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Killer Nashville: A Conference for Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Writers & Literature Lovers 

When: Aug. 23-26 2012
Starting Thursday, several hundred mystery lovers will converge on Nashville’s Hutton Hotel, where they’ll find out whether it’s better to publish (puts on sunglasses) … or perish. YEAAAAAHHHH!!!! Music City’s seventh convention for murder mavens features one of its strongest lineups yet, boasting a best-selling roster that includes Peter Straub (Ghost Story), C.J. Box (Force of Nature), Jeffery Deaver (XO), and veteran screenwriter-director Heywood Gould (whose credits include the first-rate William Devane revenge thriller Rolling Thunder — oh, and Cocktail). The weekend won’t all be signings, agent-editor Q&As and panel discussions, however: There’ll also be a banquet, a bingo game, even a wine tasting. Count on plenty of (puts on sunglasses) … red. YEAAAAAHHHH!!!! Local guests include Edgar-winning novelist Steven Womack and MNPD cold-case Detective Pat Postiglione, who’s overseen some of the city’s highest-profile cases. Admission to Saturday’s 7 p.m. guests of honor dinner is $85 and includes a keynote address by Deaver, who co-wrote and produced in Nashville the musical project that accompanies his latest novel. It just might hit the charts (puts on sunglasses) … with a bullet. YEAAAAAHHHH!!!! Unlimited day passes start at $108. For more information, see — or you just might (puts on sunglasses) … CORRECTED 8/23: Deaver will not be performing music.
— Jim Ridley


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