Bloody Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Bloody Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Friends of Mystery Welcomes Valerie Geary, Dana Haynes, and J.S. James Friends of Mystery is pleased to present a panel of Northwest authors for our November 2019 Bloody Thursday. Join for a lively discussion featuring Oregon Book Award finalist Valerie Geary, Spotted...
Mike Lawson Wins Spotted Owl for House Witness

Mike Lawson Wins Spotted Owl for House Witness

The Friends of Mystery is proud to announce our 2019 Spotted Owl Award Winner, Mike Lawson for House Witness. This makes Mike a three-time winner of the Spotted Owl! The rest of our finalists are: Baron Birtcher – Fistful Of Rain Robert Dugoni – A Steep Price Warren...
Ingrid Thoft wins Spotted Owl for Duplicity

Ingrid Thoft wins Spotted Owl for Duplicity

The Friends of Mystery is proud to announce our 2018 Spotted Owl Award Winner, Ingrid Thoft for Duplicity. The rest of our finalists are: Robert Dugoni for Close to Home Matthew Sullivan for Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Mike Lawson for K Street G.M. Ford for...
Writers Conference: The Mechanics of Murder

Writers Conference: The Mechanics of Murder

Behind the Book: The Mechanics of Murder Eugene, OR August 25-27, 2017 Wordcrafters of Eugene, Oregon is hosting an amazing educational event for writers called Behind the Book: The Mechanics of Murder. In this weekend-long conference, Wordcrafters welcomes authors...
Bloody Thursday Move to The Old Church

Bloody Thursday Move to The Old Church

Starting with our January Bloody Thursday, the Friends of Mystery is moving to The Old Church. This beautiful location in downtown Portland is known by many as a destination for lectures, musical performances, and other public events. To kick off our tenure at The Old...
Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Chelsea Cain and Johnny Shaw have been chosen as recipients of the twentieth annual Friends of Mystery Spotted Award. Cain is receiving her award for her book, One Kick, published in August 2014 by Simon & Schuster. Johnny Shaw is receiving his award for his book,...