world's largest mystery convention. Coming up October 15th in Indianapolis. Can't wait.
Why am I posting about Bouchercon when it is still months away? Because the organizers are working to make this the best ever and I hope you can go. This will be my 4th Bouchercon. Yes, it's enormous. Yes, you can get overwhelmed with the sheer number of authors and events and panels to choose from. And no, as an author, I'm not going to sell a ton of books. I'm that little fish in a big sea. And I don't mind one bit.

Right now, I'm excited because my book came in the mail. Everyone attending is reading the same mystery, a freebie from Bouchercon (did I mention the bag of books you'll go home with?). We are all reading Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout. I haven't read a Nero Wolfe mystery for eons.

Remember Nero Wolfe - enormous, quirky, a gourmand, loves beer, tends to his orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, seldom leaves his New York brownstone for any reason. And Archie Goodwin - the narrator who does Nero's legwork.
In 2000, Nero and company earned Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon.
So if you are wondering what to read next, try one. You have 73 to choose from.