A New Award for Midwestern Crime Fiction

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Sara Paretsky

On Saturday, during the first annual Murder and Mayhem crime fiction conference in Chicago, organizers presented Sara Paretsky with the very first Sara Paretsky Award, designed to honor great crime fiction from the Midwest. Paretsky, the author of more than 20 books, created the beloved crime protagonist V. I. Warshawski, a Chicago private investigator.

The one-day conference—a spinoff of the popular Murder and Mayhem Milwaukee organized by publicist Dana Kaye and mystery author Lori Rader-Day—featured a series of panels with authors, publishers, librarians, and booksellers.

 

 

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