Crime Wave Hits Charlottesville! – Virginia Festival of the Book starts next week

As I have mentioned before, I really look forward to the Book Festival every year. My favorite event is the annual Book Fair at the Omni. In previous years I have found the perfect books for my young friends at Jackson-Via Elementary School as I wandered through the exhibits during breaks between the Crime Wave mystery events.

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Virginia Festival of the BookAnnual Book Fair at the Omni
Sat. March 20th, 2010 – 9:00 AM

The Annual Book Fair takes place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Omni Hotel Atrium amid Crime Wave mystery events and Publishing Day events. The Fair features forty + authors, publishers and sellers of other book-related items.

Crime Wave Hits Charlottesville!

International best selling author Katherine Neville (The Eight and The Fire) moderates a panel of some of the best contemporary mystery writers around.  Join us for Friday Night Crimes at the Albemarle County Office Building on March 19 at 8 p.m to hear Rhys Bowen (The Last Illusion), John Hart (The Last Child), David Liss (The Devil’s Company), Nancy Martin (Our Lady of Immaculate Deception), and Julia Spencer-Fleming (One Was a Soldier) discuss their most recent mysteries and thrillers.

Saturday,  March 20, is packed with seven mystery and thriller programs  at the Omni at which you can “kill” some time!

And, if you really want some mystery in your life, consider purchasing a $16 raffle ticket to win a chance to have your name in Ellen Crosby’s next mystery novel.  Ellen’s books are set in Virginia vineyards and include The Merlot Murders, The Chardonnary Charade, The Bordeaux Betrayal, and The Reisling Retribution.   The proceeds from the raffle benefit the Virginia Festival of the Book, so take a chance and help the Festival!