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Do you have the dates of November 12 – 14 on your calendar? You should! The Crime Bake committee is moving forward with an in-person event at the Dedham Hilton!

We surveyed our community and the resounding response was it would be a crime not to gather once again. Yes, we’re doing so with our fingers crossed and vaccination cards in our pockets because no one really knows for sure what that pesky virus has in store for us next fall.

So, in addition to planning a live event that is sensitive to attendee needs and concerns, we are exploring ways to have an online version of our beloved conference. Our focus is on you and what you told us you want. Whether live or online, Crime Bake will give you the best mystery and crime panels and master classes, opportunities to meet with agents and editors, and chances to mingle with other authors.

But wait! There’s more! Our Guest of Honor this year is none other than best-selling and award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan! Isn’t that perfect? In a time when we are hopeful to gather again, our Boston-based hometown girl is our guest of honor! So our theme this year is, “Home Sweet Homicide: Time to Kill Your Darlings.”

We’re excited at the prospect of seeing you all again. Every decision we make is with you, your safety, and your love of crime in mind!

Registration will open in early July, so check back here for updates!

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Connie Hambley, Co-Chair

Paula Munier, Co-Chair

New England Crime Bake Committee