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Best-selling authors featured in 'Who Done It?'

Best-selling authors Edna Buchanan, Carol Higgins Clark and Matthew Pearl will present “Who Done It? An Evening of Murder, Mayhem and Literature” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Hall Auditorium. This event is part of the Miami University Lecture Series.

Pulitzer Prize-winning crime reporter Edna Buchanan is the author of 14 books including the popular Britt Montero fiction series and the recently published Cold Case Squad series. Called the “Queen of Crime” by the L.A. Daily News, she spent 18 years on the police beat for the Miami Herald, earning the George Polk Award for Career Achievement in Journalism. The Miami, Fla., she creates in her novels comes alive through her experience covering more than 5,000 murders and spending time behind bars with two serial killers.

Writer and actress Carol Higgins Clark, daughter of America's number one best-selling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark, is author of seven Regan Reilly mysteries. Her first novel, Decked, was nominated for both an Agatha and an Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Clark apprenticed to her mother while she was a college student at Mount Holyoke in 1975, helping type and edit manuscripts. One reviewer describes her work this way: “Mary Higgins Clark goes for the jugular; Carol Higgins Clark goes for the funny bone.” The pair are co-authors of two holiday suspense novels, with a third, The Christmas Thief, to be released this month.

Matthew Pearl's debut novel The Dante Club was a New York Times Best Seller, a U.S. News & World Report Best Books of 2003 selection and was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of 2003's 25 Books to Remember. Pearl, who graduated from Harvard University in 1997, wrote the first draft of the book while attending Yale Law School, from which he received a J.D. in 2000. He was named one of 2003's Next Big Things by Details Magazine and was placed on Boston Magazine's Hot List. He is editor of the New Modern Library edition of Dante's Inferno and is working on a second 19th century thriller.

Free tickets will be available for the Miami community starting Friday, Nov. 12, at the Shriver Center box office. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

For more information, go to www.muohio.edu/lecture.

Date Published: 11/11/2004
Volume: 24   Number: 15

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