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Nothing But the Truth: History, Mystery, Music & Murder Author Panel

Join us via Crowdcast for a stellar lineup of mystery writers on Dec. 8th at 7pm!

Free to register here!


LORI ROBBINS is the author of the On Pointe and Master Class mystery series. Her work has garnered multiple awards, including the Indie Award for Best Mystery and the Silver Falchion. She’s currently a finalist for a Mystery & Mayhem Book Award. Short stories include “Accidents Happen” in Mystery Most Diabolical and “Leading Ladies” in Justice for All. She’s also a contributor to The Secret Ingredient: A Mystery Writers Cookbook. A former dancer, Lori performed with a number of modern and ballet companies, including Ballet Hispanico and the St. Louis Ballet. Her commercial work included featured ads for Pavlova Perfume and Macy’s. After ten very lean years onstage she became an English teacher and now writes full time. As a dancer, English teacher, and mother of six, Lori is an expert in the homicidal impulses everyday life inspires.

MALLY BECKER combines her love of history and crime fiction in mysteries that feature strong, independent heroines. Her debut novel, The Turncoat's Widow, was nominated for an Agatha Award earlier this year and The named a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion finalist. The Counterfeit Wife, was published by Level Best Books last month, and she is at work on the third installment in her Revolutionary War mystery series. A member of the board of MWA-NY, Mally was an attorney until becoming a full-time writer. She and her husband live in New Jersey, where they raised their wonderful son. 

ERICA MINER, formerly a Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist for 21 years, now enjoys a multi- faceted career as an award-winning author, lecturer, screenwriter, and arts journalist. Erica’s debut novel, Travels with my Lovers, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards. Her screenplays have won awards in the Santa Fe, WinFemme and Writer’s Digest competitions. Erica’s passion for “Bringing Murder and Music together” is embodied in her 3-part Julia Kogan “Opera Mystery” novel series, published by Level Best Books. Starting with Aria for Murder set at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Erica draws on her own real-life experiences working at the Met with Maestro Leonard Bernstein and other superstars of the music world. The series’ young violinist sleuth, Julia Kogan, investigates murder and mayhem behind the Met’s “Golden Curtain.” The series
continues with sequels that take place at Santa Fe Opera and San Francisco Opera. A resident of the Pacific Northwest, Erica is a top speaker and lecturer on opera and writing. In addition to her pre-concert lectures for the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, Erica regularly presents for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington; the Creative Retirement Institute at Edmonds College in the greater Seattle area; and Wagner Societies in Boston, New York, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, and recently, North Carolina, and New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). West coast writing workshop venues include Write on the Sound and Fields End (Seattle area), and and the Los Angles Writing Conference.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
Murder in Third Position: An On Pointe Mystery By Lori Robbins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685121969
Availability: Currently Not In-Store - Available to Order
Published: Level Best Books - November 22nd, 2022

The Counterfeit Wife: A Revolutionary War Mystery By Mally Becker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685121587
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Published: Level Best Books - September 20th, 2022

Aria for Murder: A Julia Kogan Opera Mystery By Erica Miner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685121983
Availability: Currently Not In-Store - Available to Order
Published: Level Best Books - October 28th, 2022