A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
10/12/2017 Bouchercon commences today
October 12, 2017. Today is the start of Bouchercon, the international mystery convention. It is getting underway at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. Guests of honor include Louise Penny, Megan Abbott, Christopher Brookmyre, Chris Grabenstein, and Margaret Cannon. Toast masters will be Twist Phelan and Gary Phillips. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine will be honored. John Buchan, former governor general of Canada and inventor of the good-guy-chased-by-the bad-guys-AND-police subgenre with The Thirty-nine Steps, will be honored as ghost of honor.