By Hector Poole, Spinetingler Correspondent —
The New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America took over the KGB Bar in New York City March 18 to celebrate mystery and crime. Your man Hector was there. The event featured Scott Adlerberg (Spiders and Flies), Kimberly McCreight (Reconstructing Amelia, currently nominated for an Edgar® Award for Best First Novel), Anthony Rainone (pictured reading, with an appropriately attentive chapter president, Richie Narvaez), Alex Segura (Silent City), Jeff Somers (the upcoming We Are Not Good People), and Albert Tucher (The Same Mistake Twice).
The party was hosted by Deep Pockets Narvaez (Roachkiller and Other Stories).
MWA’s New York chapter launched the reading series last year to showcase its author members — whether they have a dozen books out or are yet to be published. A wide range of stories are read, making for a crime-ridden and fun series. The readings take place in the appropriately dimly lit and intriguing KGB Bar in the East Village.
The next reading is June 17. The MWA is a national organization for established and aspiring mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, and fans of the genre.