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Magna cum Murder XXII
October 28-30, 2016
The Columbia Club - Indianapolis, Indiana

Why attend Magna? Let our readers and writers tell you why they come year after year!
"There are many elements that make Magna Cum Murder special, but if I had to pick just one, it would be how well  writers, aspirants, and readers interact
." – Jeffery Deaver

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  Magna XXII’s Guest of Honor, Maureen Jennings, is a Canadian writer best known as the author of the Detective Murdoch series, which has been turned into a television series, Murdoch Mysteries. Maureen says that stories of John Wilson Murray, a Victorian era detective who was appointed as Ontario's first government detective in 1875, "was an important inspiration" for her, and led to the development of the character William Murdoch. 

English crime fiction writer, Natasha Cooper, is Magna’s next International Guest of Honor. Natasha worked several years in publishing before deciding to write full time. She started with a series of historical novels using a pen name before she discovered her favorite genre: crime fiction. Her second series was about a fictional barrister named Trish Maguire, who is a lawyer with both worldly ambition and a biting social conscience, which drives her to become involved in investigations that lie right outside her professional scope. Natasha's third series focuses on forensic psychologist Karen Taylor. The fourth in this series, Vengeance in Mind, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Additionally Cooper writes book reviews for The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Globe and Mail. She also has a column in Crime Time. In 2007 she chaired the Harrogate Crime Writing festival.

If you can't attend the entire weekend, consider attending one day or even the banquet dinner. Several registration options are available to you. Register online today!

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