Cara BlackKathleen Waller
Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris – the Paris City Medal, awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture – and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris/Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime.
Ariel LawhonKathleen Waller
Ariel Lawhon is a critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction. She is the author of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress, Flight of Dreams, I Was Anastasia, and Code Name Hélène. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, Indie Next, Costco, Amazon Spotlight, and Book of the Month Club selections.
Leslie S. KlingerKathleen Waller
2018 Author, 2020 Moderator, 2021 Moderator
Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of crime writing. Klinger’s work has received numerous awards and nominations, including the Edgar® for Best Critical-Biographical Book in 2005 for The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories and the Edgar for Best Critical-Biographical Book in 2019 for Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, and he is the editor of the Library of Congress Crime Classics series, published by Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks, and the Library of Congress.