New England Crime Bake, November 8-10, 2019

Crime Bake is sold out. Register to join the wait list.


Dates: November 8-10, 2019

Crime Bake is the premier conference for crime-fiction writers and readers in New England. Offering numerous opportunities to meet and network with agents, editors, and authors in a small, friendly environment, Crime Bake is a must-attend for mystery fans and writers. To add yourself to our email list, go to:

Promote Your Books, Yourself, & MWA-NE at the Boston Book Festival

Saturday, Oct. 19th 10 am to 5 pm in Copley Plaza, Boston


Sunday, Oct. 20th 12 pm to 5 pm at the Bolling Municipal Building, Roxbury

Sign up now for the MWA-NE exhibitor booth at the Boston Book Festival! Greet visitors, sell your books, promote your author events, and answer questions about Mystery Writers of America-New England. Hand out brochures, pens, really good candy, and free children’s mystery books!

Experience all the energy and excitement of the Boston Book Festival, including the MWA-NE author panel on “Death Among Friends” at 1:45 pm in the Exhibition Room of the Boston Public Library. See more information on the BBF, including the full schedule to be posted soon, here.


Reserve your MWA-NE time slot HERE.


Heist! Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum, September 12, 2018

Heist!  The Isabella Gardner Stewart museum – Stephen Kurkjian
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

It’s regarded as the largest art theft in world history – the theft of more than a half billion dollars in art pieces including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Manet, stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. And more than 28 years later the crime remains unsolved, no one has ever been arrested, and not a single piece recovered, despite the museum’s offer of a $10 million reward and the pledge by federal officials not to prosecute anyone who returns the art voluntarily. Stephen Kurkjian, who was The Boston Globe‘s principal reporter on the case for a decade before his retirement in 2008, will talk about the case and his 2015 non-fiction book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off The World’s Greatest Art Heist, which has been praised as the most-authoritative account of the case. Kurkjian has been working with WBUR on the podcast on the case, LAST SEEN, which will air in mid-September.