Left Coast Crime

We’re busy getting ready to head off to LCC; planning, packing, loading the car and all that for a drive to Monterey. Sorry for no Friday Forgotten Book post. There will be a brief New Arrivals post Monday. I’ll be checking here for comments, what you’ve been doing and reading, etc. and I’ll be making updates from the con.


The last con we went to was Bouchercon in San Francisco, and we’re not going to Long Beach for Bouchercon so LCC in Monterey is our only one this year. Next year LCC will be here in Portland, by the way.

While our house & cat sitter cares for things at home, we’ll be on the road. It’s a two day drive, straight down the I5, the length of Oregon and past Mt. Shasta to Redding, CA. then down past the bay area and into Monterey.

The plan is to go to some panels, meet and have meals with friends, possibly buy a book or two…  I’m a huge fan of both William Kent Krueger and Louise Penny, who will be there, Pronzini-Muller are Lifetime Achievement awardees, and both Sue Grafton and Laurie King are participating, so it should be fun. I’ll post a full report after we get back.

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8 Responses to Left Coast Crime

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. I haven’t been to a convention in decades, or to Monterey since the early 1980s when I was on the west coast. Beautiful area.

  2. Richard says:

    Keith, I go to a mystery con every couple of years, and always enjoy the Monterey area, so this was a no brainer.

  3. prettysinister says:

    Enjoy the trip and convention! With LCC being held in Protland next year I’m tempted to register and attend. We loved our trip to your state last year and I’m eager to return. So much of Portland was left unexplored and we need to check out the eastern & norhtern part of Oregon.

  4. Richard says:

    John, that would be great, love to meet you f2f and I’m sure you’d find much to enjoy in addition to the con.

  5. I want to get to Bouchercon one of these years. Never been.

  6. Richard says:

    Charles, many of them are in the eastern part of the country, with the west getting fewer, so you may find done close enough for easy travel. They are fun, especially as a writer.

  7. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Hope (and trust) you guys will have a great time. We will be heading home next week about the time you are heading south. No conventions for us this year.

  8. Richard says:

    Thanks, Jeff. Too bad you’re not going to any cons. I’m assuming it’s because they’re on the west coast. I do hope you’ll be coming here for LCC next year, though. Cons here are few and far between, methinks.

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