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Mignon Ballard

BOOK:Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed

PRESENTING:Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 - 1:30 p.m., Lexington B; Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12: 20 p.m., Richland A&B

www.mignonballard.com

Born close to Halloween, Mignon Ballard grew up sharing ghost stories with her sister and friends in the local cemetery. A native of Calhoun, Georgia, she earned a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, and is the author of seven ”Augusta Goodnight” mysteries and eight other novels, as well as the script and lyrics of Bandstand Tales, a musical history of Fort Mill, SC, where she lives with her husband, Gene. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Fiction Mystery Novel

Kathryn Wall

BOOK:The Mercy Oak

PRESENTING:Spooked!: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Lexington B; Murder & Mayhem: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Richland A&B

www.KathrynWall.com

Kathryn R. Wall wrote her first story at the age of six then took a few decades off. Born in Ohio, she now lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry where her Bay Tanner mystery series is set. She is a founder of the Island Writers’ Network and serves on the boards of SE Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

 

Her eighth mystery, The Mercy Oak, was released in May by St. Martin’s Press.

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CATEGORIES: Fiction Novel Mystery

T. Lynn Ocean

BOOK:Southern Poison

PRESENTING:Sandlapper Sleuths: Saturday, 2/28, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Lexington A; Who Dunnit?: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 - 4:00 p.m., Lexington B

www.tlynnocean.com

T. Lynn Ocean's newest novel, SOUTHERN POISON, is the second in the Jersey Barnes mystery series, following SOUTHERN FATALITY, which Publisher's Weekly praised, "…keeps readers entertained right up to the explosive ending." Next comes SOUTHERN PERIL, to be released summer 2009. Other books by Ocean include SWEET HOME CAROLINA and FOOL ME ONCE. T. Lynn is an outdoor enthusiast and jumps at any chance for a road trip in the name of research. Visit the author at www.tlynnocean.com.

 

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CATEGORIES: Fiction Novel Mystery

Fran Rizer

BOOK:Casket Case

PRESENTING:Sandlapper Sleuths: Saturday, 2/28, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Lexington A; Spooked!: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 - 1:30 p.m., Lexington B

http://www.franrizer.com/

Fran Rizer is author of the Callie Parrish Mysteries published by Berkley Prime Crime, a division of Penguin USA. The first, A Tisket, a Tasket, a Fancy Stolen Casket, was released in October, 2007; Hey Diddle, Diddle, the Corpse & the Fiddle, March, 2008; and third in the series, Casket Case, in October, 2008. A native South Carolinian, Ms. Rizer began the Callie Parrish series after her retirement from teaching in the public school system.

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CATEGORIES: Fiction Novel Mystery

Vicki Lane

BOOK:In a Dark Season

PRESENTING:Spooked!: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Lexington B

www.vickilanemysteries.com

Vicki Lane is the author of the critically acclaimed Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries from Bantam Dell -- Signs in the Blood, Art's Blood, Old Wounds, In A Dark Season (2008), as well as The Day of Small Things, a standalone coming in the summer of 2009. Vicki draws her inspiration from the past and present of rural North Carolina where she and her family have tended a mountainside farm since 1975. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Fiction Novel Mystery

Charles Todd

BOOK:A Matter of Justice

PRESENTING:Partners in Crime: Saturday, 2/28, 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Congaree A&B

www.charlestodd.com

Charles Todd is the mother-son writing team behind the critically acclaimed Inspector Ian Rutledge series. Set in England at the end of the Great War, these novels of psychological suspense follow Inspector Rutledge as he returns to Scotland Yard not fully recovered from four years in the trenches. The latest title, A MATTER OF JUSTICE, debuts in January 2009, and 2008’s A PALE HORSE returns in trade paperback at the same time.

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Karen White

BOOK:The House on Tradd Street

PRESENTING:Book Club Picks: Saturday, 2/28, 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Richland C; Who Dunnit?: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 - 4:00 p.m., Lexington B

www.karen-white.com

Ms. White has published eight award-winning novels. Her most recent novel, The House on Tradd Street, was released in trade paperback by New American Library, a division of Penguin Publishing Group, in November 2008. When not writing, Karen spends her time reading, singing, playing the piano, carpooling children and avoiding cooking. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Fiction Novel Mystery brunching with authors: a moveable feast

Ronald M. Gauthier

BOOK:Crescent City Countdown

PRESENTING:Murder & Mayhem: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Richland A&B; What Writers are Reading: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Congaree A&B

www.jojopress.com

Ronald M. Gauthier was a library branch manager in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina forced him to relocate to Atlanta. He is the author of Hard Time on the Bayou, a prison novel based on his experiences working in corrections, Prey for Me: A New Orleans Mystery and its sequel, Crescent City Countdown, which is the only work of fiction depicting the slavery reparations issue as part of the storyline. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: African American Fiction Novel Mystery