Featuring 2019 Guest Of Honor
Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind two hit television series – the BBC’s Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, and ITV’s Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blthyn – both of which are watched and loved in the US.  Shetland is available in the US on Netflix, Amazon Video, Britbox and PBS, and Vera is available on Hulu, Amazon Video, Britbox, and PBS.  The first Shetland novel, Raven Black, won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017.  She lives in the UK.

Crime Bake is the premier conference for crime-fiction writers and readers in New England. Offering numerous opportunities to meet and network with agents, editors, and authors in a small, friendly environment, Crime Bake is a must-attend for mystery fans and writers. To add yourself to our email list, go to: http://crimebake.org/contact/

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Dates: November 8-10, 2019

Our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron is the NY Times bestselling author of eleven suspense novels. Reviewing her newest, Careful What You Wish ForKirkus Reviews praised her “tidy approach to stowing clues, arousing suspicions, keeping the chaos of the climax under control, then tying up loose ends makes her a professional organizer of this type of entertainment. In a word—neat.” She is a five-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and an Edgar finalist for Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel.
The award, given previously to Hans and Judy Copek and to Kate Flora, is given each year to a person or persons who have contributed to the New England mystery community with generosity and vision. A scholarship to the following year’s New England Crime Bake will be awarded the following year in her name to a person with financial need who demonstrates the same spirit of community. The award will be presented at the banquet on Saturday night.