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Damsels of Distress Virtual Event

Join us and the Damsels of Distress for a virtual night of thrilling crime fiction on Friday, 4/23 at 7pm!

Authors D.M. Barr, Lori Robbins, and Cathi Stoler will read from their most recent novels, talk about the NYC chapter of Sisters in Crime, and discuss being ladies in the gritty world of crime writing. 

The event will be moderated by author and Level Best Books editor Shawn Simmons.

D.M. Barr

By day, a mild-mannered salesperson, wife, mother, rescuer of senior shelter dogs, competitive trivia player and author groupie, happily living just north of New York City. By night, an author of sex, suspense and satire. President: Hudson Valley RWA; Board Member, Sisters in Crime NY/Tri-State, Member ITW and MWA.

Lori Robbins

​Brooklyn-born Lori Robbins began dancing at age 16 and launched her professional career three years later. After ten very lean years as a dancer she attended Hunter College, graduating summa cum laude with a major in British Literature and a minor in Classics. Her first mystery, Lesson Plan for Murder, won the Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery and was a finalist in the Readers’ Choice and Indie Book Awards. Murder in First Position is the first in her new mystery series, published by Level Best Books. This work is set in the world of professional ballet. She is currently working on the second book in both series. Robbins is a vice president of the NYC chapter of Sisters in Crime and an expert in the homicidal impulses everyday life inspires.

Cathi Stoler

Cathi Stoler’s Murder On The Rocks Series features The Corner Lounge owner, Jude Dillane and includes, Bar None, Last Call and Straight Up, published by Level Best Books. She’s also written the suspense novels, Nick of Time and Out of Time and the Laurel and Helen New York Mysteries. Board member: Sisters in Crime New York/Tri-State, MWA, ITW. 

Shawn Simmons

Shawn Simmons is the author of seven novels in the Red Carpet Catering Mystery series featuring Penelope Sutherland, chef-owner of a movie set catering company. She serves on the Board of Malice Domestic and is co-owner/publisher and editor at Level Best Books. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, and the Crime Writers’ Association in the U.K.

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Event date: 
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
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