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Why attend Magna? Let our readers and writers tell you why they come year after year!

  • “I've said for a long time that Magna has always been my favorite conference. I'm blown away by the honor of being guest of honor!”  – John Gilstrap
  • “This is a gem of an event. Discover Indiana and its marvelous mystery festival – I did and enjoyed every moment.”  – Alexander McCall Smith
  • "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
  • “Magna cum Murder is the best small mystery conference in the country, period.  Everything is run to perfection, the people are great, the location is great...  What more could you ask for?”  – Steve Hamilton  

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Guest of Honor John Gilstrap is The New York Times bestselling author of ten thrillers, including High Treason (August, 2013), Damage ControlThreat WarningHostage ZeroNo MercySix Minutes to Freedom (nonfiction), Scott FreeEven StevenAt All Costs, and Nathan’s Run.  Four of the books were Literary Guild selections. His novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.

 

International Guest of Honor Robert Wilson is the author of the Bruce Medway series, set in and around Benin, West Africa, and the Javier Falcón series, set largely in Seville, Spain. He is also the author of the espionage novel The Company of Strangers and A Small Death In Lisbon, which consists of a historically split narrative, and won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1999. 

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!