Right after Malice Domestic, one of the biggest mystery fan conventions (especially for people who enjoy things a little less hard-boiled), there’s something called The Festival of Mystery in Oakmont. PA. Authors often carpool from one event to the next. Last year, the 13th edition of the event featured 41 writers and more than 350 readers.
This article features a ton of authors I know pretty well, including Marica Talley, Rhys Bowen, and Elaine Viets.