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Current COVID Policy as of September 24, 2021:

For the safety of speakers, volunteers, and attendees, mask-wearing will be required at all Crime Bake events. In addition, all speakers, volunteers, and attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 48-hours prior to admittance. Also, the Dedham Hilton is open to the public. The hotel is following the current Covid protocols outlined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements

Crime Bake 2021 is ON!

Nov. 12-14, 2021(in-person)

Nov. 14-20, 2021(exclusively online)

We can’t predict the future, but we can create our own small corner of it!

Registration is open for our three-day conference and we will have so much to celebrate! And, to extend our welcome to all New England crime and mystery lovers regardless of their travel plans, we are now offering an online conference filled with exclusive content!

Our theme this year is HOME SWEET HOMICIDE and who could be a better homecoming queen and Guest of Honor but New England’s own Hank Phillippi Ryan!

Even our venue brings us “home” again. By popular request, this year’s ‘Bake will return to the Boston/Dedham Hilton. We have a block of rooms reserved at reduced rates for Crime Bake registrants, so be sure to use the special link on this website or during the conference registration to make your reservation. And our online program means you can experience the best of New England settings and personalities in your own home!

Home always means comfort and the Crime Bake committee has made every effort to ensure your comfort and safety. We’ve made some changes, so please be sure to read our FAQs for information. Once you register for either the in-person or online conference, you will be kept informed of any updates.

We have a terrific roster of speakers on a range of topics for masterclasses, panels, and hands-on workshops. Our Agent and Editor track feature some of the best talent seekers around. If you have a manuscript that’s looking for a home, Crime Bake’s A&E track is for you!

Our online conference has exclusive content and uses all the fun tools we’ve grown to love. Live chats, polling, fun videos, amazing interviews, and special guests will delight you. Thinking you might get Numb Buns from too much sitting? We’ve scheduled the live events to only one or two a day for one week and are recording them so registrants can view the sessions at a time convenient for them. We’ve sprinkled our recorded content over several days to always give you something new to look forward to. Recorded content will be available for 90 days after the event, so registrants can dip back in any time.

This year we’re celebrating 20 years of community, craft, and crime with fresh ideas, content, and accessibility!

So, take a look at our conference offerings and register! As always, space for the in-person event is limited so sign-up now to guarantee your seat! Online is open to all without limitation, so we welcome you to our home sweet home.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Connie Johnson Hambley

Paula Munier

Crime Bake Co-Chairs

New England Crime Bake Committee

Click here to see our Crime Bake channel on YouTube!